The Move Towards Healthcare Blockchains

  • Earlier this year Google’s British AI division DeepMind announced the launch of a blockchain like ledger for managing healthcare data.
  • The tokens, known as PTY, will be traded via a secure, closed loop ledger system that aims to connect up all parties in the healthcare ecosystem to allow for the exchange of health data within a highly-secure, blockchain powered health information exchange (HIE).
  • The company believe that their use of blockchain will encourage providers to offer better care to patients, whilst also adopting innovative practices that join up care more effectively through the sharing of patient data.
  • Using blockchain technology, Patientory encrypts medical patient information in hospitals and insurance companies so that it is not centralized data, but it is distributed, thus meeting HIPAA Security Rules.
  • We are certainly in the midst of a digital health revolution however, and whilst I’m not sure that blockchain will play an inevitable role in providing secure and patient centered data, it will it seems inevitably play its part in our move in that direction.

Earlier this year Google’s British AI division DeepMind announced the launch of a blockchain like ledger for managing healthcare data.  The aim is t…
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The Move Towards Healthcare Blockchains

  • Earlier this year Google’s British AI division DeepMind announced the launch of a blockchain like ledger for managing healthcare data.
  • The tokens, known as PTY, will be traded via a secure, closed loop ledger system that aims to connect up all parties in the healthcare ecosystem to allow for the exchange of health data within a highly-secure, blockchain powered health information exchange (HIE).
  • The company believe that their use of blockchain will encourage providers to offer better care to patients, whilst also adopting innovative practices that join up care more effectively through the sharing of patient data.
  • Using blockchain technology, Patientory encrypts medical patient information in hospitals and insurance companies so that it is not centralized data, but it is distributed, thus meeting HIPPA Security Rules.
  • We are certainly in the midst of a digital health revolution however, and whilst I’m not sure that blockchain will play an inevitable role in providing secure and patient centered data, it will it seems inevitably play its part in our move in that direction.

Earlier this year Google’s British AI division DeepMind announced the launch of a blockchain like ledger for managing healthcare data.  The aim is t…
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Who Owns The Data In Google’s Healthcare ‘Blockchain’?

  • That may be changing, not least due to the news that DeepMind have recently announced plans to use blockchain style technology to give all players in the health sector more real-time access to medical data.
  • The nature of blockchain supports this, as every interaction with a piece of data is recorded.
  • There is an understandable desire to create a reliable audit trail for patient data to ensure that patients can have faith that their data is both secure and handled with due care and attention.
  • “Patients need to be certain that all their health data is handled with the utmost care and respect, and that their privacy and security are protected at all times.
  • There is undoubtedly a huge need for data to be better managed within the healthcare industry, both in terms of better synchronizing the various forms of patient data that are being generated, but also the responsible sharing of that data with researchers and clinicians.

I’ve written a few times recently about the potential for blockchain to make a dent in the healthcare world.  The technology received a boost from w…
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