Top 10 Blockchain Predictions for the (Near) Future of Healthcare

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John D Halamka
Gil Alterovitz
William J. Buchanan
Tory Cenaj
Kevin A. Clauson
Vikram Dhillon
Florence D. Hudson
Manouchehr (Mitch) Mokhtari
Dennis A. Porto
Ana Rutschman
Anh L. Ngo

Abstract

To review blockchain lessons learned in 2018 and near-future predictions for blockchain in healthcare, Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) asked the world's blockchain in healthcare experts to share their insights. Here, our internationally-renowned BHTY peer-review board discusses their major predictions.
Based on their responses, presented in detail below, ten major themes (Table ) for the future of blockchain in healthcare will emerge over the 12 months.


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"Fourth, with over 1000 insurance companies in the country, filling out paperwork to document
provider training and licensure is a nightmare. The Synaptic Health Alliance aims to simplify
this process by putting all credentialing information on a distributed public ledger for all stakeholders to access.1"


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"Fourth, keeping health care provider directories maintained by health plans up-to-date is a critical, complex issue facing organizations across the health care system. The first project of the Synaptic Health Alliance aims to simplify this process by putting provider demographic information on a permissioned blockchain for Alliance members to access and maintain.1"

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Halamka, J., Alterovitz, G., Buchanan, W., Cenaj, T., Clauson, K., Dhillon, V., Hudson, F., Mokhtari, M., Porto, D., Rutschman, A., & Ngo, A. (2019). Top 10 Blockchain Predictions for the (Near) Future of Healthcare. Blockchain in Healthcare Today, 2. https://doi.org/10.30953/bhty.v2.106
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Opinions, Perspectives, and Commentary on a Current Issue Impacting the Sector