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IOST Blockchain to Secure Patients’ Data in Japan

In a blog post shared on Sep 17, IOST has confirmed that EverSystems — its node partner and certified developer in Japan, is working closely with the Japanese Medical Health Tech Venture “Pracs” – a Kinki University-launched healthcare technology support program, to develop a tamper-proof and secure blockchain-based system where patients with genetic diseases can securely share data of their sensitive health records with third parties.

Pracs and EverSystems Partnership

The medical records platform was first announced in June and the IOST blockchain will be used to secure data for the disease management notebook (FAP PASSPORT). 

Considering how delicate patient data is, it shall validate and evaluate existing medical data with a better level of assurance compared to existing alternatives without using IOST blockchain’s set of private and public keys. 

Patients can confidently and widely share their health data with trusted third parties with a safety net of better privacy guarantees highlight how IOST blockchain can be used to resolve nagging problems thereby impacting the real economy.

Commenting, the Pracs medical team said:

“The benefits of using blockchain technology in healthcare include the high transparency and falsification resistance through the use of a decentralized system, while hospitals can significantly reduce the cost of information management.”

“We hope to use this project with IOST as an opportunity to promote the use of blockchain in the medical field.”

Flexibility and Privacy is Guaranteed

To tackle inherent challenges like finding a balance between security and usability, the team came up a practical design that adjusts and optimizes the balance of burden between patients—who demand better security with leak-proof guarantees, and users–who prefer transparency and accessibility. 

Eventually, the team resorted to recording the hash of patients’ health records in blockchain receipts meaning come what may, this information will remain tamper-proof. 

For encryption–preventing unwarranted access from a third party including system administrator, the patient is issued with a private key by the health provider while the latter retains the public key ensuring a free-flow of information between the two via a server. In case of loss, a new set of private keys can be issued by the health provider simply by re-encrypting the patient’s record.

In this mode of operation, there is an element of flexibility especially when there is an urgent request for deletion to protect the patient’s details.

IOST Foundation is active in Japan as previously reported by Its token, IOST, was recently listed on news.

The FSA remains rigorous in their checks, always demanding complete compliance from cryptocurrency exchanges. 

Already, IOST has an office in Japan, helping accelerate the development of an IOST-based solution in the second largest cryptocurrency market in the world.

Due to the demands of the regulator and in light of rampant security breaches, ramps are left with no option but to exhaustively vet their asset as a measure to prevent preventable exploits.

As such, CoinCheck remains one of the leading cryptocurrency exchanges in the Asian powerhouse with very strict compliance procedures for projects wishing to list their digital assets. 

In Japan, the currency listing review of general trading platforms requires only seven items and 20 major categories of material to report. 

However, for users’ security, the CoinCheck listing review is deliberately harder. Blips such as an incomplete ecosystem, relatively low security, and bad liquidity are automatic disqualifiers. 

Because of their unrelenting drive for security and unwavering devotion to remaining compliant with applicable rules protecting the end-user, CoinCheck obtained a virtual currency trading license from the FSA in 2019 whose registration and approval are compliant with Article 63–3 of the National Fund Clearing Algorithm.

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