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Blockchain in Healthcare

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

November 8, 2018 - 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 the upcoming year. The ability to aggregate, analyze, and utilize big data to identify business opportunities and engage users will become even more...


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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...

Blockchain Alliance Aims to Tackle Provider Data Management

by Jessica Kent

Humana, MultiPlan, Optum, Quest Diagnostics and UnitedHealthcare have announced a cooperative pilot program that will utilize blockchain technology to improve data quality and reduce administrative costs around provider data management....

Hashed Health Launches Blockchain Provider Identity Tool

by Jennifer Bresnick

LAS VEGAS - Hashed Health has launched a provider credentialing solution that leverages blockchain to securely exchange information related to a clinician’s permissions to practice at a certain level or location, the industry...

Change Healthcare Pushes Scale, Finds Value in Blockchain

by Jennifer Bresnick

Blockchain has quickly risen to become one of the most talked-about technologies in the healthcare sector and elsewhere, dangling a tantalizing “chain of trust” in front of an industry yearning for easier, more secure, and more...

CIOs: FHIR Has Potential, Blockchain Overhyped in Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

Healthcare CIOs are proceeding cautiously with their health IT innovation projects as they balance industry hype around emerging technologies like blockchain with the promises of FHIR and big data analytics, according to a late 2017 survey...

Big Data, FHIR, Machine Learning Dominate Top 10 Stories of 2017

by Jennifer Bresnick

2017 has been a huge year for fans of healthcare data analytics.  From the growing fascination with machine learning to the ongoing maturity of FHIR and aggressive vendor investments in population health and decision support, 2017 has...

Top 5 Reasons to be Thankful for Healthcare Big Data Analytics

by Jennifer Bresnick

As Thanksgiving rolls around once again, bringing with it the heady scent of roasting turkey and apple pie, healthcare providers and hard-working support staff will gather around their dining room tables to share their gratitude for their...

47% of IT Pros Say Their Executives are Big Data “Illiterate”

by Jennifer Bresnick

The healthcare industry may be in the midst of some of the biggest changes in its history, but close to half of executive leaders may not be entirely sure about the details of the digital revolution raging around them. According to a new...

IBM: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence Combo to Alter Healthcare

by Jennifer Bresnick

The combination of blockchain and artificial intelligence could bring significant improvements to a healthcare sector plagued by interoperability problems and big data analytics shortfalls, says IBM Watson Health Chief Science Officer...

Blockchain Aims to Foster Payer, Provider Trust for Value-Based Care

by Jennifer Bresnick

As the healthcare industry slowly becomes more connected and more interoperable, organizations are attempting to implement data management strategies that balance privacy and security with collective access and accessibility. Value-based...

Five Blockchain Use Cases for Healthcare Payers, Providers

by Jennifer Bresnick

The distributed ledger methodology known as blockchain is piquing interest in the healthcare industry as organizations search for more secure and trusted strategies for managing big data.  By decentralizing ownership of key data...

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