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Idea from Roxanna Guilford-Blake

Title

Blockchain for healthcare: five things patients and providers need to know today

Summary

Distributed ledgers. Immutable blockchains. Transparency with pseudonymity. Blockchain and the terms associated with it can be confusing to the most sophisticated provider, much less the average patient. And then there's the misconception that blockchain = bitcoin = "dark web." By offering five insights about the about the potential of blockchain to transform healthcare (e.g., interoperability, harder-to-hack records, etc.), I will provide a thoughtful primer without overselling the concept.

Author

Roxanna Guilford-Blake

Industry Category

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Keywords

  • blockchain
  • blockchain for healthcare
  • security
  • EHRs
  • EMRs
  • interoperability
  • blockchain in healthcare