Blockchain in Healthcare Today https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal <p><strong>Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY)</strong> is the leading international open access journal that amplifies and disseminates distributed ledger technology research and innovations in the healthcare information systems, clinical computing, network technologies and biomedical sciences. Fields of interest include leveraging data science tools and techniques, health information systems interoperability, consent mechanisms, privacy preservation, <span style="color: #000000;">security of health data,</span> clinical support and clinical trials management, supply chain management, revenue cycle automation, immersive technologies, DAOs, tokenomics, and failed experiments in this specialty field of research.</p> <p>The preeminent international journal is published on a continuous basis to accelerate sharing rigorously vetted theoretical and experiential knowledge required for a global multi-disciplinary ecosystem. A world-class peer review board includes constructive commentary to strengthen work.</p> en-US <p><span style="color: #4b7d92;">Auth</span><span style="color: #4b7d92;">ors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY). Read the full <a href="https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/copyright">Copyright Statement</a>.</span></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> t.cenaj@partnersindigitalhealth.com (Tory Cenaj) j.russo@partnersindigitalhealth.com (John Russo Jr., PharmD) Tue, 17 Jan 2023 01:16:24 -0800 OJS 3.3.0.7 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Future Health: Leveraging Space for Health Innovation https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/246 <p>Mr. James Hury, Deputy Director and Chief Innovation Officer for the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) explores the future of health, and how preparing technologies to protect the health of astronauts in deep space can advance health for all humans, wherever they explore. Supported by the NASA Human Research Program (HRP), TRISH is an applied space health research catalyst that funds disruptive, high-impact scientific studies and technologies to equip astronauts for deep space exploration. The institute is seeking bold, courageous proposals from experts in disciplines spanning medicine, science, technology, and engineering who have the ideas and skills that will help us find solutions for the challenges and limitations facing human space travel.</p> James Hury III Copyright (c) 2022 James Hury III http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/246 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 How Patients Benefit From Broad Use of Blockchain in Healthcare​ https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/247 <p>Now and in the near future, blockchain improves the lives of patients. Hear how the patient journey transforms with the ability to control ownership of patient data, and how critical data is shared seamlessly between stakeholders. With blockchain, healthcare is becoming patient-centered, both clinically and administratively.</p> Mary Butler-Everson Copyright (c) 2022 Mary Butler-Everson http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/247 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Implementing Democratized Patient Health Record Access Through Distributed Ledger Technologies and Token Economics https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/248 <p>This session delves into a real use case that led to the development of an existing production quality consumer app currently available on both Apple App Store and Google Play. The discussion focuses on practical considerations, implementation decisions and the nuances of the token economics that were the foundation of this solution.</p> Jim Nasr Copyright (c) 2022 Jim Nasr http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/248 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Walk Before You Run: Why Healthcare Needs Web 2.5 Before It Can Adopt Web3 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/249 <p>In this sessions speakers discuss:</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">What elements of blockchain technology can healthcare benefit from TODAY without committing to decentralization</li> <li aria-level="1">The strategy for utilizing DAML for the purpose of progressive decentralization in enterprise</li> <li aria-level="1">Converging how TradFi was brought on chain to innovate healthcare payments</li> <li aria-level="1">Future strategies utilizing DAO’s and NFT’s in a heavily regulated environment</li> </ul> Bart Cant, John Hatchell Copyright (c) 2022 Bart Cant, John Hatchell http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/249 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Open DLT for Patient Privacy Protection in the Age of Healthcare Consumerism https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/250 <p>Key discussion points of this panel session include:</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">The role of open source DLTs in empowering and protecting patients data</li> <li aria-level="1">The role of where technical and data standards are pragmatically needed&nbsp;</li> <li aria-level="1">The technical and ethical considerations of patient data governance</li> </ul> Maria Palombini, Sachin Shetty, Daniel Harrell, PhD Copyright (c) 2022 Maria Palombini, Sachin Shetty, Daniel Harrell, PhD http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/250 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 “Hi dear, the doctor is here – where is our EMR wallet?” https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/251 <p>Virtual healthcare is positively transforming how healthcare is delivered. As a result, multiple organizations must come together to execute care delivery that’s complicated by challenges with centralized EMR systems in virtual care management. Information management, including storage, sharing, and accessibility, needs to be carefully managed and considered. Blockchain technology is a viable solution to address new challenges created by virtual care.