DOTmed Home MRI Oncology Ultrasound Molecular Imaging X-Ray Cardiology Health IT Business Affairs
News Home Parts & Service Operating Room CT Women's Health Proton Therapy Endoscopy HTMs Mobile Imaging
SEARCH
Current Location:
>
> This Story


Log in or Register to rate this News Story
Forward Printable StoryPrint Comment

 

 

Health IT Homepage

Guerbet teams with Imalogix to enhance dose management Utilizes Imalogix's AI-based process and workflow solutions

Healthix adopts Verato solution for patient matching, waives HIE connection fee Largest public health information exchange in the US

Tech giants sign on to interoperability pledge Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and Salesforce agree to common interest

Research team uncovers 20 security flaws in widely used EHR software Left data of millions worldwide vulnerable to various cyberattacks

Bringing a higher standard to standardization at AAMI Saved Care New England over $650,000, continuing standardization there

REAL Radiology acquires Argus Radiology Consultants Aligns two 100 percent radiologist owned-and-operated organizations

Daphne Jones AMN Healthcare Board appoints new independent director

Value-based care is here: How health IT can help Identify the gaps in your data and analytics and begin to raise the bar

Varian to acquire humediQ Global Bringing IDENTIFY automated workflow solution to surface-guided radiation therapy

Brian Tyler McKesson appoints president and chief operating officer

Change Healthcare launching enterprise-scale blockchain solution

by Thomas Dworetzky , Contributing Reporter
Change Healthcare has launched what it calls the “first blockchain solution for enterprise-scale use in health care.”

“We are excited to work alongside our customers and partners to make blockchain real in health care,” said Neil de Crescenzo, CEO of Change Healthcare. “As today’s health care system becomes more value-based, it’s essential that we aggressively and pervasively introduce new technologies into health care at scale —whether they leverage blockchain, artificial intelligence, or other emerging capabilities with the potential to improve outcomes and efficiencies. We are initially introducing blockchain technology to create a distributed ledger that makes claims processing and secure payment transactions work more efficiently and cost-effectively for all health care stakeholders.”

Story Continues Below Advertisement

THE (LEADER) IN MEDICAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGY SINCE 1982. SALES-SERVICE-REPAIR

Special-Pricing Available on Medical Displays, Patient Monitors, Recorders, Printers, Media, Ultrasound Machines, and Cameras.This includes Top Brands such as SONY, BARCO, NDS, NEC, LG, EDAN, EIZO, ELO, FSN, PANASONIC, MITSUBISHI, OLYMPUS, & WIDE.



The plan is to allow payers and providers to boost revenue cycle efficiency, improve real-time analytics, cut costs, and create innovative new services.

The health care IT firm's Intelligent Healthcare Network handles 12 billion health care transactions worth over $2 trillion in claims yearly.

De Crescenzo announced the news at his keynote address at the Distributed: Health 2017 conference today in Nashville, Tenn.

The company will work with other groups such as the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project “to make the benefits of blockchain technology broadly available and develop additional, advanced use cases.”

Plans call for the Intelligent Healthcare Network to support blockchain transactions by the end of 2017, using Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, an open source blockchain framework and one of the Hyperledger projects hosted by the Linux Foundation.

“Change Healthcare is uniquely positioned to lead blockchain innovation for health care, and we are excited to participate in this transformative undertaking with them,” said Brian Behlendorf, executive director, Hyperledger in the statement. “With its security, transparency of transactions, and ability for all stakeholders to access the same information, blockchain technology has potential to increase payment accuracy and revenue velocity, which will benefit payers, providers, and consumers themselves.”

In January, blockchain technology hit the headlines when IBM and the FDA agreed to collaborate on a plan to bring the approach to health care.

"The health care industry is undergoing significant changes due to the vast amounts of disparate data being generated,” Shahram Ebadollahi, vice president for innovations and chief science officer, IBM Watson Health, said in a statement, adding, “blockchain technology provides a highly secure, decentralized framework for data sharing that will accelerate innovation throughout the industry."

The initial focus of that initiative will be on oncology-related data.

Blockchain technology, devised by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008, is most famously associated with bitcoin currency. Blockchains are databases that are distributed over a globally-decentralized network of computers, in which encrypted records (blocks) are linked and time-stamped.

Blockchains are very secure because they can't be altered once recorded.

Health IT Homepage


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Comment

Advertise
Increase Your
Brand Awareness
Auctions + Private Sales
Get The
Best Price
Buy Equipment/Parts
Find The
Lowest Price
Daily News
Read The
Latest News
Directory
Browse All
DOTmed Users
Ethics on DOTmed
View Our
Ethics Program
Gold Parts Vendor Program
Receive PH
Requests
Gold Service Dealer Program
Receive RFP/PS
Requests
Healthcare Providers
See all
HCP Tools
Jobs/Training
Find/Fill
A Job
Parts Hunter +EasyPay
Get Parts
Quotes
Recently Certified
View Recently
Certified Users
Recently Rated
View Recently
Certified Users
Rental Central
Rent Equipment
For Less
Sell Equipment/Parts
Get The
Most Money
Service Technicians Forum
Find Help
And Advice
Simple RFP
Get Equipment
Quotes
Virtual Trade Show
Find Service
For Equipment
Access and use of this site is subject to the terms and conditions of our LEGAL NOTICE & PRIVACY NOTICE
Property of and Proprietary to DOTmed.com, Inc. Copyright ©2001-2018 DOTmed.com, Inc.
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED