Focus on Blockchain

Blockchain: Is it ready for you? Are you ready for it?

Blockchain is real. Blockchain is more mired in buzz than ever. The distributed ledger technology has been touted for potential use cases relating to everything from claims adjudication, clinical trials, interoperability, EHRs and longitudinal health records to security and supply chain.
 
For December we’ll dive deep to separate what’s really happening today from the marketing speak all over the healthcare industry by interviewing experts, talking to innovators and looking at what’s coming next.

What you need to know

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Blockchain primer for CFOs: What it is and how it can deliver value to your business

by Jeff Lagasse
Blockchain technology is becoming more widespread, and early adopters will be in the best position t
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How and why startups are using blockchain to tackle healthcare hurdles

by Dave Muoio
From cryptocoin behavior incentives to personal health data sharing, there's no shortage of young companies looking to the distributed ledger technology.
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Build a business case for blockchain

by HIMSS TV
To get data out of the administrative bucket and into the blockchain ledger technology, focus on the expense of compliance and regulations to build audit reports.
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Blockchain: 3 charts highlight today's infrastructure, interest and initial use cases

by Tom Sullivan
HIMSS Analytics found health facilities more prepared for the distributed ledger tech than many might think, but that doesn’t mean they’re making forward progress just yet.
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Big things ahead for blockchain in healthcare, new report shows

by Benjamin Harris
Advice for hospitals: Making inroads on blockchain now, with smaller projects that don't involve patient data, can help prepare them for larger opportunities ahead.
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Blockchain technology to expand in Hawaii following Timicoin, First Vitals Health and Wellness partnership

by Laura Lovett
Timicoin and First Vitals Health and Wellness plan will use blockchain to aggregate data from EHRs in Hawaii. 
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Mayo Clinic exploring blockchain EHR use cases with UK startup

by Mike Miliard
Medicalchain, a London-based startup that develops blockchain technology for storing electronic heal
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Optum, UnitedHealthcare, Humana, others launch blockchain pilot

by Susan Morse
Five healthcare organizations including insurers UnitedHealthcare and Humana, Optum, Quest Diagnosti
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Walmart submitted patent for blockchain, wearable, biometric scanner-based EHR system

by Dave Muoio
Walmart’s ongoing investigation of blockchain technologies seems to have intersected with its growin
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Hospital tech officer breaks down blockchain for the layperson

by Laura Lovett
While the term blockchain has populated numerous news feeds and executive board room conversations r
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Embleema surfaces from stealth, uses blockchain to link patient data to researchers

by Laura Lovett
Blockchain is in vogue this year in the healthcare space as innovators find new uses for the technol
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Health Wizz pilots blockchain and FHIR mobile app for EHRs

by Bill Siwicki
Health Wizz has updated and is piloting its unusual blockchain- and FHIR-enabled EHR aggregator mobi
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Genomics for cryptocurrency startup Nebula Genomics lands $4.3M

by Laura Lovett
The Harvard University spinout also announced a partnership with Veritas Genomics.

THOUGHT LEADERS ON HIMSS TV

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Genomics startup bets on blockchain for data sharing platform

by HIMSS TV
Kamal Obbad, Co-founder and CEO of Nebula Genomics, is working to help consumers understand consent and the risks to consider before giving someone access to their data based on a blockchain model.  Nebula Genomics was the winner of the 2018 Health 2.0 Launch! contest.
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Build a business case for blockchain

by HIMSS TV
To get data out of the administrative bucket and into the blockchain ledger technology, focus on the expense of compliance and regulations to build audit reports.
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Decentralizing healthcare with blockchain

by HIMSS TV
Co-founder of Health Data Link, Abel Kho, co-founder of Health Data Link talks about the ecology of care and how data is transferred throughout the healthcare market.