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Can Blockchain Help to Stop the Spread of COVID-19?

Many experts fear that using technology like blockchain to track personal health data during the COVID-19 pandemic can threaten personal data privacy in the United States. However, others say the technology can help stop the pandemic’s spread without encroaching on privacy, as long as it’s done correctly.  “The current ethos is to give up all […]

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How Blockchain Can Transform Healthcare

Blockchain technology is poised to rapidly transform healthcare worldwide. Over the next seven years, the technology is estimated to undergo a 70% compound annual growth rate in healthcare due to growing data breaches in the industry, found a recent TechSci Research report. North America should see the highest demand, according to Karan Chechi, Research Director […]

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How Businesses and Governments Plan to Invest in Blockchain

Blockchain is starting to take off. As the technology rapidly matures, many governments and businesses are eager to get on board. The recent release of Hyperledger Fabric 2.0, an update of the modular blockchain framework under the IBM Blockchain Platform, marks a significant development in distributed ledger technology. This new version of the protocol features […]

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The Potential of Blockchain and Telemedicine

Three important qualities of blockchain—decentralization, immutability, and security—could have many interesting use cases in the healthcare industry. One area that could greatly benefit from blockchain technology is telemedicine, the relatively new field of providing remote delivery of healthcare services over telecommunications. While digitizing healthcare as a whole still has a long way to go, authenticating […]

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Improving Patient Outcomes and Healthcare Efficiency with Blockchain

A streamlined, cost-effective healthcare system requires efficient sharing of information between legacy systems. However, systems storing critical healthcare data often operate in silos. Even worse, they can be easy to hack. A report from BIS Research observes, “Less than 10% of healthcare organizations regularly share medical information with providers outside of their organization. The lack […]

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The Prescription Healthcare Needs Now: Stronger Cyber Security

If anyone in healthcare technology was feeling sleepy earlier this year, now they must be wide awake. The WannaCry and NotPetya attacks that struck multiple hospitals and healthcare systems within the past few months serve as glaring warnings of the growing cyber threat landscape, along with the costs at stake. While cyber threats are not […]

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