The pace of change in healthcare over the next 10 years will intensify and with this quickening pace, pressure will be applied to old business models and operating systems.
So many changes are upon us and blockchain-enabled solutions could serve as a foundation for many of them. The automation of transactions through smart contracts and distributed apps are already reshaping healthcare billing transactions, supply chain, licensure, government regulation and healthcare technology financing. This is only the beginning.
With this in mind, my fellow authors and I set out to write a book specific to blockchain in healthcare. Keeping an eye toward the future, the contributors and thought leaders involved in developing the book, “Blockchain in Healthcare: Innovations that Empower Patients, Connect Professionals and Improve Care,” to be released at the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition, provide an overview of how blockchain is influencing other emerging areas of clinical science, healthcare administration and healthcare technologies.
Our real-world examples and use cases give readers practical ideas about how to apply this technology toward their organizations and existing networks. Examples include the internet of things, artificial intelligence, genomics, medical tourism, smart cities and global health. The convergence of these technologies with blockchain is critical to our ability to realize their potential.
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BLOCKCHAIN AT HIMSS19
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Blockchain Symposium: How Blockchain Technology Brings Value to Healthcare
Blockchain Forum: What Blockchain Is and Isn’t
Blockchain Breakfast Panel: Blockchain Reality: Perspectives from the Frontlines of Healthcare