IBM Watson rolls out blockchain-powered digital health pass

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IBM Watson released a digital health pass app to help people verify their health status as they go back to work, school or flight in the middle of the pandemic, the company revealed Oct. 12 throughout the HLTH VRTL 2020 conference.

” Trust and openness remain critical when establishing a platform like a digital health passport, or any option that manages sensitive personal information,” Eric Piscini, IBM Watson Healths global vice president of blockchain, stated in a statement. “IBM has a steadfast commitment to information responsibility, and putting personal privacy first is an essential top priority for managing and analyzing information in action to these complex times.”.

Utilizing its blockchain innovation, IBM Watson developed the app with privacy as a key feature. The digital health pass shops records such as COVID-19 test results and temperature scans while allowing users to maintain autonomy over their individual data, as they get to control with whom they share their health status.

Katie Adams –
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

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