• Blockchain in Healthcare: Complex Challenges, Overshadowed by the Hype, Need to be Overcome

    07 March 2018
    By Leo Carpio, Independent Healthcare Consultant and Kirill Timofeev, Software Project Manager

    Blockchain in Healthcare Complex Challenges (1)

    Blockchain technology, the platform underpinning cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has been touted as the “magic bullet” to solve the healthcare industry’s data interoperability and security issues and, possibly, usher in a new era of personalized medicine and scientific research. Overshadowed by the hype are the complexity and challenges involved in funding, implementing, and administrating a healthcare blockchain ecosystem. We spoke with Kirill Timofeev, DataArt’s Senior Project Manager and Lead Blockchain Expert, who provided valuable insights into the issues faced by the healthcare industry in adopting blockchain technology. Despite the uncertainty, the healthcare industry will continue to move forward with blockchain adoption.

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