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Blockchain


January 13, 2017  2:43 PM

IBM Watson Health partners with FDA to study blockchain technology

Tayla Holman Tayla Holman Profile: Tayla Holman
Blockchain, IBM Watson

IBM Watson Health and the FDA are collaborating on a research initiative that aims to define a "secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data using blockchain technology," according to an IBM release. The two-year...

September 28, 2016  2:09 PM

Like it or not, blockchain is coming to health IT

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Blockchain

Get used to it. Blockchain is invading health IT. And it's moving fast. Sure, while blockchain's encrypted distributed ledger technology has already made big inroads in the finance sector, in healthcare blockchain still is in its...


September 1, 2016  9:36 AM

ONC Blockchain Challenge winners show health IT uses

Shaun Sutner Shaun Sutner Profile: Shaun Sutner
Blockchain, nist, ONC, PHI, precision medicine

A wide range of possible use cases for blockchain in healthcare are revealed in 15 papers chosen by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology as the...


August 3, 2016  11:16 AM

HHS and ONC call for research on blockchain technology

Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Profile: Kristen Lee
Blockchain

When the government gets involved with a certain technology in healthcare you know there's a good chance that technology has some promise. Just look at what happened with EHRs and the...


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