Enterprise Application Use cases in Metaverse – Healthcare

As internet technology evolution goes through its next iteration with the Metaverse coming into its own in the past few years, there is a great deal of excitement in the tech world about its potential and possibilities.

With Metaverse gaining traction, developers and companies are finding novel ways of applying it to real-life use cases facilitating the industryÔÇÖs growth at an exponential rate.

Enterprise Metaverse use cases-Healthcare

The Metaverse offers innovative opportunities to businesses. Here are some use cases where it can favorably impact the healthcare delivery model in the following areas:


Metaverse in healthcare has introduced new avenues for offering treatments at subsidized rates and in geographical locations that health providers may not be able to visit through telepresence. Virtual 3D clinics offer an easy and convenient way for patients and doctors to interact with each other. They are especially effective in the case of minor health conditions where a doctor could diagnose a patient without any physical examination and all that is needed is for the patient and doctor to have headsets.

Mental health is another area where metaverse could prove beneficial. Through immersive VR experiences, psychiatrists could treat disorders like PTS (post-traumatic stress), Anxiety, Delusions, Eating disorders, and so on.

gameChange is a landmark Virtual Reality Therapy that treats patients who suffer from psychosis ÔÇô it targets the extreme anxiety that keeps patients from participating in day-to-day activities. The trial results showed that the treatment was effective and extremely popular among patients with high uptake rates.

Decentralized storage through Blockchain

Blockchain is a key technology that drives the metaverse. The management and security of highly sensitive and valuable health data is the most significant application of Blockchain in healthcare. Blockchains allow for data to be stored securely through decentralized, distributed, and encrypted databases. When a patientÔÇÖs health records are stored on a blockchain, it makes them difficult to hack. They are also easily accessible when a patient gives consent to a doctor to review his records just with the click of a button.

Digital Twins

Digital twins are virtual models or simulations of any process, system, or object that generate real-world data with the purpose of learning more about the real-world counterpart. In the metaverse, Digital twins can be used to create ÔÇÿtest dummiesÔÇÖ for individuals which can be used to predict outcomes, e.g.: response to specific medications, recovery from surgery and illness, and so on. Med-tech companies like Siemens Healthineers and GE Healthcare are investing in digital twin technology.

Precision Surgery through AR/VR

Immersive Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), and AI technologies are helping surgeons to perform minimally invasive and more precise surgeries by getting a 3D view of the patientÔÇÖs body which helps them to plan and perform operations.

Moreover, the data gathered from the patientÔÇÖs digital twin will help them to predict recovery duration, possible complications, and prescribed treatments if complications arise post the surgical procedure.

Zimmer BiometÔÇÖs OptiVu Mixed Reality platform uses Microsoft Hololens2 to offer a mixed-reality world that offers innovative solutions to streamline surgical planning and workflow and offers real-time support that enables surgeons and care teams to collaborate and improve patient outcomes.


Traditional medical training offers limited resources for the practice of surgeries partly because dissection procedures on cadavers prove to be costly for hospitals. With VR, students can train in a simulated environment at a significantly lower cost.

Dissection on a virtual cadaver improves learning outcomes as it enables students to work individually. It enhances studentsÔÇÖ technical capabilities such as precision and decision-making skills and is cost-effective too.


Instant sharing of information between doctors and support staff will ultimately lead to quicker diagnosis and quality healthcare service.

Veyond Metaverse offers XR technology solutions that augment and improve medical education and training, surgical planning and procedures, and diagnosis and treatments through its proprietary cloud communication platform.


Metaverse has created a new and unique world full of possibilities and opportunities for a diverse variety of businesses.

Although the early adopters might need to prepare for the challenges it presents currently, they will certainly gain a competitive edge by leveraging the immense potential of this field.

Importance of DID in healthcare

Decentralized Identifiers (DID) has a key role to play in healthcare since it (healthcare) is now a collection of information spread everywhere across different doctors in multiple specializations, the emergency room, and other facilities. With DID patients can own and control their healthcare data.

In the absence of DID, coordinating, sharing, and working with one set of data can be difficult apart from the process of authentication that needs a unique identity for everyone. The entry of a new wave of decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and verifiable credentials (VCs) data supported by blockchain makes it possible to achieve decentralized entity authentication.

DID and blockchain have the potential to enable patients to access their identities and data, review and amend them, see who else has accessed data, give consent, or opt-in / opt-out of data sharing, get their data deleted, and even request they be forgotten.

Dimensions of DID Use in Healthcare

There are two dimensions to the use of DID in healthcare, both related to data. The first part is the personal health information of an individual which is well controlled and defined by self-sovereign identity. The information also comes from devices the person is wearing, either on medical prescription or by personal choice.

The second dimension is any smart garment or device that can collect additional information about health, lifestyle, and physical activity provides data that can be linked as additional, nonqualified credentials. The two dimensions indicate the source and nature of information and are important since they put down the context of the use of DID in healthcare.

Emerging Specific Use cases

Below are the few healthcare initiatives with DID in the US that are valid in other parts of the world.

Precision Medicine

Precision medicine provides customization of healthcare in areas such as medical decisions, treatments, practices, and medicines, which are tailored to an individual. Precision medicine is critically dependent on healthcare data in near real-time, and of high quality. DID and blockchain enable innovative approaches for patients to handle their identities and data, engage them in their healthcare, and enable their participation in precision medicine.

´╗┐DID for Authentication and Beyond

The use of decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and verifiable credentials (VCs) data modeled by blockchain has made it possible to achieve entity authentication in a decentralized manner. It is possible to design a blockchain-based framework with DID for patient authentication and consent management for Electronic Health Records (EHR). It includes DID generation and authentication credential setup along with workflows for issuing and verifying credentials in the EHR ecosystem. Hyperledger Indy blockchain and Aries library are used to implement the framework.

One example here is Truu that is collaborating with National Health Service (NHS) to transform the way healthcare organizations in the UK verify staff identities, qualifications, and certifications with its portable, trusted digital ID for healthcare professionals. Evernym, Hedera, MediBloc, MedRec, Health-ID, and Tykn are some of the other leading companies offering DID solutions for healthcare.

Data associated with a DID enables healthcare providers to interact with patients. With a patientÔÇÖs consent, multiple data sets associated with the same DID can be easily consolidated. Claims can be associated with a DID and be verified and signed by the healthcare entity or other authority.

A Typical Healthcare DID Initiative

We can imagine a decentralized identity situation to authenticate with a healthcare service online for a (digital enabled) patient. It includes the following steps:

´╗┐Key Consideration of DID

Key areas where DID can be leveraged to improve healthcare include outcomes for patients, providers, and government agencies. Given the risks and challenges of planning and implementing such integration, it is critical to ensure that fundamental systems are robust and inclusive in order to maintain the confidentiality and security of personal data. The design of identification systems will dictate which integration models are ideal for any given situation.

´╗┐Chainyard in Healthcare DID

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