The Estonian-developed international data exchange technology X-road, said to be hacker-proof is to be the basis for a new Estonia-Finland system of linked doctor prescription registers that would make prescriptions issued in one country available in pharmacies in the other.
U.S. media organisation Bloomberg reports that the system will be useful to 100,000 Estonians currently employed in Finland.
X-road is an international data highway built using open-source code with blockchain technology, which is deemed to be secure because of its fragmented nature. The technology links hundreds of databases, instead of relying on a centralized system, which can be the single point of failure
As the data systems of the two countries are connected and able to interact, data between Finland and Estonia can begin to flow as soon as the relevant legislation is finalized, Bloomberg wrote.