Nearly Half of European Healthcare Never Heard of Blockchain

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Blockchain technology is only on the radar for 12% or healthcare organisations in Europe, according to a new report.

 

The International Data Corporation (IDC) surveyed 290 healthcare organisations and found that 44% of respondents had not heard of Blockchain while 23% had no understanding of how the tech could be used in healthcare.

 

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When it comes to implementation of Blockchain, 2% are developing pilots and only 1% has a project underway.

 

“Only a limited number of European healthcare organisations are aware of distributed ledgers’ impact on their businesses,” said IDC Insights. “Investments are driven by national plans and large-scale network pilots that have identified the potential of Blockchain in transforming the interoperability of health records, transaction security, and process automation in complex healthcare ecosystems.”

 

As far as implementation is concerned, IDC identified the top three areas where organisations are putting the technology into action are transaction agreement, identity management and shared records management.

 

Source: IDC

Image credit: Pixabay

 

Published on : Thu, 13 Jun 2019



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