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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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. This episode features Chrissa McFarlane, the Founder/CEO of Patientory. Patientory is a blockchain based application which allows healthe patients, clinicians, and healthcare organizations to access, store and transfer information safely.

News, Resources, & Noted

Women in Blockchain: Making a Difference in Healthcare through Distributed Ledger Technology
As blockchain technology grows within the healthcare setting, the industry has seen numerous initiatives arise to apply blockchain technology to healthcare use cases. What we also have seen is the growth of another male-dominated industry, coined by the industry as the “blockchain bros”. In this webinar from HIMSS (@HIMSS), you will hear from Chrissa McFarlane, Emily Vaughn, Heather Flannery, and Mari Greenberger who have established themselves as influential thought-leaders among their male colleagues working with blockchain technology. Learn about their journey through this industry and hear how their work is influencing blockchain technology’s positive impact on healthcare. Register for this event.

TimiDNA Opts You Out Until You Choose to Opt-In, Because It Is Your Genetic Data
Timicoin/TimiHealth (@timicoin), a healthcare Blockchain-as-a-Service company announces the expansion of TimiDNA platform as a full service genetics company, which has APIs being optimized to facilitate porting of genetic data.

Perfect Match: Generation Z, Blockchain and Healthcare
Digital Commerce 360 – The emergence of blockchain technology and its related features and benefits have started being widely used and adopted in the last two years. With a range of different use cases, blockchain technology has been adopted across several industries, with prominent examples being in the world of supply chains and finance. In fact, blockchain technology is regarded as the safest, most reliable and efficient way of transferring and storing value, without any third-party involvement.

Blockchain’s Potential Role in Securing the Healthcare Industry
InformationAge – Since the first application of blockchain was introduced in 2008 with bitcoin, the technology has drawn a lot of attention and investment. Indeed, Juniper Research announced in July 2017 that 67% of enterprises had spent more than $100,000 by the end of 2016 and 91% planned to spend more than that in 2017. Indeed, the potential to build trust, through the process of verification on the blockchain can be applied to a variety of industries from financial and legal to transportation and healthcare.

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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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.