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.
Blockchain at HIMSS19
This year if you are attending HIMSS19, look for several ways to learn more and experience blockchain in healthcare.
Wednesday, February 13
Unlocking Healthcare Data: The Evolution and Ramifications of Blockchain
Session id: 92 – 8:30AM – 9:30AM EST
Presenter – Jim Tate and Chrissa McFarlane
Blockchain Privacy, Security, Compliance and Regulation
Session id: 109 10:00AM – 11:00AM EST
Improving Provider Data Accuracy with Blockchain
Session id: 126 -11:30AM – 12:30PM EST
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 in healthcare. In this episode, Jim’s guest is Aman Quandri, the CEO of AMSYS Blockchain and AMCHART Medical Record.
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Delivers Opening Keynote at CES 2019 on What’s Next in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Quantum Computing
IBM (@IBM) Chairman, President and CEO Ginni Rometty delivered the opening keynote at CES 2019 on Tuesday, Jan. 8. CES is the largest and one of the most influential technology events in the world. Rometty showed how technologies like artificial intelligence, blockchain and cloud are reshaping the world of business, and, in turn, our daily lives.
Rational Surgical Solutions Partners With Blockdrive To Add Blockchain Technology To Rati-Fi® Informed Consent Patient Education Platform
Rational Surgical Solutions (@ratifisoftware) is pleased to announce that it is the first company in the healthcare information technology space to offer a Blockchain process for confirmation of informed consent for surgical or medical interventions. Over the past year, the application of Blockchain technology in the Healthcare sector has experienced significant traction and endorsement, as “Blockchain technology (…) holds the potential to save billions of dollars by optimizing current workflows and disintermediating some high-cost gatekeepers.” (“Blockchain Technology in Global Healthcare, 2017-2025,” Frost & Sullivan, June 2017.)
Elsevier’s SSRN 2018 Research Year in Review: Blockchain and Bitcoin Fastest Growing Research Topics, Outstripping Big Data and Fake News
New analysis from SSRN, Elsevier’s world-leading preprint server and early stage research platform, reveals financial technology, or fintech, is the fastest growing area of research on the platform. Data shows blockchain and cryptocurrency related topics are currently the most popular papers on SSRN. Bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrencies and initial coin offering (ICO) received over half-a-million paper downloads in the past two years.
— Medtronic (@Medtronic) December 6, 2018
Developments in #digitalhealth are creating new opportunities for comprehensive care & raising new questions about managing #healthcaredata. #Blockchaininhealthcare will help us seize these opportunities & answer some of these questions. Learn more: https://t.co/VGhljJZUSs pic.twitter.com/zpFOoig2Bh
— Patientory, Inc. (@patientory) January 8, 2019
— HITECH Answers (@HITECHAnswers) January 2, 2019
Blockchain Expo Highlights
Thank you all for attending the @Blockchain_Expo in Santa Clara last week! We hope you found the expo insightful. View the highlights here: https://t.co/jsAk3E2Kkn #BlockchainExpo pic.twitter.com/nvplblPzlZ
— Blockchain Expo (@Blockchain_Expo) December 4, 2018
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.
Download this eBook on who, what, and how blockchain is impacting healthcare today.
- Pixel Privacy – What Is The Blockchain? – The word blockchain is on everyone’s lips right now. Although you might not really understand what “blockchain” means, chances are you’ve heard people talk about it (a lot). Some people believe it will change our world for the better, and it will replace the banks that we currently know – or similar extravagant things. Although the blockchain came to the general public’s attention when the crypto market absolutely exploded, the majority of the people still don’t understand how it works, what it’s used for or what all the fuss is about.
- Ted Talk –How the blockchain is changing money and business, Don Tapscott. Don Tapscott is here to help, demystifying this world-changing, trust-building technology which, he says, represents nothing less than the second generation of the internet and holds the potential to transform money, business, government and society.
- From the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons, by Alexander W. Peters, MD, Brian M. Till, John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA, FACS and Salim Afshar, MD, DMD, FACS, Blockchain technology in health care: A primer for surgeons.
Who We Read
- Blockchain Healthcare Review – Known for being a trusted resource, digital health adopters flock to their community to connect with free market healthcare delivery applications.
- Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), is an open access online, peer review journal where thought leaders and innovators converge to find solutions in a new health technology sector.
- 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 intro article.
Who To Follow