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? 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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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
Want to Rent Your Genetic Code? Welcome to the New Health Data Economy
Two leading healthcare companies are joining forces to create a blockchain-based marketplace, powered by artificial intelligence, where individuals can upload their genetic data and rent it anonymously to medical researchers. The partnership is between Nebula Genomics, a start-up co-founded by genetic sequencing pioneer George Church and Longenesis, founded by bioinformatics expert and anti-aging researcher Dr. Alex Zhavoronkov. Read more.
AcademyHealth Blog on Blockchain
Abdul Shaikh, PhD and Andrew Bradley from PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector are writing about blockchain in healthcare for AcademyHealth. Their newest post is, Now that you have some understanding about what blockchain is and how it works, what does it mean for health care?
Blockchain Disruption a Matter of “When, Not if,” According to HLTH Panel
Ryan Black (@Ryan_M_Black) in Analytics News, recaps the HLTH event’s Blockchain panel. his great summary of the “trio of experts” reported it wasn’t just another, “this is how it works” presentation. The technology is not new, the technology works, the technology is not a buzz word, and here is how it will disrupt healthcare – A good read.
Healthcare Blockchain Leader HSBlox Achieves SOC 2 Type II Certification for Distributed Ledger Platform
HSBlox, LLC (@HS_Blox) announced that it has completed the SOC 2 Type II Attestation report for its Distributed Ledger Platform and the applications built on it. Conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, an independent leading global professional services firm, the audit affirms that HSBlox’s information security practices, controls, policies, procedures, and operations meet the SOC 2 standards for Security, Availability, Privacy and Confidentiality trust principles.
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. This episode features Anthony Begando the CEO of The Professional Credentials Exchange. The PCE is focused on bringing change to the current process of documenting professional credentials by utilizing blockchain technology.
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.
- 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.