HC3: Applications, Benefits of Blockchain in Healthcare
Health IT Security
Blockchain technology is the basis of most cryptocurrencies, but the Health Sector Cybersecurity Coordination Center’s (HC3) latest brief suggested that blockchain has a multitude of useful applications in the healthcare sector.
A blockchain is a tamper-resistant, secure, and collaborative ledger that maintains transactional records, HC3 explained. A block is a unit of data, or one record, that contains a collection of transactions. When arranged with other blocks in a specific order, a blockchain is formed.
Each block contains data, a hash, and a previous hash. The purpose of the blockchain dictates the type of data. A hash is a digital fingerprint that identifies the block, and...