Blockchain and Health Care

The health care industry is in huge transition right now due to the immense amounts of technology that are infiltrating this field. Blockchain is one of the largest new innovations that could revolutionize the industry. Just out this piece on just how the government plans to take advantage of this wonderful idea.

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting
research papers related to blockchain applications in healthcare and
health research.

According to a notice
published in the Federal Register, HHS is seeking white papers that
explore how the technology can be leveraged for healthcare purposes. The
submission date is 29th July, with the winners set to be announced late
next month.

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The
only stipulations, the notice states, is that papers shouldn’t be
longer than 10 pages and that no more than three papers should be
submitted by any one researcher or group.

Further, the department asks that any submission “educate its audience on the technology”, explaining:

“The paper should discuss the cryptography and underlying
fundamentals of blockchain technology, examine how the use of
blockchain can advance industry interoperability needs expressed in the
Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap, patient centered outcomes research
(PCOR), precision medicine, and other health care delivery needs, as
well as provide recommendations for blockchain’s implementation.”

The Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap was published last fall as part of a bid to support greater interoperability between healthcare data networks in the US.

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