SINGAPORE, June 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Genetics testing is the core of preventive healthcare. Clients must first understand their genetic makeup to lower the risks of developing an illness or disease. A leading ASEAN company, Genecare, is one genetics testing company that allows clients to better understand their risks. The company makes use of whole genome sequencing to detect a client’s genetic variance and susceptibility to diseases or abnormalities.
Once ready, the results will be uploaded onto Genecare’s app called NexTx. It contains medical professionals and lifestyle service providers who offer precise and targeted advice based on the client’s genetic profiling for preventive healthcare consultation.
For example, medical experts will offer customised medical recommendations, while lifestyle service providers, such as fitness clubs, can create tailor-made exercise plans based on the client’s genetic makeup. The providers will then be able to input their observations and recommendations into the client’s profile.
The NexTx technology reduces time to track down information across different systems. However, as convenient as this may sound, there are widespread concerns about privacy since any form of medical data is highly sensitive. To address these worries, Genecare is working with Jupiter Chain to enable blockchain technology for NexTx’s ecosystem.
“Without blockchain technology, there is always the risk of data breaches. Leaked personal data, can lead to devastating outcomes, such as manipulated medical records or discriminatory treatment from others due to exposed medical history. With Jupiter Chain, consumers will have a layer of security protecting their data,” said Mr Lew Hon Kean, CEO of Genecare.
Jupiter Chain is a smart, consentable data platform that allows users to maintain data privacy by encrypting their data and requiring consent before other parties can access the necessary information to perform big data analytics.
“With Jupiter Chain, service providers only get the assessment result and will not see the genetic data. This ensures the privacy of users while allowing them to get access to tailored healthcare products and services,” said Dr Ernie Teo, CTO of Jupiter Chain.
Genecare is a precision, preventive healthcare company founded in 2017 to design a unique integrated end-to-end healthcare solution for clients through genetic testing (Information), IOT (Monitoring) and smart dispenser (The Solution). The mission of the company is to help people improve their lives based on the 3P concept (Precision, Predictive and Preventive). Genecare was awarded the Malaysia Health & Wellness Brand Awards in 2018.
About Jupiter Chain
Conceived by JEDTrade, the Jupiter Chain project is a Smart Consentable Data Exchange platform that aims to create a privacy preserving federated blockchain which enables the use of analytics. Data owners can control their data and provide access to other parties to receive tailored services. For more information on the project, please visit jupiterchain.tech.
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