What’s Going On with Blockchain in Healthcare?
Keeping up with technologies is 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? We are going to search out the answers to these questions 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 our newest show on 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. And his first guest is Mark Stevens, Managing Partner at EnableHealth.
News & Resources
Interoperability in Action Day #4: Blockchain in Healthcare Webinar Recording
Last month, ONC and the office of the HHS Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) hosted the Interoperability in Action Day (IAD) #4. This webinar focused on the use of blockchain technology and its current and future implications in the healthcare field. Learn more about the event by visiting the IAD Webinar recording and slides.
ONC Interoperability Proving Ground – Project: Distributed Data Sharing Hyperledger (DDASH)
DDASH is an open-source protocol for information exchange across blockchain networks. Our goals are to eliminate barriers to information exchange within and among organizations and to build open economies around health information. DDASH allows Ethereum applications to run securely and inexpensively on private Ethereum networks while enabling their integration with the main Ethereum network. The result is a mechanism for health information exchange via transfer of information and value among the main Ethereum network and private Ethereum networks.
Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain?
Decentralized databases promise to revolutionize medical records, but not until the health-care industry buys in to the idea and gets to work. From the MIT Technology Review by Mike Orcutt
The 2nd Annual Healthcare Blockchain Summit
When: June 11-12
Where: Boston MA
The Summit (@HCBlockchain)uniquely addresses the power of blockchain-based platforms to transform healthcare systems and business practices. The Summit will enable participants to understand and apply the new blockchain business models and technology that will enable innovative, decentralized mechanisms for service delivery, payments, research, and patient engagement.
The Cryptolina Blockchain Expo
When: June 15-16
Where: 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.
- 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
- 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.