Taking a bold move to improve healthcare patient outcomes, MintHealth announced the launch of a blockchain-powered personalized health record (PHR). The company will incent patients to actively use its new platform by rewarding healthy behaviors with cryptocurrency tokens that patients can use toward their healthcare costs.
During a recent Milwaukee Blockchain Conference at Marquette University, speakers discussed their ideas on the rapid adoption of the technology among a mixed financial and technical audience.
IBM Watson Health has signed an agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research the benefits of blockchain and artificial intelligence, or as one spokesman called it, “augmented intelligence,” with the goal of improving healthcare delivery.
Gartner has released an interesting research report, “Top Strategic Predictions for 2018 and Beyond: Pace Yourself, for Sanity’s Sake.” It focuses on new technologies – from artificial intelligence to chat bots, Internet of Things, and blockchain – in addition to ways of engaging employees and customers.
Blockchain technology changes how parties exchange value, and it has practical, efficient, secure benefits for practically every type of industry. This short blog describes its basic benefits in easy-to-understand language.
Accenture recently surveyed aerospace and defense executives on emerging technologies they are considering or adopting. They tended to regard blockchain as one of the top emerging technologies that can support greater industry growth and efficiency on many levels. This series of info pieces from Accenture includes a cool interactive blockchain game to demonstrate its potential in commercial aviation.
The U.S. Government blockchain trade mission was a week-long event in the United Arab Emirates, custom curated by the Chamber of Digital Commerce with support from the Department of Commerce and the Embassy of the UAE. The trade mission included a series of private meetings, briefings and engagements with government officials and UAE-based businesses to promote the growth of U.S. business and blockchain in the UAE.
The Trump administration is showing a keen interest in blockchain as a technology with the potential to streamline U.S. government operations.
Blockchain technology has immense potential to streamline business transactions and processes, but the technology isn’t devoid of limitations, according to Pramod Achanta, partner, financial services blockchain practice leader at IBM North America. Achanta spoke with SearchCIO at the recent Fusion CEO-CIO Symposium, produced by WTN Media. In this video, Achanta enumerates the myths, benefits and challenges associated with implementing blockchain technology. He also offers pointers on how to find the right use cases for the evolving technology and explains how blockchain can complement cybersecurity.
Medici Ventures, the blockchain technology arm of online retailer Overstock.com, has added bitcoin consumer financial service platform Ripio to its portfolio of strategic blockchain-focused investments through participation in Ripio’s Series A financing. In addition to Medici Ventures’ equity position, the blockchain-focused subsidiary of Overstock.com will take an observer’s seat in Ripio’s board of directors meetings.