Singaporean healthcare services provider Zuellig Pharma is using a blockchain-based network to track COVID-19 vaccinations to prevent practitioners from administering expired vaccines.
Zuellig Pharma says that its new “eZTracker” management system can help prevent the use of improperly stored or counterfeit vaccines by allowing its clients to instantly verify the provenance and authenticity of their vaccines via a mobile app.
“Accidents involving expired or improperly stored vaccines can be avoided,” said Daniel Laverick, vice-president and head of digital and data solutions at Zuellig Pharma.
eZTracker uses the SAP blockchain to capture, track and trace multiple data points to improve supply chain transparency. The eZTracker website explains how it works:
“Simply scan the QR code on the packaging to instantly verify if your product comes from an authorized distributor.”eZTracker
“Patients can scan the 2D data matrix on the product packaging to verify key product information like expiry date, temperature, and provenance through its app powered by blockchain,” added Laverick.
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