</p> Milan Shah Copyright (c) 2022 Milan Shah http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/251 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Zero Trust: Enabling the Last Mile of Biomedical AI Research https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/259 <p>Over 90% of all biomedical AI research is stalled due to its inability to access real world protected health information to complete the required clinical validation and valuation prior to its deployment.&nbsp; With AI forecasted to improve patient outcomes by 40% and costs by 50% the new paradigm of zero trust must be adopted and leveraged to avoid the existential crisis facing biomedical AI research.&nbsp; Join us and learn how confidential computing and blockchain meet the requirements of zero trust.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Stephen Dennis, Dr. Bob Rogers Copyright (c) 2022 Stephen Dennis, Dr. Bob Rogers http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/259 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Shaping the Trajectory of Blockchain in Healthcare https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/252 <p>In 2020, 55% of organizations viewed blockchain as a strategic priority.&nbsp; Though blockchain investments and use cases in healthcare are increasing, attention is needed on how this technology will impact patients.&nbsp; This panel discusses the implications of blockchain for society, its potential to improve healthcare, and the possibilities for shaping a positive future.&nbsp;</p> Elissa Prichep, Chris Moose, Mark Treshock Copyright (c) 2022 Elissa Prichep, Chris Moose, Mark Treshock http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/252 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Blockchain Technology – Delivering Trust to Global Pharmaceutical Distribution https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/253 <p>With up to 30% of donated pharmaceutical aid products being diverted, stolen or going to waste in this session we will learn how blockchain technology is addressing some of the biggest trust challenges in the global supply chain.&nbsp; Supply chain issues may prevent people that are in greatest need of life-saving medicines from being treated. Through the use of a Decentralized Knowledge Graph and blockchain technology firms and governmental aid organizations now have visibility to supply chain traceability and transparency of donated medicines. The session will additionally cover ancillary benefits with the implementation of such a solution.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Dan Purtell Copyright (c) 2022 Dan Purtell http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/253 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Generic Manufacturers Can Make BIG Changes with Blockchain Technology https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/254 <p>Blockchain technology has surfaced in the generic pharma arena addressing challenges associated with Contract Management, GPO interactions, and Chargeback adjudication. Manufacturers are now burdened with reducing overhead costs that impact the cost of each unit to get medication to patients safely, effectively, and efficiently. Blockchain technology can be used to enhance efficiencies in how partners interact including inventory management, sales data reporting, chargeback validations and rebate accruals.</p> Corey Greco Copyright (c) 2022 Corey Greco http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/254 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Blockchain for Precision Medicine https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/255 <p>Because evidence generation for precision medicine involves highly complex bioinformatics on human genomic and other molecular data sets, the reproducibility of the evidence generation and the sharing of highly sensitive raw genomic data present major challenges for life sciences sponsors and the FDA. Blockchain offers solutions for reproducibility and privacy assurance in precision medicine.</p> Robert Chu Copyright (c) 2022 Robert Chu http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/255 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Editors Best Article Award 2021 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/256 <p>DOI&nbsp;<a href="https://doi.org/10.30953/bhty.v4.166%20" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://doi.org/10.30953/bhty.v4.166</a></p> <p><strong>Congratulations, Dr. Fang!</strong></p> Dr. Fang Hao Sen Andrew Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Fang Hao Sen Andrew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/256 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Three Reasons Why Blockchain Adoption in Healthcare is a Success in Africa and LATAM https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/264 <p>The session ellucidates the economic, regulatory and cultural reasons why decentralized health is so much more successful in EMDE (emerging markets and developing economies) when compared to the US and EU.</p> Dr. Alex Cahana Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Alex Cahana http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/264 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 How Blockchain Transforms Payer Processes to Create a Person-Centered Experience https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/258 <p>The panel discussion will cover how blockchain enables a more person-centered experience from the beginning of care through payment. With examples from real-world use cases, the discussion will explore how healthcare organizations can better collaborate together using blockchain, co-create workflows and joint processes, and deliver a better experience.</p> <p>The discussion will answer these questions:</p> <ul> <li>How are blockchain-enabled solutions more focused on the person?</li> <li>What does the network solve that isn’t addressed by other solutions?</li> <li>How do your use cases transform the member’s experience?</li> <li>What ways can providers and payers collaborate and work together better using blockchain?