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Blockchain & Healthcare

Health Identities and Records

Patient data and medical research currently live in silos, creating inefficiencies in the healthcare system and hindering important exchanges of information in clinical trials. Through blockchain, this data can be stored in “black boxes” that maintain data integrity and anonymity as they are shared across agencies and institutions, reducing research costs and also allowing for patients to monetize their data.

Healthcare Supply Chain

Introducing blockchain to the supply chains of healthcare allows for reliable tracking of pharmaceuticals, medical products, devices, and facilities, ensuring regulatory standards have been met and curbing the introduction of counterfeit drugs.

IoT Health Devices

As wearables become more ubiquitous, they are playing an increasingly important role in monitoring healthcare data. Privacy concerns over the tracking of such sensitive data can be addressed with blockchain, which would secure this data and place it in the hands of the patient, who can ultimately decide who has access.

Want to learn more?

The Blockchain Research Institute and its research contributors have produced two reports on the topic of healthcare, including:

  • Medical and Biopharma Research, which discusses the application of blockchain in clinical trials and its ability to reduce the cost and inefficiencies of health research, specifically detailing the work of YouBase
  • Reinventing Healthcare on the Blockchain, which reviews the three most pertinent challenges in healthcare that blockchain can address: the interoperability and ownership of patient records; the supply chain of pharmaceuticals, medical products, and devices; and the exchange of patient data with health devices

2019 Healthcare Speakers

Dr. Eric Hoskins

Dr. Uli Broedl

Dr. Rhea Mehta

Peter Ball

Mohammed Tayeb

Bryan Addeman

Selina Brudnicki

Chris Pentleton

Annette McKinnon

Dr. David Jaffray Ph.D

Dr. David Wiljer PhD

Jorden Woods

Katherine Kuzmeskas

Heather Flannery

Brian Magierski