Blockchain Healthcare and Policy Synopsis

Blockchain Healthcare and Policy Synopsis

Key Takeaways:

  • Healthcare records on the blockchain could be an effective tool for maintaining the security and privacy of patients’ records.
  • The participants see the advantages of using blockchain technology in the medical sector, but there is still debate over which type of blockchain technology should be used.
  • There is a focus on using blockchain technology to integrate alternative methods, such as (IoT) devices, to help patients get better care and control over their private medical information.
  • There needs to be interoperability among the separate blockchain systems, requiring common standards, which NIST is currently working to develop.
  • Partnerships between the private and public sectors will be important in order to successfully integrate blockchain technology into the healthcare sector.