China’s Renji Hospital, in partnership with VeChain and DNV GL, has announced the launch of the world’s first blockchain-enabled Intelligent Tumor Treatment Center powered by VeChain ToolChain.

The center serves as a transparent, efficient, and traceable medical management solution.

Combining the VeChain blockchain technology with DNV GL’s professional services, the facility plans to cover the full lifecycle management of the tumour treatment process in the hospital thereby improving the efficiency.

Renji Hospital vice-president Zhang Jidong said: “The strategic partnership and launch of the Intelligent Tumor Treatment Centre intends to enhance high-quality integrated development of Renji Hospital.

“Moving forward, Renji Hospital intends to boost our healthcare facilities with more blockchain-powered use cases and projects, which will be gradually disclosed together with our partners when the time is right.”

VeChain’s technology assists in full patient ownership of personal medical records and will let them control the authorisation and manage medical records.

Research institutions inside and outside Renji Hospital can access the authorised data to better the efficiency of clinical research.

Moreover, regulatory bodies can access the data to perform business compliance checks on medical facilities and establish a credit evaluation system.

VeChain co-founder and CEO Sunny Lu said: “As digital transformation accelerates in the healthcare sector, VeChain will continue to demonstrate its advantages and flexibility as a superior blockchain platform that is suitable for all types of use cases and industries.”

Last year, Renji Hospital announced it would join the Digital Carbon Ecosystem initiated by DNV GL and VeChain.

This platform helps patients book quality medical care and customised medical checkup provided by Renji with carbon credits.