Cryptocurrency healthcare startup, Solve.Care, recently launched a blockchain remote medicine platform.

According to an announcement sent to Cointelegraph on May 22, Solve.Care announced a new marketplace that allows users to consult medical practitioners anywhere in the world. It’s called the Global Telehealth Exchange, or GTHE.

GTHE is meant to also provide physicians with a way to engage in telemedicine by publishing their profiles, rates, availability, and then accepting appointments. The system was designed with openness in mind, so third-party telehealth solutions will be able to use its registry.

The service will be accessible through the Care.Wallet healthcare management system and will be available for users in select countries later this year.

On-chain medical record-keeping

After obtaining permission from the user, doctors who provide their services through the platform will be able to review the patient’s past medical records. This is meant to avoid conducting the same assessments multiple times. It also helps to prevent doctors from performing unnecessary medical tests.

All the medical records and transactions — all carried out in the SOLVE token — on the platform are stored on-chain to ensure that the data is tamper-proof. Solve.Care CEO, Pradeep Goel, explained why telemedicine is now more important than ever before:

“The Covid-19 pandemic has severely tested the way healthcare systems are organized and delivered from a number of perspectives. Now, more and more patients are reluctant to visit their doctors due to the pandemic. Medical practitioners who are not primarily involved in treating Covid-19 cases have experienced a significant drop in patient appointments. The launch of Global Telehealth Exchange is geared towards remedying this imbalance.”

United Arab Emirate startup, in5, is also attempting to leverage blockchain technology to alleviate the effects of the pandemic. They are designing decentralized systems that the firm believes will help contain the coronavirus.