Blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) have great potential across healthcare to improve patient care and reduce costs. These emerging technologies have already started to take hold in healthcare networks, from clearinghouses to drug supply chains to provider-credentialing processes and other critical areas. As the industry learns more about the applications and impact of this technology and its potential role in furthering interoperability and health information exchange, HIMSS will provide you with thought leadership and resources in our Blockchain in Healthcare Library. See below to get started.
In This Library
To understand how blockchain technology may be relevant to healthcare, it is important to have a foundation about how this particular type of DLT works and how it could be applied to the broader healthcare ecosystem.
When applying the technology, it is essential to identify real-world scenarios in healthcare where blockchain may be relevant and valuable. In this section, you will find resources to assist in the identification of use cases within the healthcare space and guide your organization’s exploration of possible solutions.
There are a number of considerations when pursuing implementation of blockchain technology for a particular use case, especially within the healthcare setting.
Access HIMSS thought leadership and resources to learn more about our ongoing blockchain activities and strategic relationships.