Blockchain is coming to health care
Abstract: Many are proclaiming blockchain technology the “next big thing” in a wide range of industries. Whether blockchain can live up to its reputation remains to be seen, but experts agree it has the potential to bring significant positive change to health care. This article explains what blockchain is and how it can be helpful in a medical context to make patient records more accessible, maintain data security and share clinical trial data, among other things. A sidebar notes some potential hurdles to using blockchain in a health care setting.