MediConnect is the only blockchain solution intended to revolutionise the way medication is managed and traced in the UK. The MediConnect blockchain acts as a safety net for patients, prescribers, pharmacies and drug manufacturers by preventing patients ordering prescriptions with multiple online pharmacies; identifying counterfeit drugs and preventing their distribution into the Pharma chain; and alerting patients instantly when a drug or medicine is recalled.
Two online pharmacies, UK Meds and Tower Health & Pharmacy, have already signed up to integrate MediConnect’s solution, with a user-base of 300,000 customers set to generate a projected 30,000-50,000 transactions on the MediConnect blockchain each month. A comprehensive pilot scheme is also planned with 8-10 local private and NHS pharmacies set to trial the solution.
The MediConnect solution is being designed to comprise of two blockchains: Firstly, a private, permissioned blockchain to store customer prescription data and provenance data for medicines. Secondly, a public blockchain that will handle MEDI transactions. Both blockchains will be implemented using Stratis Platform Technologies.