The healthcare sector can gain a lot from embracing blockchain technology. Securing patient records and improving interoperability between different parts of organizations are just two possible outcomes. But a new report by Tierion goes to show there are still plenty of reasons for cautious optimism. There are opportunities abound, but the risks should not be underestimated either.
Blockchain Goes Beyond Bitcoin and Finance
Most people know blockchain as the technology powering the Bitcoin network. This has caught the attention of financial institutions, most of which are exploring this technology in some capacity. But this distributed concept can be applied to other industries as well, including the healthcare sector. Tierion was the first company to complete a blockchain healthcare project back in 2015, by partnering with Philips Blockchain Lab.
Fast forward to today and the team has gained plenty