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Frustrated by the red tape of the U.S. healthcare system, blockchain startups founded to improve the sharing of patient data are looking abroad to prove their use cases.
The moves by Gem, which has partnered with a Scandinavian company, and IncentHealth.io, which is scouting opportunities in Canada, underscore the challenges blockchain technology faces in any heavily regulated market with powerful incumbents and resistance to change.
Healthcare is changing around the world. The very definition of medicine is now up for debate. Across digital health, biotechnology, and the medical device sector, startups are finally bringing medicine into the 21st century. In this report we take a look at cutting edge developments in healthcare, and the startups behind them that are just beginning to impact the world.
Floods and hurricanes don’t just destroy infrastructure. Diseases, viruses, and all kinds of nasty critters often spread after a natural disaster, especially ones that leave lots of stagnant water behind. Public health officials collect and analyze medical data to squelch outbreaks before they spread. But the process is still highly disjointed. Additionally, it involves a lot of manual paperwork.
Blockchain technology is already revolutionizing the world of finance, and it’s set to do the same for various other industries, too. One of those industries is healthcare, and now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is looking into ways to utilize the technology.
Enterprise blockchain supplier Gem is forging new partnerships in the medical sector. First announced in the Health 2017 seminar in Nashville, Tennessee, before this week, the blockchain startup is teaming up with European tech service supplier Tieto in addition to cooperating with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The CDC is partnering with a variety of firms, including Gem, to explore ways in which blockchain technology can enhance their ability, as well as that of other organizations, to address public health needs.
Enterprise blockchain provider Gem is forging new partnerships in the healthcare sector. First announced at the Distributed: Health 2017 conference in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this week, the blockchain startup is teaming up with European technology service provider Tieto as well as partnering with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ).
The blockchain is coming to healthcare. Over the past year, the chorus of voices calling for blockchain’s adoption in the medical profession is growing increasingly loud.
For public health practitioners, the ability to quickly collect, analyze and take action on data is paramount to containing the spread of a deadly new virus or disease.
But despite the advent of big data technologies, collecting this information today remains a highly cumbersome and time-consuming process, explains Jim Nasr, chief software architect at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services tasked with combating the spread of preventive and chronic disease.