Implementation Considerations for Blockchain in Healthcare Institutions


  • Ketan Paranjape, MS, MBA F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Roche Diagnostics, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Mitchell Parker, MS, MBA Information Security and Compliance, Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health University Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • David Houlding, MASc, CISSP, CIPP Industry Experiences, Cloud + AI, Microsoft Corporation, Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, DC, USA
  • Josip Car, MD, PhD, DIC, FFPH, FRC Centre for Population Health Sciences (CePHaS), Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore



Blockchain technology, Healthcare institutions, Implementation, Immutability, Liquidity, Patient records, Protected health information, Tutorial


Objective: This article aims to provide a primer on blockchain technology and implementation considerations for blockchain at healthcare institutions. 

Results: After research and interviews, we developed a primer and a high-level implementation guide for healthcare systems exploring the use of blockchain technology. 

Conclusions: The use of blockchain technology in health care is at a promising stage in development but blockchain-based applications are yet to be demonstrated as a viable platform for exchanging and reviewing information. Healthcare systems should be cautiously optimistic regarding the potential of blockchain and do a thorough business and technical diligence that is driven by targeted use cases to be successful. 


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How to Cite

Paranjape, K., Parker, M., Houlding, D., & Car, J. (2019). Implementation Considerations for Blockchain in Healthcare Institutions. Blockchain in Healthcare Today, 2.



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