As blockchain matures, stakeholders should weigh competition vs. partnership

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

Global Edition
Security in the COVID-19 Era
As blockchain matures, stakeholders should weigh competition vs. partnership
As new distributed ledger platforms have emerged - and the tech has shown promise for the security of COVID-19 contact tracing - so has the potential for data siloing.

Blockchain, heralded as a "game-changer" in many industries, has become a potential way for health systems to store and exchange patient data in a secure format.

But as different consortia and platforms using the distributed ledger technology have emerged, said experts during a HIMSS20 Digital session, so has the potential for information siloing – made increasingly complicated in an era where questions of interoperability are key.

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