Now that you have a basic understanding of blockchain technology, it is essential to identify real-world scenarios in healthcare where blockchain may be relevant and valuable. Organizations must consider existing problems or needs that blockchain may help address instead of looking to implement a solution without a problem to solve.
When implementing this technology, organizations must be aware of and open to the new organizational paradigms that accompany these solutions. Fundamental to assessing blockchain is understanding the paradigm shift to decentralized, distributed solutions. Referred to as the “new economy,” this may not align with existing business models, regulation at multiple levels of authority and multiple locales, and technology infrastructure. Since the transition to any new paradigm will be gradual as many stakeholders engage at different times and velocities, blockchain will find application to existing business use cases and new opportunities in parallel over time.
In this section, you will find resources to assist in the identification of use cases within the healthcare space and guide your organizations’ exploration of solutions, as well as current use cases that are gaining traction.