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The Use of Blockchain in Healthcare
The Use of Blockchain in Healthcare
Who it's for:
Health information management professionals and anyone interested in the applications of blockchain technology.

The Use of Blockchain in Healthcare

Release Date: 07/15/2021

Healthcare is a large and heavily regulated industry. US and EU privacy and security laws require healthcare organizations to protect personal information and can levy fines for data breaches. The value of healthcare data, paired with these regulations and other international laws that govern the storage of data in the cloud, has motivated healthcare organizations to look at using blockchain in order to secure data. By using blockchain, organizations may be able to efficiently share healthcare data while ensuring patient privacy and data security at the same time.

This research paper by the Health Information Management Working Group investigates current blockchain use cases in the medical field and the impact they may have. It begins with a description of blockchain technology and then discusses the benefits of using blockchain in healthcare, such as increasing the security of telehealth systems. After the presentation of several case studies, this document concludes with a discussion on the ways blockchain technology could be used in healthcare in the future.

Key Takeaways:
  • What distributed ledger technologies, blockchain, and smart contracts are
  • How blockchain helps with medical research projects
  • How blockchain increases the traceability of the medical supply chain
  • How blockchain can transform billing processing, medical coding, facility and energy management, and telehealth
  • How blockchain can provide increased control and access for the individual patient
  • What the security issues of blockchain are, and how to address them

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Michael Roza
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Michael Roza

Risk, Audit, Control and Compliance Professional

Since 2012 Michael has contributed to over 85 CSA projects completed by CSA's Internet of Things, Zero Trust/Software-Defined Perimeter, Top Threats, Cloud Control Matrix, Containers/Microservices, DevSecOps, and other working groups. He has also served as co-chair of CSA's Enterprise Architecture, Top Threats, and Security-as-a-Service working groups while also serving as the Standards Liaison Officer for IoT, ICS, EA, SECaaS, and Cloud Key M...

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Hillary Baron
Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

Hillary Baron

Senior Technical Director - Research, CSA

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Vincent Campitelli

After retiring from McKesson Corporation in 2016, Vince joined the Office of the President within the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA). Serving as an Enterprise Security Specialist, Vince supports the vast membership base of CSA in consuming and leveraging the numerous services, tools and expanding scope of research devoted to Cloud Computing. With his background in both the healthcare and financial service industries, Vince actively works wit...

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Alex Kaluza
Research Analyst, CSA

Alex Kaluza

Research Analyst, CSA

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Ashish Mehta
Cybersecurity - Sr. Risk Manager & Security Architect

Ashish Mehta

Cybersecurity - Sr. Risk Manager & Security Architect

Ashish Mehta has extensive experience in cybersecurity, blockchain, web development, IT management, financial markets, and the energy industry.

He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Blockchain Working Group and is a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Quantum-Safe Security Leadership Teams at the Cloud Security Alliance. In that capacity, he is responsible for pushing their multiple research efforts as well as coordinating with ...

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