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October 9, 2017   |   CoinDesk

Better Off Abroad? Blockchain Health Firms Gain Ground Outside the US

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.

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October 2, 2017   |   CB Insights

Healthcare Horizons: Startups And Technologies Poised To Have The Greatest Impact On Healthcare

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.

October 2, 2017   |   International Business Times

CDC Explores Blockchain Solutions To Streamline Public Health, Collect Data

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.

October 2, 2017   |   Futurism

The CDC Wants to Use Blockchain as a Weapon Against Deadly Epidemics

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.

September 29, 2017   |   Bitcoin Market Insider

Gem Partners With Nordic Tech Giant Tieto and the CDC to Put Healthcare on the Blockchain

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).

September 28, 2017   |   ETHNews

CDC, Gem Collaborate to Enter and Track Health Data On The Blockchain

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.

September 28, 2017   |   NASDAQ

Gem Partners With Nordic Tech Giant Tieto and the CDC to Put Healthcare on the Blockchain

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 ).

September 25, 2017   |   TechCrunch

Gem looks to CDC and European giant Tieto to take blockchain into healthcare

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.

September 25, 2017   |   CoinDesk

Centers for Disease Control to Launch First Blockchain Test on Disaster Relief

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.

September 15, 2017   |   MIT Technology Review

Who Will Build the Health-Care Blockchain?

Decentralized databases promise to revolutionize medical records, but not until the health-care industry buys in to the idea and gets to work.