We’re excited to be attending Distributed Health this week, the leading conference for blockchain and healthcare. We’re proud to say that we were one of the first companies to open this whole conversation and launch the first projects involving blockchains in healthcare at last year’s event. There are so many groundbeaking blockchain use cases for this industry, such as: creating longitudinal patient health records to streamline and improve patient care coordination; boosting patient privacy protections, improving access to clinical trials; and building a secure pharmaceutical supply chain. Chief executives of major healthcare organizations are increasingly coming to the table at conferences like these to discuss how blockchain applications could reduce the massive costs and inefficiencies in the current healthcare system. Leaders of federal public health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are only just beginning to uncover the vast potential for blockchain technology in preventing potential disease outbreaks potentially resulting from natural disasters such as the recent hurricanes and helping them combat the opioid epidemic ravaging the far corners of this country. We’re deeply engaged in these conversations and look forward to leading the way.
Here is some additional reading to help you understand the potential for blockchain technology in the healthcare space.
- A. Schumacher (2017) Blockchain & Healthcare - Strategy Guide
- Gem Executive Brief -Mending Healthcare’s Broken Billing Relationship
- Tieto Blockchain Whitepaper (featuring Gem)
Click here for more information about Gem’s healthcare blockchain solutions.