Friday, December 15, 2017

Blockchain enters the Healthcare Space

Stamford publisher’s journal aims for health care breakthrough


Cenaj is the founder and publisher of “Blockchain in Healthcare Today,” an online journal set to debut next month. The launch of the publication reflects her faith in the potential of technology she thinks could transform the health care industry by ushering in more data security and producing major savings.

Block chain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), is an open access online, peer review journal where thought leaders and innovators converge to find solutions in a new health technology sector. BHTY provides objective evaluation of methodologies, pilots, scalable block chain deployments, and cost efficiencies that advance value based care, exclusively, in the healthcare sector. BHTY offers rapid, peer-review (5-7 days) publication of research, commentary, and proof of concept for block chain technology that advance value-based healthcare across the care continuum.

Blockchain represents a shared or decentralized network of computers, functioning as a digital ledger for accounting and other record keeping, Cenaj said. She sees it as an ideal platform for protecting health care data and allowing patients to easily share their information with providers.
“It’s secure, because it can’t be edited or tampered with,” Cenaj said. “It’s not paper based, so it winds up saving time and money, reducing errors and effort and energy. You can put a stamp on a transaction and know it can’t be tampered with. There’s also no middleman. The applications in health care alone are mind-boggling.”

Recent events have resulted in massive cyber security fraud and hacking of personal medical information. Block chain offers better privacy and security.


About the Journal | Block chain in Healthcare Today

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