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Anthem, doc.ai Launch Healthcare AI Data Trial on Blockchain

August 6, 2018 - Anthem and doc.ai announced August 1 the release of their collaborative healthcare artificial intelligence (AI) data trial on blockchain. The trial begins this month and will span the next 12 months. It will focus on whether it’s possible to use AI to predict when patients will experience allergies. The trial will employ a framework developed by Harvard Medical School that will...


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Considerations for Planning Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is rising as organizations find ways to apply the technology to improve their business and in turn improve patient care. Payers are currently using in the healthcare blockchain as a way to securely track transactions...

Walmart Patents Healthcare Blockchain, EHR for First Responders

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Walmart announced that it has been awarded a patent that will store customers EHRs on a healthcare blockchain that can be accessed via a wearable device. This patent is another example of large corporations seeing the value of medical...

Making Growing Healthcare Data Lakes Actionable for Providers

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are challenged by constantly increasing amounts of health data as more connected and digital devices contribute data. The rate at which the data is growing is also causing healthcare data lakes to flood. Organizations need to...

Cloud-Based Healthcare Blockchain Improves Efficacy, Control

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare blockchain becomes an impending reality, organizations are looking to major vendors to see how blockchain adoption and implementation will be approached in health IT infrastructure. Major vendors like Microsoft are prepared...

How to Approach Healthcare Blockchain Vendor Selection

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain is one of the most prominent buzzwords in health IT, but figuring out which vendors are experienced and healthcare oriented can be challenging when first looking into the technology. Knowing what to look for and what questions...

Blockchain, Edge Decentralized Options for HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations that are building out their HIT infrastructure are facing challenges when it comes to communicating data using a centralized repository, or a centralized hub that all data needs to pass through. The volume of data and the...

Staff Experience, Standards Impact Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is creating a lot of industry buzz and several solutions have been released this year. Blockchain development and implementation are quickly gaining momentum, but the technology may not be a standard part of health IT...

Utilizing Healthcare Blockchain to Increase Identity Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is being used for better interoperability and data exchange, and is also being leveraged for identity management so organizations can build a more solid digital trust. The strong demand for blockchain identity...

Understanding Implications of Healthcare Blockchain

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As organizations continue to consider healthcare blockchain it’s important to understand what the technology can realistically do and what the technology might not be capable of doing. Blockchain is a heavily used buzzword for...

Hyperledger Adds New Health IT Members to Blockchain Project

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced the newest members of its open source blockchain project, including two health IT companies, Ehave and CareiQ. Healthcare blockchain hopes to solve interoperability and data exchange issues. Ehave uses data to help...

Healthcare Blockchain Improves EHRs, Business Process Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare blockchain continues to grow, more vendors are releasing tools featuring the technology. Most recently, Alternate Healthcare and Appian with Luxoft have released blockchain tools for the healthcare industry. Alternate Health...

Hyperledger Bug Bounty Increases Healthcare Blockchain Security

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced the release of Hyperledger Bug Bounty as a part of its expanding blockchain security process. Several organizations use Hyperledger as a framework for their healthcare blockchain solutions and improving security could...

Healthcare Blockchain Improves to Handle Genome Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is still in its infancy and many vendors and organizations are working on proof of concept (POC) projects to prove that the technology has a place in health IT infrastructure. Currently, healthcare blockchain is...

Applying Healthcare Blockchain to HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

As healthcare blockchain becomes more of a reality in the healthcare industry, organizations considering adopting the technology in the coming years need to consider how blockchain will impact their HIT infrastructure. Understanding how...

Top HIT Infrastructure Uses for Healthcare Blockchain

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is becoming more of a reality as vendors and entities alike are exploring blockchain options for different parts IT infrastructure. Blockchain is being considered for data storage, interoperability, and security in...

Value-Based Care Dictates HIT Infrastructure Advancement

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations face many IT infrastructure challenges as they seek out advanced solutions that will accommodate current and future infrastructure needs. Analytics, wearables, and blockchain are several of the tools organizations...

What Are the Top Healthcare Blockchain Growing Pains?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expected to gain even more interest over the next year as implementations of the technology become a reality. However, understanding the point of the technology and its important aspects is critical to successful...

How IoT, Edge Computing Can Impact HIT Infrastructure in 2018

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Many healthcare organizations are going through digital transformations and are interested in what evolving advanced technology is working for other entities. The Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing are just two areas that could...

Healthcare Blockchain Potential Impacts Future HIT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expected to emerge as a valuable tool to add to health IT infrastructure in 2018. However, healthcare blockchain is still so new that the practical applications of the technology are unclear . The first healthcare...

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