Once considered a revolutionary way to keep patient data secure and easily accessible, blockchain continues to look for its sweet spot, according to John Halamka, MD, and Paul Cerrato of Mayo Clinic Platform. In this piece, they examine what we know the technology – and what remains unknown.
For an increasing number of organizations, growth strategies are focused more on joint ventures and retail partnerships, and less on adding hospital beds, according to Impact Advisors.
It’s not technology that’s preventing blockchain from realizing its potential in healthcare, but a lack of trust, says David Chou, who discusses the obstacles that stand in the way of adoption, and how they might be overcome.
This past year was one for the books, and signs indicate that 2018 will be just as exciting, says David Muntz, who predicts the advancements we’ll see in areas like AI, cybersecurity, and value-based care.
While blockchain isn’t quite ready to replace current security technology, it can serve as an additional measure, says CIO David Chou, who explains how the technology can “create trust among parties.”