UC Berkeley Announces Plans For Health Research Blockchain

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UC Berkeley has today announced it has collaborated with blockchain firm Bitmark to create two separate research studies to be powered by distributed ledger technology.

Concerning sharing medical records and public health administration respectively, the projects are to be funded by the startup, with researchers from the university teaming up to bring these models to life.

The news follows recently confirmed funding for Bitmark, with some $1.7 million secured from a range of investors and industry partners.

The first study will see patients submitting personal information about their diabetes, specifically their remission, while the second study is being set up to examine whether patients feel comfortable contributing sensitive health information via the technology.

UC Berkeley is no stranger to working with blockchain development, with the University having established their own student-led blockchain development group in the recent past.

Yet the details of these two trials will be met with anticipation from the wider health industry, thought to be a potentially significant beneficiary from developments in the technology.

According to a statement issued by the University, the research partnership will provide excellent opportunities for their students, as well as helping furthering the aims of syncing public health with emerging distributed ledger technologies.

“The School of Public Health at

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