Blockchain: Transformational Technology for Health Care

The health care industry is starting to examine how Blockchain technology could be used. Gem, a Blockchain company, announced a partnership with Philips to build a “private Ethereum Blockchain for use in the development of enterprise healthcare applications.” The American Enterprise Institute testified to Congress about the benefits of Blockchain to health plans.

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology announced a Blockchain challenge and is now “soliciting white papers on the technology and its potential use in health IT ‘to address privacy, security and scalability challenges of managing electronic health records and resources.’” by Bruce Broussard