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HIMSS to Join Blockchain Research Institute

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Blockchain isn’t just another technology. Blockchain is the foundation for the second era of the internet – an internet of value, where anything of value, including money, our identities, cultural assets like music, and even a vote can be stored, managed, transacted and moved in a secure, private way. Blockchain is poised to transform every industry and managerial function – redefining the way we make transactions, share ideas and manage workflow.

HIMSS has recently joined The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), an independent, global think-tank, co-founded by Don and Alex Tapscott. Funded by leading companies and governments, the BRI is a multi-million dollar global research initiative undertaking the definitive investigation of blockchain strategies, opportunities and implementation challenges.

HIMSS has cultivated a rich blockchain in healthcare international community, developing a robust portfolio of educational resources and events across the globe. Leveraging the thought leadership of the HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Task Force, representative of the entire healthcare ecosystem, the group curates unbiased and pragmatic conversation around the potential impact of blockchain technology in healthcare, and serves as a vessel for blockchain solutions and market suppliers to discuss and present to obtain real-time feedback and opportunities to collaborate in the future. Leveraging BRI’s expansive blockchain expertise and research across and within other industries will only augment and deepen HIMSS’s understanding on the technology’s application in the healthcare domain.

For more information on HIMSS’s thought leadership, visit the Blockchain Resources.

Blockchain in Healthcare

Blockchain and distributed ledger technology have great potential across healthcare to improve patient care and reduce costs. These emerging technologies are taking hold in healthcare networks as the industry learns more about the applications and impacts of this technology and its potential role in furthering interoperability and health information exchange.

Learn how HIMSS and thought leaders in the space are coming together to transform healthcare:
HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Library
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Questions? Email blockchain@himss.org