Chapter Five

Blockchain applications in healthcare and the opportunities and the advancements due to the new information technology framework

Ramzi Abujamra; David Randall    American Research and Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States


The promise of blockchain extends into healthcare allowing a transformation of our current system and its use of information technology. The current use of information technology in healthcare can be advanced with blockchain. The fundamental values that blockchain will bring include decentralization due to its distributed ledger technology, interoperability and increased security and immutability. These benefits enable a healthcare system that is integrated, seamless and more secure and with an increased ...

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