Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

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.

New Blockchain ledger will let US residents sell personal Healthcare data

Lloyd Price

Most people don't know it but there is a multi-billion dollar industry that collects healthcare information, strips it of basic personal identifiers such as name, address and Social Security Number, and then sells it off to researchers, drug developers, marketers and others.