Blockchain makes medical data more secure
Jonas Lundqvist, CEO at Haidrun, looks at how a blockchain-powered digital healthcare ecosystem can increase the security and privacy of data.
GP practice opens doors to cryptocurrency payments with Medicalchain
Patients at The Groves Medical Centre now have the ability to pay for private services using a form of cryptocurrency called ‘MedTokens’.
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Has blockchain’s time come in health and social care?
The Emperor’s New Clothes, a genuinely transformative breakthrough, or something in between? Gareth Baxendale considers the blockchain, and the potential it may or may not have to transform healthcare.
Blockchain-enabled telemedicine service to be piloted with London patients
MyClinic, which allows users to attend video consultations with a GP and pay for them using cryptocurrency, will be piloted with patients registered at the Groves Medical Centre in New Malden from July, before launching to the general public later in 2018.
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Patients Know Best joins forces with blockchain company for virtual shared record
An online patient portal software company has partnered up with blockchain company to provide a virtual shared medical record to diabetic patients in Bury.
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Connected Health Cities creates blockchain patient consent model
Connected Health Cities has produced a prototype that uses bitcoin technology to create a patient consent model which gives specific permissions.
Most read Digital Health features and columns, 2016
Digital Health readers wanted to know how trusts had really got on with high-profile deployments in 2016; while communicating with patients, consent and blockchain were the subjects on the minds of columnists.
Ewan Davis: working on the (block)chain gang
Some blockchain techs have great potential in healthcare. But the NHS needs to think carefully about which techs are useful and which are just hype.
Bitcoin tech applied to clinical trial documents
The blockchain technology that underpins the virtual currency Bitcoin has been applied to clinical trial documents, to see if it can stop them being altered to make it look as if medicines are more effective than they are.
Industry view: Does blockchain have a role in digital health?
Aridhia’s chief technology officer, Rodrigo Barnes, explains how the blockchain technology that underpins Bitcoin is being explored for other transactions – and wonders if it might have a role in healthcare.
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