Healthcare Analytics, Population Health Management, Healthcare Big Data

Blockchain in Healthcare

IBM Watson Health, FDA Partner for EHR, IoT Blockchain Project

January 11, 2017 - IBM Watson Health and the FDA have announced a new partnership aimed at applying blockchain technology to the challenges of securely exchanging big data across the care continuum.  The two-year research initiative will explore blockchain’s potential for sharing owner-mediated data sources, including information from electronic health records, Internet of Things devices, and precision...


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IBM Watson Health, FDA Partner for EHR, IoT Blockchain Project

by Jennifer Bresnick

IBM Watson Health and the FDA have announced a new partnership aimed at applying blockchain technology to the challenges of securely exchanging big data across the care continuum.  The two-year research initiative will explore blockchain’s...

16% of Healthcare Stakeholders Plan to Use Blockchain by 2017

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain may have entered the healthcare lexicon in 2016 as a somewhat fuzzy concept, but the innovative method of securing and validating data transactions is poised to take the industry by storm over the next twelve months, according to an...

Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, FHIR Dominate 2016 Headlines

by Jennifer Bresnick

Every year seems to be a transitional year for the healthcare industry, but 2016 had more than its fair share of major changes, new ideas, and stunning events to talk about.  From big data analytics and artificial intelligence to a growing...

Can Blockchain Give Healthcare Payers Better Analytical Insight?

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain may be starting to settle in to the financial industry as a secure methodology for tracking and approving transactions, but its use cases for other sectors, including the healthcare market, are not yet quite as clear. Population health...

Blockchain, APIs Take a Stab at the Healthcare Revenue Cycle

by Jennifer Bresnick

Capital One is hoping to bring the blockchain and API tools to the healthcare industry by proving their value in the revenue cycle management arena.  A pair of new partnerships between the financial services company and healthcare-focused...

Blockchain, IoT, Artificial Intelligence Poised to Shake Up Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Only a few short years ago, healthcare organizations were wondering what exactly “big data” was and why they had to care about it.  As the industry moves into 2017, they might have similar questions about the definitions of terms...

ONC Exploring Use of Blockchain in EHRs, Healthcare IoT Devices

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Office of the National Coordinator is looking at the possibility of adding blockchain technology to its health IT arsenal by offering cash prizes for the best research papers addressing the subject.  As part of a new challenge issued...

Could Blockchain Control Population Health Management Costs?

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry continues its journey from volume to value, payers and providers alike are continually seeking new strategies to contain costs, improve outcomes, and rise to the challenges of population health management.  Diabetes,...

Is Blockchain the Answer to Healthcare’s Big Data Problems?

by Jennifer Bresnick

The explosion of digital data in the healthcare industry seems to have brought with it nothing but problems.  From complaints about EHR usability and workflows to the complicated quandaries of data interoperability, analytics, and security,...

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