On the 6th of may an open lecture on «Blockchain technology in healthcare» was held by ISMC MEPhI.

The event was attended by 250 online participants The event was also attended by representatives of universities from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. The full video of the lecture is available at the link

The lack of timely accessibility of the required amount of information from the patient's medical history can lead to significant and possibly critical delays in diagnosis and treatment. Patient-oriented medical information systems will help to guarantee the control and safe and reliable management of medical data obtained from several hospitals, which is relevant, in particular, for patients with actively progressive as well as chronic diseases.

Alevtina Dubovitskaya, a graduate of MEPhI, Ph.D. In Computer and Communication Science (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), a teacher of blockchain technologies at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, and a consultant in the field of blockchain projects at Swisscom, shared her experience in developing and implementing blockchain-based systems in the healthcare institutions.

During the lecture discussed the questions of using blockchain technologies in the field of healthcare: applications, risks and barriers to implementation, specifics of medical information systems in terms of interoperability, and ensuring the security of personal data. Attention was also paid to the technical, legal, and social aspects of current developments and implementations of blockchain-based systems in healthcare institutions.

At the end of the event, Alevtina Dubovitskaya announced a new online course "Practice of the application blockchain in medicine" jointly with Sergey Zapechnikov, Professor of MEPhI. Registration for the course is already available at the link: Training is free for teachers of Russian universities. All participants who have completed the training will get a MEPhI certificate of advanced training.