Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is the world’s first ope access peer reviewed journal that amplifies and disseminates distributed ledger technology research and innovations in the healthcare, information systems, clinical computing and network technologies and biomedical sciences sector.

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Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is published open access on a continuous basis in order to accelerate sharing rigorously vetted theoretical and experiential knowledge required for a growth sector. A world-class peer-review board endeavors to offer rapid peer review and includes constructive commentary to strengthen work. The journal registers original research article provenance on the blockchain for authors to have a permanent and immutable public record of their work to share with the scientific research community at BHTY+ARTiFACTS Research Portal.

Published: 2021-02-10

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Blockchain in Healthcare Today is pleased to announce the 2020 Editors Best Article Award!
The award was announced during the ConV2X 2021 conference, themed “Blueprint for a New Digital Health Era,” broadcast November 9-11, 2021. The winning article is titled: “The Last Mile: DSCSA Solution Through Blockchain Technology: Drug Tracking, Tracing, and Verification at the Last Mile of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain with BRUINchain,” by lead author William Chien (PharmD, MBA) and fellow authors from UCLA Health and LedgerDomain. The article is located at DOI:
The groundbreaking article was part of the FDA’s Pilot Project Program for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and centered on a healthcare center pharmacy operating solely on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology. It presented the highest number of BHTY 2020 reader engagements, with the most downloads and views.


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BHTY COPE Recognition

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) open access peer reviewed journal is pleased, proud and grateful to be newly recognized by COPE, the Committee on Publication Ethics!

Congratulations to all journal board members and staff, for working so hard to ensure ethical operation and workflows are adhered to, bringing the highest caliber work to the global scientific research and public communities for objective dissemination, review and discussion. 

Thanks to authors for selecting this new journal for submission and publication of research. It is the reason we try harder - and place ethics and governance in such high esteem.

We sincerely thank review committee members and all their efforts at COPE, to keep ethical practices and integrity a hallmark of scientific communications.


BHTY now accepts video submissions to compliment an author's written work. Videos can demonstrate simulations, experimental demos, or "interviews" with authors/researchers. Authors should submit a jpeg representing the video and/or transcript of audio.

Video format may be MP4. Length: 5-7 minutes maximum.


Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is proud to announce it is the first academic journal to introduce Article  Proof of Origin (APOO), now located on BHTY article landing pages, beginning with 2021 content to provide more legitimacy & artifacts for researchers to use, share and trust.


BHTY is pleased to offer authors the option of paying their APC with digital currency (Bitcoin). Contact the publisher for more information if you would like to use this payment method at


February BHTY BLOG post: 

"Three Recent Events to Make Us Consider Blockchain for Healthcare Data Management"


January BHTY BLOG post: "Should Emerging Technology be a Part of Medical School Curriculum?"


BHTY has added new Scite badges to the gold open access publication. Scite's mission to make science more reliable by helping researchers better discover and evaluate scientific research. Citations provide a context and classification describing whether it provides supporting or disputing evidence for the cited claim. Scite has analyzed over 18 million full-text publications across disciplines, extracting and analyzing over 625M citation statements to help readers better evaluate articles published and facilitate reproducibility.


BHTY ConV2X 2020 Symposium Highlights, "Transforming Health Care in the Wake of a Global Pandemic"

Some of the world’s top leaders and influencers in healthcare delivery transformation and health technologies, including blockchain technology and telehealth, converged at the 4th Annual CONV2X 2020 Symposium held virtually from November 10-12, 2020, to exchange perspectives and solutions to shortfalls in global patient care exposed by COVID-19. The theme of the symposium was “US-World Health Transformation.”

The Symposium, hosted by the BHTY journal, presented 76 world leading SMEs, 35 hours of discourse and learnings and 4 Keynote presentations from the World Health Organization (WHO), Teladoc Health, McKinsey & Company and Mayo Clinic Platform.

To veiw the ConVerge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) 2020 Symposium ON DEMAND and program details please  visit

To view #ConV2X 2020 highlights click here.  or visit

Note: Symposium content is NOT peer reviewed and proceeds are used to support the BHTY journal.


Archive Issues

Please view the "Archives" tab above for back issues from 2018, 2019 and 2020 including podcasts. Click the issue below for BHTY 2020 issue content.



BHTY is a proud member of the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers (STM).


BHTY is indexed in ScienceOpen. See Press Release at and Index Copernicus


New in BHTY: Technical Briefs!

1500 word limit. Submissions undergo double blind peer review. Technical Briefs may capture design, challenges, new technologies and applications, standards, performance analysis and optimization to communicate information obtained through a process of technical or experimental work. Submit your timely article to inform the research community, enterprise, peers - and advance blockchain and DLT in healthcare at


ATA endorsement!

We are excited to share the ATA has endorsed the peer reveiw journals Telehealth and Medicine Today and Blockhain in Healthcare Today.

“Blockchain is a key driving force behind maintaining accurate, actionable healthcare data – and is an important component of where we’re headed in telehealth. The ATA is delighted to collaborate with Partners in Digital Health, as the benefits of blockchain technology are critical to our members’ success in the future,” stated Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, ATA.

The academic portfolio’s editor-in-chief, John Halmaka, MD, International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School, added “We are happy to collaborate with the ATA to catalyze local and global initiatives and use cases to move health, delivery, and education forward, with telehealth and blockchain technology.”


With 200,000+ views and downloads and 350+ citations, BHTY is the preeminent open-access international peer-review journal covering blockchain and DLT research and innovations in healthcare.

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Blockchain in Healthcare Today  accepts manuscript submissions on a rolling basis. As articles are accepted, they are published on a continuous basis and time stamped on the blockchain where all authors are provided a custom dashboard.

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Blockchain in Healthcare Today is partnered with Code Ocean!

Authors can transparently share code associated with their research, with readers. Code Ocean, is a cloud based computational reproducibility platform, where researchers, engineers, developers, and scientists can upload code and data in any open source programming language and link working code in a computational environment within an article. The Code Ocean platform can also be used to include an executable copy of an author's code for the peer review process.

Partners in Digital Health joins distinguished Code Ocean publishing partners De Gruyter, Cambridge University Press, Taylor & Francis, and BMJ Publishing Group.

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A special thanks to BHTY intern, Alexander Zaleski - a most talented student at UCONN!