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
Keywords: 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.
Research Article: Use Cases/Pilots/Methodologies