Blockchain in Healthcare: A Vehicle Towards Digital Health 2.0?

The Digital Health Corner

A good definition of blockchain is: “A blockchain , [1] [2] [3] originally block chain , [4] [5] is a continuously growing list of records , called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. [1] 1] [6] Each block typically contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, [6] a timestamp and transaction data. [7] 7] By design, a blockchain is inherently resistant to modification of the data.

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. CMS has a communications problem.

HIE 78

Texting patient information – The latest from CMS

Health Blawg

Last month, the Health Care Compliance Association published a story stating that CMS had sent emails to two different hospitals stating that text messaging (including secure messaging services) is verboten. CMS has a communications problem.

HIE 78

CMS Doubling Down on Health IT; Patients

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Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Americans enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare providers and innovators in the world. Healthcare costs continue to grow faster than the U.S. GDP, making it more difficult with each passing year for CMS to ensure healthcare to not only its beneficiaries of today, but generations of beneficiaries in the future. We are evaluating the data we have and how best to apply it to our mission.