Healthcare, retail industries give blockchain a try

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hopes to put a new technology to use in its ongoing effort to improve the health and well-being of Americans. The technology in question isn’t something one might expect to see in the healthcare IT toolkit; rather, it’s blockchain, the technology that underpins cryptocurrency and has primarily been associated with bitcoin. HHS sees blockchain as a potential salve for ills that plague the increasingly complex world of digital health records.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story)


Original URL: http://www.computerworld.com/article/3137490/enterprise-applications/healthcare-retail-industries-give-blockchain-a-try.html#tk.rss_all

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