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IT Management

How blockchain is fighting opioid epidemic

2018 13 Sep

Much has been said about blockchain's potential to enhance security of data management and sharing. Gartner has gone so far to say it's overhyped at the moment; yet IBM and other tech firms are bent on turning the promise of cryptographic ledger technology into real-world efficiencies in healthcare and beyond. Blockchain's growing list of innovative... Read more

IT Management

Short read: smart contracts in healthcare

2018 22 Aug

For researchers, funding plays an important role in accomplishing their work. In the healthcare industry, many relevant topics do not get sufficient funding because they are not profitable for pharmaceutical laboratories. Blockchain, which is based on distributed ledger technology, and "smart contracts" are seen as possible solutions to this  funding... Read more

IT Management

Is blockchain the solution for fragmented medical info?

2018 12 Jun

The use of different electronic records systems in hospitals and specialist clinics makes it difficult for doctors or care teams to have a complete view of a patient’s health history or treatment record. Blockchain has emerged as a possible solution to this data fragmentation problem. Blockchain, which makes use of distributed ledger technology,... Read more

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Blockchain healthcare IT set for huge growth by 2025

2018 24 Apr

The need to improve interoperability and security of the healthcare information systems is a major factor for the growing adoption of blockchain technology in the healthcare sector, according to a new report from global market intelligence and advisory firm BIS Research. The report says the blockchain in healthcare is projected to be $176.8 million... Read more

IT Management

The benefits of blockchain

2018 12 Apr

There is so much more to the healthcare industry than medicine, says Varun Gera, Founder & CEO of HealthAssure, noting how the sector has become a powerhouse of information about doctors, patients and their health records. This information needs to be kept safe and secure, and yet be readily available to those who need it, he hastens to add. However,... Read more

IT Management

Blockchain ANN to save lives

2018 06 Mar

The use of artificial intelligence in healthcare seems to grow at a frenetic pace. Indeed, according to a forecast by IBM, the medical AI market will be worth $200 billion a year in a few years. And Skychain, a key player in advancing the use of healthcare AI, has made public its goal of capturing a lion's share of the market. Skychain is a project... Read more

IT Management

Blockchain and the monetisation of healthcare data

2018 27 Feb

The application of artificial intelligence in healthcare continues to expand, and this time AI will be used in combination with blockchain technology to create a global marketplace for healthcare data. In this blockchain-based marketplace, the monetisation of a person's health data (e.g., blood test results) will become possible. Longenesis, a healthcare... Read more

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Blockchain in Healthcare Congress

2018 03 May

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Smart contracts in healthcare

2018 25 Jan

Lo o k i ng a t t he f u t u r e o f S m a r t Co n t r a c t s i n h e a l t h c a r e. Coul d S mar t Contract-enable d bloc k chain s  hel p p r otec t patien t dat a  whil e als o p r omot in g watertigh t agreement... Read more

IT Management

Blockchain: The Answer to HIT Security?

2017 05 Sep

With hacking attacks on the rise, healthcare organisations need to beef up measures to ensure better protection of sensitive patient data. Infosec teams may find the emerging Blockchain technology helpful in tackling the hacking threat. Blockchain is seeing growing support because of its capabilities to offer impregnable security. The technology... Read more