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HIMSS Work Group Contributes to the Inaugural Issue of Blockchain in Healthcare Today

Published March 23, 2018, the latest edition of Blockchain in Healthcare Today features contributions from the HIMSS Blockchain Work Group.

Titled “Pragmatic, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology: Paving the Future for Healthcare,” the latest edition of the report illustrates recent developments in blockchain and distributed ledger technology as a disruptive force in the healthcare sectors, and provides a detailed overview formed from industry, technical and academic perspectives including that of the HIMSS Blockchain Work Group.

Key topics discussed include:

• Blockchain vulnerabilities and strengths

• Distributed storage

• Cryptocurrency

• Consensus protocols

• Health data storage and security

• Data integrity and availability

Research Conclusion:

“Blockchain remains an emerging technology both fraught with unanticipated challenges and the promise of unrealized potential in healthcare.”

Learn more about how blockchain and distributed ledger technology are the future of healthcare:

Read the full edition of Blockchain in Healthcare Today, Vol. 1, 2018.

View the official press release.

To read more from the HIMSS Blockchain Work Group, you can review their blog posts here.