Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?
The Digital Health Corner
MARCH 26, 2018
Blockchain was first developed as a means of transaction for the digital currency Bitcoin. One of the most obvious benefits of blockchain resides in improving privacy of electronic health records. Herding a patient’s data from many sources into a single record has always been a lofty goal of digital health. Blockchain can also ensure the accuracy of the data exchanged among entities, something a HIE (health information exchange) cannot do.