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. Blockchain can also ensure the accuracy of the data exchanged among entities, something a HIE (health information exchange) cannot do. Blockchain technology’s potential impact on the life sciences industry (drug development, distribution and prescribing) is significant. It can impact the opioid crisis and improve tracking drugs in the supply chain.