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Medical staff in protective clothes are seen carrying a patient from an apartment suspected of having the coronavirus in Wuhan, in Hubei province on January 30, 2020. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)

While the coronavirus outbreak is still growing, an increasing number of business sectors are uniting to stop the spread. The newest announcement on the topic is coming from Acoer, a company that builds blockchain-enabled apps, which is providing its HashLog data visualization engine to its life science and healthcare clients to comfortably visualize and track the coronavirus epidemic.

Acoer’s blockchain-enabled applications aim to deliver transparency, computational trust and auditable data in a trusted environment.

This Coronavirus HashLog dashboard is an enterprise-grade distributed public ledger, which is created with the idea to communicate with Hedera Hashgraph in real-time. It will allow scientists, researchers and journalists to see the advancement of the virus and understand the trends thanks to a wide range of publicly available data, such as data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

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The Coronavirus HashLog dashboard not only visualizes the spread in real-time but also shows data for confirmed cases, deaths and recoveries per hundred infections, and interactive views with filtering mechanisms. It also provides the ability to download directly from visualizations.

The CEO of Acoer, Jim Nasr shared their aim:

 “With HashLog our objective is to make data collection automated, and data visualization rich, dynamic, and intuitive. Particularly with my own public health background and tenure at the CDC, we are also huge believers that supporting public health is an incredibly important mission and as much as we can do, it is our responsibility to innovate to enhance it.”

Nasr added:

“There is a growing supply of data about the virus, but the information is not necessarily easy to visualize, consume, or extract in a simple way.”

The Chicago-based Hedera created a decentralized public network in which everybody can capture a piece of cyberspace to transact and socialize in a secure habitat.

“Healthcare and public health is a key area where Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) can provide computational trust, and serve as a source of truth for multiple parties to work from, delivering consistent, factual information across distributed communities,” noted Hedera Hashgraph CEO, Mance Harmon. “Acoer’s work to make this Coronavirus data so easy to visualize and understand is a great example of this, and we commend them for this innovative use of DLT for the public good.”

Access is not available to everybody and all healthcare experts, scientists and journalists who need to reach the searchable database must first send a message and then wait for an approval.

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