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Healthcare Blockchain Standards Support Collaborative Development

October 02, 2018 / Elizabeth O'Dowd

Healthcare blockchain is gaining traction as health IT vendors and provider organizations look to the technology to decentralize data exchange to provide improved data protection. Understanding the healthcare blockchain standards being used in healthcare is key to developing a successful way to exchange data. The success of blockchain in healthcare depends on a standardized approach so data can be exchanged seamlessly among organizations. Coordinating workflows is a large part of the intent with blockchain so coordinating development with like-minded healthcare organizations and health IT vendors will help the industry as a whole develop a standard for secure data exchange. Hyperledger was the first health IT project to add healthcare organizations to its collaborative project. Change Healthcare was the first health IT vendor to join the project, followed by Ehave and CareiQ.