Ministry of Health in Russia considers blockchain

The VneshEconomBank VEB and the Russian Ministry of Health partnered to explore how Blockchain could be used to exchange patient history. In the release it cited a mandate from the government to create a new interagency data sharing system. 

The bank also revealed that it will launch a "Centre of Competencies" through which it will study possible blockchain applications.

Sergey Gorkov, chairman of VEB, stated,  "The Centre will engage in the development of private blockchain using the concerted efforts of the VEB team and an international professional team capable of accomplishing the tasks set by the Ministry of Health. In its turn, the Ministry is to define areas of blockchain application. To ensure greater consistency of work, we invite the Ministry of Health to join the blockchain working group."