Blockchain in Healthcare
This IET Insight discusses the evolution of blockchain, a form of distributed ledger technology, and how its application can produce a breakthrough in the healthcare industry; more specifically, the benefits it can bring.
It examines the ‘art of the possible’ with blockchain and how it may impact health provisioning, accelerate innovation and enable new data-driven intelligence facilitating stratified care and seamless integrated care.
The paper considers how this might, alongside other emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), bring about new services and new business models in the private healthcare sector as well.
It is written by Ilesh Dattani, founder of Assentian Limited, and published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology with input from the IET’s Healthcare Panel.