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Blockchain in Healthcare

Pistoia Alliance to Use Blockchain for Life Sciences Data Sharing

February 7, 2019 - The Pistoia Alliance, a global, non-profit alliance of life sciences stakeholders, has launched the next phase of its blockchain project, in which members will examine how blockchain can improve data identity, data integrity, and data sharing. This newest chapter of the project will focus on the development of practical life science research and develop use cases that deliver clear...


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Aetna, Anthem, IBM Announce Healthcare Blockchain Collaborative

by Jessica Kent

Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), PNC Bank and IBM have announced a new collaborative that will leverage blockchain technology to enhance interoperability and transparency in healthcare. The aim is to create an...

Value-Based Hospitals More Likely to Adopt Population Health Tools

by Jessica Kent

Hospitals participating in value-based care models are investing more than their peers in health IT solutions to help support population health management, data analytics, and care coordination capabilities, according to a Deloitte...

Nearly 80% of Healthcare Execs Investing More in Big Data, AI

by Jessica Kent

Seventy-seven percent of healthcare executives reported that their organizations are accelerating investments in big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), citing disruptive forces and industry competitors as major motivators for...

Blockchain, AI, NLP Target of Late-Year Healthcare Acquisitions

by Jennifer Bresnick

The impending holiday season is no reason for healthcare companies to slow down their strategic plans, according to 3M, M*Modal, Change Healthcare, and PokitDok. All four companies are shifting position – buying or being bought...

Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Basics Lead Top 10 Stories of 2018

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare professionals gearing up for a data-driven 2019 have spent the past year equipping themselves with the knowledge they need to succeed in a heavily digital environment. Readers of HealthITAnalytics.com couldn’t get enough...

Deep Learning, Blockchain, Big Data to See Huge Growth in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

There appear to be rosy days ahead for investors and vendors with interests in offering some of the most talk-about technologies to healthcare organizations. The market for products and services rooted in blockchain, deep learning, and...

UX, AI, and Amazon: Top 5 Healthcare Predictions for 2019

by Jennifer Bresnick

2018 was nothing if not eventful for the healthcare industry, and 2019 is already shaping up to be more of the same.  Between the federal urgency around enabling patient access to health data, the meteoric rise of artificial...

Blockchain Offers Promising Path to Better Provider Directory Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the volume of big data continues to increase exponentially and the pressure to reduce wasteful spending intensifies, healthcare organizations are broadening their search for secure and seamless data management strategies. More and more...

Big Data to See Explosive Growth, Challenging Healthcare Organizations

by Jessica Kent

The volume of big data is projected to grow faster in healthcare than it will in other sectors over the next seven years, leaving healthcare organizations with the challenge of managing extremely large data assets, according to an...

AI, User Experience Top Healthcare’s Data Analytics Priorities in 2019

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations that want to get ahead in 2019 will need to prioritize the use of artificial intelligence, virtualized care, and technologies that offer intuitive user experiences, according to Forrester’s predictions for...

Blockchain Key to Enhancing Clinical Research, Patient Data Sharing

by Jessica Kent

Blockchain may be the key to accelerating clinical research, according to a new report by Deloitte, due to the technology’s potential to streamline data sharing and enhance interoperability. Large volumes of high-quality patient...

Biometrics, Blockchain Markets Grow as Providers Seek Patient Data

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare organizations taking on an increasing amount of financial risk are exploring new ways of identifying, tracking, and engaging with patients.  In order to maintain strong relationships with individuals while getting ahead of...

49% of Healthcare Execs Adopting Blockchain, But Barriers Remain

by Jessica Kent

Blockchain is on the rise in healthcare, with nearly half of executives reporting that they plan to develop or adopt blockchain solutions within their organizations, according to a recent PwC Health Research Institute survey. However,...

Internet of Things, AI to Play Key Role in Future Smart Hospitals

by Jennifer Bresnick

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to combine with the power of artificial intelligence, blockchain, and other emerging technologies to create the “smart hospitals” of the future, according to a new report by Frost &...

55% of Executives Say Blockchain Is Poised to Disrupt Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

More than half of IT executives strongly believe that blockchain will become a disruptive force in the healthcare industry, according to a global, cross-industry survey conducted by Deloitte, while nearly three-quarters see blockchain as a...

Mount Sinai Launches Biomedical Blockchain Research Center

by Jessica Kent

Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine and the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare have launched the new Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research. The center will explore how to use decentralized, secure technologies to solve...

Lack of Data Analytics Tools Deflates Faith in Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

The road to value-based care has never been a smooth one, but healthcare providers and payers may be in the midst of a particularly bumpy part of the journey, reveals a new survey from Quest Diagnostics.  Confidence in the transition...

Provider Data Management Offers Payers a Blockchain Use Case

by Jennifer Bresnick

Moving provider directories onto a blockchain could offer payers a high-value use case for exploring the role of distributed ledgers in healthcare data management, assert Humana and Ernst & Young (EY) in a new white...

Blockchain Offers to Solve Pain Points in Healthcare Data Management

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain may be able to significantly improve the way healthcare providers collaborate to manage data and participate in transactions across organizational lines, predicts a new report by Chilmark Research. The distributed ledger...

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