Data Integrity

Researchers Test Blockchain for Clinical Trails’ Data Integrity

February 28, 2019 - Researchers at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have developed a proof-of-concept method for using blockchain to safeguard data integrity of clinical trials. Blockchain creates an audit trail that makes it easy to detect tampering with results, such as making the treatment look more effective than it is or diminishing the impace of side effects. “We...

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BIDMC CIO Lays Out 3 Good Use Cases for Healthcare Blockchain

by Fred Donovan

CAMBRIDGE—Healthcare blockchain currently has three good use cases — physician credentialing, data integrity, and data sharing consent — observed Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) CIO John Halamka in a keynote...

Majority of Healthcare CIOs Lack Strong Trust in Data Integrity

by Fred Donovan

More than half of healthcare CIOs lack strong trust in their data integrity, but three-quarters of healthcare organizations plan to invest in improving their data integrity, according to a survey of 85 healthcare CIOs and other senior...

Federated Network Could Share Data Across Cancer Centers

by Frank Irving

A new element in the national health IT infrastructure could be a system that facilitates data and biospecimen sharing among U.S. cancer centers. A team led by scientists from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine described in...

Two-Factor Authentication Gains Stature in IT Infrastructure

by Frank Irving

U.S. hospitals are increasingly supporting the health IT infrastructure for two-factor authentication to protect access to electronic protected health information (ePHI). The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) reports...


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