Indonesian govt & dClinic embark on US$140m healthcare blockchain project

Photo courtesy of dClinic.

BP Batam Hospital, BP Batam and dClinic have signed contracts worth US$140 million to deliver a number of projects in Batam, Indonesia. This will include the delivery of BMB (Batam Medical Blockchain) leveraging dClinic’s PHB (Private Healthcare Blockchain) to be hosted at the upgraded BP Batam Data Centre.

As part of the above projects, dClinic and BP Batam will also engage in a partnership to deliver dClinic’s program for Wellness and Vitality at a number of retreats around Batam. dClinic has engaged Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services Pte Ltd as its key advisor for this project. The overall goal is to roll this technology across the whole of Batam and eventually, Indonesia.

Dr. Sigit Riyarto, Director of RSBP Batam, announced, “RSBP Batam has already won a number of awards for its innovation. Working now with dClinic we aim to introduce the BMB to Batam and then to the greater Indonesia. What we can achieve through better communication with our patients will only assist the healthcare system and help bring change to way we communicate and encourage our consumers.”

Dr. Edi Pambudi, Deputy Assistant Ministry of Monetary and Balance of Payments, Indonesia, added, “This agreement between RSBP Batam and dClinic is another major step towards our plans to open up Batam and Indonesia to co-investment projects in Blockchain.”

Edy Putra, Chairman of BP Batam, said, “BP Batam wants to develop new regulations to enable BP Batam to develop a special Medical Economic Zone. These new regulations are designed to create new innovative models of health service delivery especially for medical tourism, and we see this contract between dClinic and RSBP Batam as certainly furthering our goals.”

“For too long, organisations and governments have pursued static Electronic Health Records as their preferred solution to answer the complexities of their patient’s healthcare journeys. There is more evidence being compiled daily that these are restricted and often don’t work. The answer to healthcare worldwide is a dedicated Healthcare Blockchain,” said Dr Richard Satur, CEO of dClinic.

Deloitte & Touche Financial Advisory Services Pte Ltd will be assisting dClinic with corporate governance and investment (including fund raising) strategies. BP Batam and dClinic have also invited other companies to explore integration opportunities with BMB.