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Blockchain in Healthcare

Preparation Key to Future Health IT Infrastructure Success

November 22, 2017 - Organizations are in the midst of health IT infrastructure digital transformation. Advanced technologies have a large role to play in the future of healthcare, but organizations must evaluate how risky emerging technology is against what their legacy infrastructure can still provide. Digital transformation is necessary but not every healthcare organization is prepared or “digitally literate”...


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Healthcare Blockchain Puts Patients in Control of EHRs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are exploring the possibilities of healthcare blockchain to more securely exchange data and help solve interoperability issues among disparate EHR systems. More vendors are developing solutions for blockchain in healthcare as more...

Health IT Infrastructure Improves with AMA Collaboration Platform

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The American Medical Association (AMA) launched a new online platform to encourage collaboration between physicians and health tech companies and to further health IT infrastructure digital transformation. The Physician Innovation Network aims...

New Hyperledger Project Fuels Healthcare Blockchain Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced its latest project, Hyperledger Quilt, offering another potential framework for organizations to develop their healthcare blockchain solution. Quilt is an implementation of the Interledger protocol (ILP), which makes transactions...

AMA Collaboration to Develop a Standard Data Framework

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The American Medical Association announced the creation of the Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) platform, bringing healthcare providers and technology vendors together to establish a standard data framework. The platform aims to improve...

Gartner Names Top Health IT Infrastructure Technology Trends

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Garner released its latest commentary on the top strategic technology trends, many of which are emerging in health IT infrastructure. “Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning...

Interest in Healthcare Blockchain Increases for Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are increasingly aware of healthcare blockchain and are actively looking into deploying the technology, according to a recent Black Book Survey. Researchers polled 88 healthcare payers and 276 providers, technology executives,...

Change Healthcare Releases Healthcare Blockchain Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Change Healthcare announced the launch of its healthcare blockchain solution to help payers and providers increase their revenue cycle efficiency. The tool will support blockchain transactions by the end of this year. Change Healthcare released...

Why Blockchain May Not Be the Solution to EHR Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain is causing a stir in healthcare as organizations look to the technology to solve the EHR interoperability and data security issues that have plagued the industry for many years. The potential for healthcare blockchain has been widely...

Open Source Collaboration Key to Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Interest in healthcare blockchain continues to grow as organizations realize the potential data sharing advantages. Blockchain is not currently used in healthcare, but open source projects, such as Hyperledger, are working to develop blockchain...

Healthcare Blockchain Frameworks Emerge as Demand Rises

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Microsoft announced the release of its Coco Framework to reduce the complexity of operational and security needs present in many healthcare blockchain implementations. The framework aims to provide organizations with a steady guide on how to...

Open Source Blockchain Development Critical to Standardization

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced that 34 more organizations have joined its group to help develop an open source blockchain standard. New members include Cisco, Talkcrypto.org, Technical University of Munich, and MadHive. EEA seeks...

Hyperledger Releases First Blockchain Framework Standard

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced the availability of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 blockchain framework. The open source framework is hosted by The Linux Foundation to be used in developing blockchain solutions and applications across all major industries, including...

Healthcare Blockchain Set to Digitally Transform Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is gaining interest as organizations seek alternative ways to protect and share clinical data. Blockchain has piqued the interest of many organizations seeking a better way to efficiently store and share data. A recent Frost...

Hyperledger Adds First Health IT Member to Blockchain Research

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced the first health IT company to join its collaborative blockchain project. Change Healthcare joined as a Premier Member and will work with other Hyperledger project members to help develop healthcare blockchain technology....

Healthcare Blockchain Focus of New IEEE Standards Association

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IEEE announced the launch of its latest IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections (IC) program: Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency, which focuses on blockchain technology. The program will bring together subject matter...

Healthcare Blockchain Relies on Industry Standardization

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is growing as organizations seek more secure ways to exchange information and conduct transactions with other entities. The enterprise blockchain market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 26 percent through 2025, according...

IBM Launches Enterprise IT Infrastructure Blockchain Solution

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced the release of IBM Blockchain, an enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric version 1.0. The new blockchain service is based on IMB LinuxONE, and will enable developers to build...

Healthcare Blockchain Expected to Rise Steadily Through 2020

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain is expected to be used by up to 65 percent of enterprises, including healthcare organizations, by 2020 according to a new report by Research and Markets. Report authors suggest the distributed ledger technology will offer much needed...

IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence Improves Cancer Treatment

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced that Jupiter Medical Center will adopt IBM Watson for Oncology. The non-profit 327 bed regional medical center will implement artificial intelligence with IBM Watson trained by Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York in its health...

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