Accenture, Microsoft building blockchain ID prototype for healthcare, others – Healthcare IT News

Prototype could help by creating a digital identity for 1.1 billion people around the world who don’t have a formal ID.

Accenture and Microsoft have created a prototype based on blockchain technology with the aim of creating a digital identity for 1.1 billion people around the world who don’t have a formal ID.

According to Accenture, one-sixth of the world’s population cannot participate in cultural, political, economic and social life for lack of ID.

Establishing identity, Accenture executives said in a statement, is a must for gaining access to healthcare – and to a host of other services benefits and activities, such including education, voting, banking, mobile communications, housing, and family and childcare benefits.

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