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ICO, Banking, Energy, Healthcare, Retail and E-Gov as the Blockchain’s Trendiest Areas to be Discussed at Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi

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ICO, Banking, Energy, Healthcare, Retail and E-Gov as the Blockchain’s Trendiest Areas to be Discussed at Blockchain Conference Abu Dhabi

The blockchain industry has been developing more rapidly than the boldest forecasts predicted. Having become an integral part of the financial and banking spheres, it has already occupying its niche in medicine, insurance, document circulation, energy, retail and other economy spheres. Today, the blockchain is blooming. However, it is worth knowing what we may expect from the technology in the…

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US Health Regulators to Work on Securing Health Records on the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, News, Regulation, Tech

US Health Regulators to Work on Securing Health Records on the Blockchain

US regulators and government agencies have been eyeing blockchain technology to build robust and transparent data processing platforms for various industries since 2015. The country’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS) plans to be the first government agency to implement the blockchain to secure health records. Earlier in 2017, executives from the healthcare industry predicted the debut of the blockchain…

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Blocks of Healthcare Foresight: Feature Interview with Blockchain Researcher Brennan Bennett

Category: Interviews, News, Tech

Blocks of Healthcare Foresight: Feature Interview with Blockchain Researcher Brennan Bennett

To say that the U.S. healthcare system is ailing in an understatement. Before our very eyes, Obamacare is imploding, with brazen promises on the part of the Trump administration to fix or discard it. In the meantime costs continue to soar, quality of care remains questionable, and barriers to access are mounting. Here at BTCManager, we turned to consultant and…

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How the Blockchain can Change the Status Quo of Healthcare Records

Category: Business, News, Tech

How the Blockchain can Change the Status Quo of Healthcare Records

Blockchain technology is taking the world by storm. There are few industries left that are not currently being disrupted by the distributed ledger technology that underlies the cryptocurrency bitcoin. One crucial area that would benefit substantially from blockchain implementation is the recording of healthcare records. The recording and sharing of patient health records with other health practitioners in its current…

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Microsoft and Tierion Team Up to Secure Identities with Bitcoin’s Blockchain

Category: Bitcoin, News, Tech

Microsoft and Tierion Team Up to Secure Identities with Bitcoin’s Blockchain

Through Microsoft’s new decentralized identity initiative to give people and organizations control of their identity and related data, Tierion will partner with the tech giant to collaborate on a service that will prove the existence and integrity of data be linking it to a blockchain, announced January 30. “Tierion is a leader in anchoring data to blockchains,” says Daniel Buchner,…

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IBM Watson and FDA to Secure Medical Data with the Blockchain

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IBM Watson and FDA to Secure Medical Data with the Blockchain

IBM Watson Health is joining forces with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to apply blockchain technology to improve the public healthcare system. This initiative, announced January 10, is focused on creating a more efficient, secure and scalable interchange of health data by incorporating the use of blockchain technology. Both the IBM and FDA plan to explore the interchange of…

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How the Blockchain Could Have Saved 34,000 Client Data Files

Category: Business, News, Tech

How the Blockchain Could Have Saved 34,000 Client Data Files

Quest Diagnostics, a public clinical laboratory service provider with a revenue of $7.5 billion in 2015, lost 34,000 sets of valuable client information in a major hacking attack, announcing an investigation into the attack on December 12. During the data security incident, Quest Diagnostics admitted that the name, date of birth, lab results and telephone numbers of its clients were…

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Beyond Obamacare: Blockchain and the Future of Healthcare

Category: Business, Interviews, News, Tech

Beyond Obamacare: Blockchain and the Future of Healthcare

There has been much talk about the financial, quality of care and patient access issues impacting the U.S. healthcare system. Since 2010, many Americans have experienced high premium and deductible costs, fewer provider choices and other challenges associated with the enactment of the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare. This legislation has exposed massive, systematic inefficiencies in the healthcare delivery model, largely driven…

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Factom Awarded Grant From Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Interview with Peter Kirby

Category: Altcoins, Finance, Interviews, News

Factom Awarded Grant From Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Interview with Peter Kirby

Texas-based blockchain startup Factom, a company that provides businesses and governments with blockchain solutions to manage and store their data, has announced on November 18 that it will receive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help them complete work on a blockchain-based medical records initiative. With a focus on biometric verification, identity management and medical records wrapped…

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‘Blockchain Technology Has A Bright Future in Healthcare’, Tierion

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‘Blockchain Technology Has A Bright Future in Healthcare’, Tierion

The healthcare sector can gain a lot from embracing blockchain technology. Securing patient records and improving interoperability between different parts of organizations are just two possible outcomes. But a new report by Tierion goes to show there are still plenty of reasons for cautious optimism. There are opportunities abound, but the risks should not be underestimated either.   Blockchain Goes…

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