Advancements in digital medicine have created a shift in the flow of health data and information, placing a stronger emphasis on the technologies used for measurement and intervention. Tech giants are taking notice, as both hardware and software are central to accelerating this transformation. The participation of technology-native companies into the healthcare ecosystem stands to benefit all stakeholders. For example, their resources and power for positive change have played a role in helping consumers get more portable access to medical records from entrenched interests like the dominant electronic medical record vendor, Epic. Update: Further developments on data portability thanks to ‘Big Tech’.
In this post we will look at some of the themes that emerged from an analysis of the biomedical blockchain database. First some quick stats:
There is tremendous interest and opportunity to apply blockchain technologies to problems in biology, medicine and health. At HD2i we are following this trend closely, but it has been hard to keep up with the pace of new project announcements! That is why we are publicly releasing our internal database of biomedical initiatives built on blockchain technology; as a resource for the biomedical blockchain community to map the landscape of tools and use cases.
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