There’s been a lot of talk about using blockchain in healthcare. While I don’t think that it’s the end all be all solution that many make it out to be, I do think that healthcare could benefit in a lot of ways from blockchain.
David Chou recently shared this healthcare use case for blockchain which it looks like he got from Deloitte:
— David Chou (@dchou1107) June 22, 2017
I’d be interested to hear blockchain experts thoughts on this use case. Is this reasonable? Could this be reasonably achieved with blockchain? Are there risks to implementing this use case?
We all know about the major challenges associated with interoperability in healthcare. Blockchain itself doesn’t solve a lot of these interoperability problems. It can’t because most of the interoperability problems in healthcare are business problems and not technology problems. However, I wonder if we can make data sharing in healthcare so simple that it would be embarrassing not to do it. Then, we might be on to something.
Other thoughts on blockchain in healthcare? I still have a lot to learn about this new technology.