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Healthcare Blockchain Is Poised to Transform Patient Care

November 16, 2018 - 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 firm Cressey & Company.   Blockchain will be able to break down EHR silos, simplify revenue cycle reconciliation and healthcare supply...


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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...

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 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...

ISA’s Annual Review Period Promotes Interoperability Advancements

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The Interoperability Standards Advisory’s (ISA) annual comment and review period comes to a close at 5 pm, ET, on October 1. The process began to help determine how the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC)...

FHIR May Not Help Healthcare Orgs Achieve Semantic Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations participating in the value-based care environment are in need of strong, secure data pipelines that can help them communicate across disparate health systems to coordinate and streamline patient care. As providers...

Data Virtualization Supports Better Access to Clinical Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Data virtualization mobilizes access to clinical health data and organizes clearance parameters, making it beneficial to most healthcare organizations. However, virtualization can also pose challenges for maintaining HIPAA...

ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum Focuses on FHIR API, Faxes

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

ONC’s 2nd Interoperability Forum, held this week in Washington, DC, focused on the future of the FHIR API in the healthcare space and the continued use of faxes to exchange health records. The Fast Healthcare Interoperability...

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...

ONC Promotes Open APIs to Solve Interoperability Challenges

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Interoperability remains one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations today. Despite the advancements providers are making through digital transformation and (application programming interfaces (APIs), many clinicians and...

Healthcare API Management Supports Applications Innovation

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare organizations deal with several application programming interfaces (APIs) when it comes to building apps and sharing data. Organizations going through digital transformations need to manage their healthcare APIs to create...

EU Data Privacy Rule GDPR Impacts US Health IT Infrastructure

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The EU data privacy rule, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect today and healthcare organizations need to be aware of the regulation changes to understand how their data exchange and access processes may be impacted....

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...

Healthcare APIs Put Patients in Control of Their Data

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The introduction of blockchain into health IT infrastructure has sparked the concept of giving patients more control of their own data. Organizations need to consider healthcare application programming interfaces (APIs) to begin thinking...

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...

Using Healthcare Blockchain to Solve Provider Data Issues

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is expanding as more organizations make moves to implement the technology. Entities are looking toward blockchain to track provider information and reduce administrative costs. Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics,...

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...

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