Even if bitcoin and the cryptocurrency trend turns out to be a massive bubble, the technology that supports the new sector may be here to stay. Blockchain technology has already seen many broad applications in areas separate from cryptocurrency, according to a report by
Blockchain in Healthcare:- Chances are you use a lot of data without even realizing it. The thing about using data is that you’re creating data too. When you visit a website, you submit to other users of the internet data about your browsing habits.
As recently as a year ago, the groundbreaking effects that blockchain technology would have on nearly every industry were yet to be understood, let alone considered. The leading futurist of 2016, Alec Ross, wrote in his best-selling book, The Industries of the
Incentivizing positive patient behavior through adherence coins, this startup leverages blockchain to improve medication adherence. Poor adherence to prescribed medication, especially in chronic disease management, is a severe challenge for both patients and providers. Half of the 3.2 billion annual prescribed medications dispensed in
So, how is blockchain being used to solve problems in healthcare? What are the benefits and pitfalls of applying blockchain to healthcare? This is a list and description of white papers that investigate the relationship between blockchain technology and its use in
What is a Blockchain? In general a blockchain is defined as a distributed system which records and stores transaction records. Blockchain more specifically is defined as a shared, immutable record of peer-to-peer transactions built from linked transaction blocks and stored in a