There are several areas of healthcare and well-being that could be enhanced using blockchain technologies. These include device tracking, clinical trials, pharmaceutical tracing, and health insurance. Within device tracking, hospitals can trace their asset within a blockchain infrastructure, including through the complete lifecycle of a device. The information gathered can then be used to improve patient safety and provide after-market analysis to improve efficiency savings. This paper outlines recent work within the areas of pharmaceutical traceability, data sharing, clinical trials, and device tracking.

Author of Publication (Name)
Liam Bell , William J Buchanan , Jonathan Cameron , Owen Lo
Authoring Organization
Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY)
Publication Date
July 9, 2018