Blockchain in Healthcare

Hyperledger Adds First Health IT Member to Blockchain Research

May 22, 2017 - 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. The 140-member group includes organizations across major industries such as healthcare, finance, Internet of Things (IoT), and aeronautics. Blockchain...

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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...

Blockchain Vendor Efforts Center on IoT in IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Last month, a group blockchain vendors came together to discuss a collective effort to address the challenges facing blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in enterprise IT infrastructure. Vendors attending the meeting included Hashed...

Advanced Healthcare Supply Chain Technology Cuts Costs

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare supply chain technology has deep roots in increased value-based care initiatives. Many healthcare organizations believe their supply chain is functioning at maximum efficiency, but others feel their supply-chain solutions could be...

IBM Watson, FDA Collaborate on Healthcare Blockchain Research

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM Watson Health and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have signed a collaborative research agreement with the goal of applying blockchain technology to define secure, efficient, and scalable health data exchange. IBM and the FDA will evaluate...

Deloitte Sees Promising Future for Healthcare Blockchain

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain has the potential to transform health IT infrastructure by increasing the security, privacy and interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs), according to a recent report released by Deloitte. Blockchain may be able to place...

What Does Blockchain Mean for Health IT Infrastructure?

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The healthcare industry continues to explore the value of blockchain technology for improving its approach to security and interoperability. Blockchain could be the future of electronic health information exchange, but how does it work? Bitcoin...


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