Category: Blockchain

Blockchain in Healthcare: Evolution and Use Cases (Part-2)

In the last blog, we discussed how the financial incentives put in place through regulations encouraged healthcare providers to embrace health information technology (HIT). The investments in HIT infrastructure improved medical care and lowered medical costs. However, providers realized that data centralization limited their ability to achieve interoperability and made them vulnerable to cyber-attacks which are…
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Blockchain in Healthcare: Building Trust and Security (Part-1)

As a step towards value-based healthcare system, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act mandated all public and private healthcare providers to adopt electronic medical records (EMR). The adoption and meaningful use of EMRs are also the primary objectives of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 and the Federal Health IT…
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