Pony Ma, chairman and founder of Tencent, said that the Tencent Blockchain (腾讯区块链, also called as TrustSQL) will be used in medical treatment so that prescription cannot be tampered with, Chinese media Tencent Technology is reporting. 

He also said that the internet behemoth has already partnered with Chinese city Liuzhou and Guangxi Province to enable the scheme at 2018 China “Internet +” digital economic summit held in Chongqing.

“Tencent has tested the first ‘out-of-hospital prescription circulation’ service to cities like Guangxi and Liuzhou based on the WeChat’s hospital reservation service and payment functions. They have prescribed prescriptions in hospitals, purchased drugs outside the hospital, and even sent medicines to their homes. They also connected planning committee, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. Here we are using blockchain technology so that prescription cannot be tampered with, and we are also considering to promote the application of this technology,” Ma said.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com