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South Korean Doctor: Blockchain Must Be Used to Fight Crisis

As reported by on November 03.2020, A South Korean doctor said that it is an inevitability that medics will turn to blockchain in the country. The industry 4.0 technology advances in the wake of a flu vaccine error which has killed at least 59 people.

An ear, nose and throat specialist, Kim Mi-ri said:

“It’s inevitable now that we have all this technology, such as blockchain, at our disposal that the medical profession in this country starts to use it. We need to use technology to monitor the way that medicine is distributed, managed and administered. We simply must do this now. The scope for human error is too broad. We need to narrow this using tool like traceability platforms, powered by blockchain, AI, Big Data, and IoT devices.”

He also added that Samsung SDS, the IT services arm of the Samsung business empire, has announced it will be launching a blockchain-based drug distribution history management pilot this month. Two other related projects have also been launched, both spearheaded by major South Korean pharmaceutical companies, that both using industry 4.0 technology

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