MATCH empowers individual patients to interact directly with institutions in the clinical trials they need. The Bitmark Protocol enables matching, at low transaction costs, while securing data privacy in clinical trials.
Pfizer turned to Bitmark to streamline the enrollment of candidates in clinical trials while protecting individuals' privacy. Bitmark built a blockchain-based trial matching system that uses metadata generated from health records to match individuals with clinical trials. In this process, neither Bitmark nor Pfizer stored individuals' health records or personally identifiable information, greatly reducing personal risk from data breaches.
This system uses the Bitmark Protocol to secure data provenance by creating a digital fingerprint of the individual's health records and designating control to the individual through a public key. The public key, in essence, is a randomized identifier that has no relationship to the individual or their personal information. However, the individual can easily verify their ownership of the key.
How It Works
Benefits and Future Possibilities
This simulated health data exchange is a step towards fulfilling Bitmark’s vision of a future where individuals can access health services and economic opportunities through their data without risk of privacy loss.
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MATCH empowers individual patients to interact directly with institutions. The Bitmark Protocol enables matching, at low transaction costs, while securing data privacy in clinical trials.
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