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Healthcare Blockchain Puts Patients in Control of EHRs

October 26, 2017 - Organizations are exploring the possibilities of healthcare blockchain to more securely exchange data and help solve interoperability issues among disparate EHR systems. More vendors are developing solutions for blockchain in healthcare as more entities express interest in the technology. MintHealth announced the development of its personal health record (PHR) built on blockchain technology....


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New Hyperledger Project Fuels Healthcare Blockchain Development

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced its latest project, Hyperledger Quilt, offering another potential framework for organizations to develop their healthcare blockchain solution. Quilt is an implementation of the Interledger protocol (ILP), which makes transactions...

Interest in Healthcare Blockchain Increases for Interoperability

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Organizations are increasingly aware of healthcare blockchain and are actively looking into deploying the technology, according to a recent Black Book Survey. Researchers polled 88 healthcare payers and 276 providers, technology executives,...

Data Virtualization Assists HIT Infrastructure File Sharing

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Health IT infrastructures are evolving rapidly, and data virtualization benefits organizations by giving them a way to conveniently store and view their data. The data is viewable to the user in a cohesive and easily visible way despite the information...

Open Source Collaboration Key to Healthcare Blockchain Adoption

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Interest in healthcare blockchain continues to grow as organizations realize the potential data sharing advantages. Blockchain is not currently used in healthcare, but open source projects, such as Hyperledger, are working to develop blockchain...

Dropbox Supports Healthcare Data Exchange and Collaboration

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

The adoption of Dropbox as a healthcare data exchange tool for content sharing and collaboration is on the rise in healthcare. Dropbox is a cloud-based, file-hosting service that makes a user’s files available on all devices by adding them...

Open Source Blockchain Development Critical to Standardization

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced that 34 more organizations have joined its group to help develop an open source blockchain standard. New members include Cisco, Talkcrypto.org, Technical University of Munich, and MadHive. EEA seeks...

Hyperledger Releases First Blockchain Framework Standard

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Hyperledger announced the availability of Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 blockchain framework. The open source framework is hosted by The Linux Foundation to be used in developing blockchain solutions and applications across all major industries, including...

Healthcare Blockchain Set to Digitally Transform Health IT

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is gaining interest as organizations seek alternative ways to protect and share clinical data. Blockchain has piqued the interest of many organizations seeking a better way to efficiently store and share data. A recent Frost...

IBM Developing Faster Flash Storage Solution Protocols

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

IBM announced development of its Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) to speed data exchange between IT infrastructure systems and flash storage solutions. The tool will provide lower IT infrastructure latencies and prevent data transfer delay....

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...

Rural Hospital Chooses Commvault for Health Data Management

by Elizabeth O'Dowd

Montgomery County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) announced its successful deployment of Commvault Data Platform to improve its health data management and establish itself in a broader role for the community it cares for. MCMH is part of a rural community...

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...

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...

Two CA Networks to Form Largest Health Information Exchange

by Kate Monica

The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) and Inland Empire Health Information Exchange (IEHIE) announced midweek plans to combine their networks and become the largest health information exchange in the United States. The newly created...

Value of Carequality-CommonWell Interoperability Agreement

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

The health data exchange agreement between The Sequoia Project’s Carequality and vendor-driven CommonWell Health Alliance warrants a second look, according to the President & CEO of the Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative. In a guest...

More Health Orgs Using Surescripts Health Data Exchange Service

by Kate Monica

In a crucial step toward nationwide interoperability, eight leading healthcare organizations went live with Surescripts National Record Locator Service (NRLS) as of this week. According to a recent press release, “thousands of healthcare...

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...

3 Health Information Exchanges Make Health IT Investments

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

November proved to be a busy month for a handful of health information exchanges looking to add to their health data exchange capabilities. In the Midwest, Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) contracted with openAirWare...

Open APIs, Use Cases Driving Interoperability at Allscripts

by Kyle Murphy, PhD

More recently the national conversation about healthcare interoperability has shifted away from the means of enabling health data exchange to the motivations behind needing to share information. “If we’re not solving a real business...

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