The HIMSS18 Global Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas has wound up. In the latest issue of Healthcare IT News, Mike Miliard gives us an overview of the hot topics of the week.
Acknowledging that the post-EHR era has fully arrived, he writes, “There was the day-long Machine Learning & AI for Healthcare event and the Blockchain Forum, HIMSS VentureConnect and Rockstars of Emerging Healthcare Technology. The Innovation Live showcase in Hall G was populated with leading-edge companies touting AI, augmented reality, biometrics, IoT and much more. And far from theoretical, many of those technologies are already on the minds of leading CIOs.”
Even if you were one of the “nearly 45,000” attendees, you couldn’t have taken it all in. Here’s a good wrap-up overview of the major ideas, innovations and initiatives that are shaping healthcare today.
Near the end of last year, the Commodity Futures Trade Commission (CFTC) proposed a seemingly esoteric new rule that would define the term “actual delivery” for retail commodity transactions in virtual currency. Learn more about the CFTC’s new “functional approach” to actual delivery of virtual currency and make your opinions known to the CFTC before they define the final rule.
This new article presented by Blockchain + The Law considers the issues from a variety of perspectives, and you can comment to the CFTC before the closing date of March 20, 2018.
The U.S. leads the world in Blockchain deployments, and IBM is encouraging the U.S. government to embrace the technology for a host of benefits at a lower cost.
Just days ago, the American Express FX International Payments (FXIP) division and Ripple, an enterprise global blockchain solution company, announced a joint payment-transfer solution designed to reduce the time and cost of transfer payments to settle, providing a host of benefits for both business-to-business buyers and sellers.
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.