</li> </ul> Gabriela Pelin, Mark Treshock, Bob Holzer Copyright (c) 2022 Gabriela Pelin, Mark Treshock, Bob Holzer http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/258 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Closing a Key Gap in DSCSA Compliance with Credentialing https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/257 <p>In this session, the Open Credentialing Initiative (OCI) introduces the concept and practical application of electronic credentials. The audience will learn about their use in the context of DSCSA and how they enable timely compliance with the DSCSA Authorized Trading Partner (ATP) requirements.</p> Bob Celeste , David Kessler Copyright (c) 2022 Bob Celeste , David Kessler http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/257 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Standards for a New Healthcare World: Towards Nationwide Patient Access https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/260 <p>The goal of achieving nationwide patient access is getting closer to reality with the establishment of nationwide electronic healthcare record networks, and with the emergence of TEFCA. Interoperability and privacy standards are critical to achieve efficiency and to provide secure patient access applications. Topics will include current and future developments, including:</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">CommonWell Health Alliance</li> <li aria-level="1">TEFCA</li> <li aria-level="1">Specific Functional Use Cases and Applications</li> <li aria-level="1">Blockchain&nbsp;Opportunities</li> </ul> Jim Markwith, Dr. Christophe E. Jackson Copyright (c) 2022 Jim Markwith, Dr. Christophe E. Jackson http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/260 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Going Under the Hood of dApps and DAOs https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/261 <p>Physician credentialing is an arduous and lengthy process resulting in delays in physicians being able to work and generate revenue. In this session the audience will follow the ins and outs of authenticity, transparency and explore the building blocks to understanding blockchain technology.</p> Dr. Ali Loveys Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Ali Loveys http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/261 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Leveraging Decentralized Autonomous Organizations in Healthcare to Coordinate Precision Level Patient Care https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/262 <p>The healthcare system is expensive, inefficient and frustrating due to unnecessary third parties and friction filled manual processes that get between patients and their doctors. Through decentralized identityby and credentialing we can create a distributed network of practicing doctors that connect connect securely, directly, privately with each other and with the patients they care for. We are building the future essentialized healthcare revolution and we can’t wait to build it with you.</p> Dr. Leah Houston Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Leah Houston http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/262 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 Healthcare Blockchain Quantum Computing Threats and Opportunities https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/263 <p>Highlights of this panel discussion include:</p> <ul> <li aria-level="1">The Imminent Quantum Computing threat</li> <li aria-level="1">NIST Post-Quantum Solutions</li> <li aria-level="1">How Quantum Technologies revolutionize Blockchain Technology and Healthcare</li> </ul> Dr. Renee Bovelle, Dr. Robert Campbell Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Renee Bovelle, Dr. Robert Campbell http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/263 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 How Blockchain Elevates Health Solutions and Services Today and in the Future https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/265 <p>The healthcare industry is beginning to see real value created from blockchain powered solutions. The presentation spotlights what value and impact is being created for early adopters. The speaker will share informed insights for future applications and opportunities poised for business success.</p> Kyle Culver Copyright (c) 2022 Kyle Culver http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/265 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800 NFTs and Metaverse in Healthcare: What’s the Big Opportunity? https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/266 <p>The global non-fungible token (NFT) market size is expected to grow by&nbsp;USD 147.24 billion&nbsp;from 2021 to 2026 at a&nbsp;CAGR of 35.27%&nbsp;and According to Precedence Research, the global metaverse market size is projected to be worth around USD 1.6. Trillion by 2030 and expanding growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50.74% from 2022 to 2030.</p> <p>What does this mean for healthcare and where’s the big opportunity? Although we are in the&nbsp;nascent stage for both NFTs and the Metaverse in healthcare, many will agree that some of the&nbsp; biggest transformations in healthcare will be driven by NFTs, specifically as ownership of data and our health records become the increasing focus in healthcare. Metaverse applications in healthcare also provide an enormous opportunity with many seeing this as the next generation of remote patient care and a new medium for patient engagement. Accenture has called the Metaverse the “next horizon in healthcare”. Immersive metaverse experiences can go beyond patient care and can transform training for doctors, surgeons, and healthcare professionals.&nbsp;</p> <p>Join Daniel Uribe of GenoBank.io to explore the varied and exciting applications ahead with NFTs and Metaverse including decentralized science (DeSci), decentralized health research, BioNFTs and the future of genome ownership.</p> Ray Dogum, Daniel Uribe Copyright (c) 2022 Ray Dogum, Daniel Uribe http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/article/view/266 Sat, 14 Jan 2023 00:00:00 -0800