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Healthcare Blockchain Projects Need to Factor In HIPAA Compliance

January 9, 2019 - Organizations need to consider the HIPAA compliance and state law implications of implementing a healthcare blockchain solution, advised Mirick O’Connell Partner Matt Fisher. A healthcare blockchain initiative raises issues under HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and state data privacy laws, he told HITInfrastructure.com in an interview. Fisher recommended that healthcare...


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Organizations Upping Pace of Healthcare Big Data, AI Investments

by Fred Donovan

More than three-quarters of healthcare C-suite executives are increasing their pace of investment in healthcare big data and artificial intelligence (AI), according to a recent survey by NewVantage Partners. Around 79 percent of senior...

MGH Works with Korean Startup on Healthcare Blockchain Project

by Fred Donovan

Massachusetts General Hospital’s Laboratory of Medical Imaging and Computation is working on a healthcare blockchain project with Korean startup MediBloc for patient data storage and exchange, reported Coindesk. Lab Director Synho...

Aetna, Ascension Sign On To Healthcare Blockchain Alliance

by Fred Donovan

Aetna, a health insurance subsidiary of CVS Health, and Ascension, a St. Louis-based nonprofit health system, have agreed to join the Synaptic Health Alliance, a healthcare blockchain group formed to apply blockchain technology to...

Healthcare Blockchain Could Solve Industry’s Biggest Problems

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare blockchain could solve some of the biggest problems in healthcare, such as compliance, interoperability, and data security issues, according to a recent study by CB Insights. The report looked at healthcare blockchain use...

Healthcare Blockchain Is Poised to Transform Patient Care

by Fred Donovan

Healthcare blockchain technology has the potential to transform patient care, observed Bill Frist, a heart and lung transplant surgeon, former Senate majority leader, and chairman of the executive council of the health service investment...

New Healthcare Blockchain Effort to Ease Credentialing Burden

by Fred Donovan

A new healthcare blockchain initiative has been launched to help ease the administrative burden of professional credentialing, a process that can require four to six months to complete. The effort, called the Professionals...

Blockchain in Healthcare Could Be “Game Changer” for EHR Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Blockchain in healthcare is a potential game changer for the way providers exchange data. However, understanding the potential of blockchain and how to realistically implement it are not always clear. According to a recent Deloitte...

Lack of Use-Cases Delay Healthcare Blockchain Implementation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is growing, but with the technology being so new, organizations should be aware of what obstacles may hinder blockchain adoption before adding the technology to their health IT infrastructure strategy. Blockchain is...

Healthcare Internet of Things Influences Increased Blockchain Interest

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Clinicians and patients are connecting to the network using healthcare Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The increased number of devices connecting to the network can cause security concerns which blockchain may be able to solve in the...

Healthcare Blockchain Standards Support Collaborative Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is gaining traction as health IT vendors and provider organizations look to the technology to decentralize data exchange to provide improved data protection. Understanding the healthcare blockchain standards being...

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

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

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...

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...

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