What’s Going On with Blockchain in Healthcare?

Keeping up with technologies that are changing how healthcare is delivered.

Can a continuously growing chain of blocks using cryptography have applications in healthcare?  Once written as two words, block chain, now is known as blockchain. But what is it? Why is everyone talking about it? And how can it help healthcare? Stay tuned as we search for answers and report regularly as this technology integrates itself into healthcare. Read more of our posts on Blockchain.

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Blockchain and Healthcare: The Coming Disruption

Blockchain technology is a foundational disruptive electronic force that came to fruition and was birthed during the global economic crisis of 2008/2009. Blockchain’s first breath was taken on January 3, 2009 with the generation of the aptly named Genesis Block.

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News & Resources

IBM Leads ‘Call for Code’ to Use Cloud, Data, AI, Blockchain for Natural Disaster Relief
IBM (@IBM) and partners launched the Call for Code Global Initiative, the largest and most ambitious effort to bring startup, academic and enterprise developers together to solve one of the most pressing societal issues of our time: preventing, responding to and recovering from natural disasters.

SimplyVital Health & Shivom Announce Global Healthcare Blockchain Alliance
SimplyVital Health (@SimplyVitalHQ) and Shivom (@ProjectShivom) have announced a partnership to advance the formation of a Global Healthcare Blockchain Alliance. Both companies recognize the enormous potential of blockchain to revolutionize healthcare and life sciences, and this partnership aims to develop best practices and standards that promote consistency and uniformity throughout the blockchain community.

HSBlox’s Blockchain-Powered Advanced Referral Manager Solution Delivers Transparency, Cost Savings and Improved Care Coordination
HSBlox(@HS_Blox) announced the launch of its Advanced Referral Manager (ARM) solution, which utilizes blockchain technology to automate the referral administration process, resulting in decreased network leakage, time and money savings for payers and providers, and enhanced patient care.

The Tate Chronicles

Tune in to HealthcareNOW Radio, weekdays at 11:30am ET, The Tate Chronicles with host Jim Tate. Jim is on the search for disruptive technologies that will change healthcare. His first series of episodes will focus on blockchain. This episode features Don Fortner, President of Blockchain Solutions with Valsurity. He is a management executive with experience in health information technology, blockchain use case analysis and development. Don is well known known as an educator and presenter.


The 2nd Annual Healthcare Blockchain Summit
#HCBlockchain just wrapped in Boston MA. The Summit (@HCBlockchain) uniquely addresses the power of blockchain-based platforms to transform healthcare systems and business practices.

The Cryptolina Blockchain Expo
#Cryptolina2018 just wrapped in Raleigh NC. Since 2014, The Cryptolina Blockchain Expo (@Cryptolina) has attracted some of the industry’s top innovators, investors and thought-leaders dedicated to blockchain-based technologies and has won accolades from across the cryptocurrency community. Stay tuned for #Cryptolina2019.

The Basics
Who We Read
  • Founded in 2015, Blockchain News has the goal of educating and informing those curious about Blockchain.
  • From the Blockchain Unleashed: IBM Blockchain Blog, the Blockchain in Healthcare category.
  • Investing News: Blockchain – BIS Research estimates the global blockchain healthcare market will reach $5.61 billion by 2025. A good reason to know who the players are. Here is their into article.