Recently published in Healthcare Informatics, A new report from Deloitte found that the healthcare and life sciences industries have the most aggressive blockchain deployment plans of any sector, with 35 percent of surveyed respondents saying that their company plans to deploy the technology in production within the next calendar year.
According to the survey, blockchain technology—most commonly associated with digital currency and is a data structure that can be timed-stamped and signed using a private key to prevent tampering—is emerging as a key business focus for U.S. companies in many industries. As previously reported by Healthcare Informatics, applied to healthcare, it would offer the potential of a shared platform that decentralizes health data without compromising the security of sensitive information. This model could lift the costly burden of maintaining patient’s medical histories away from the hospitals.
But understanding of the technology is uneven, according to the Deloitte survey. For the research, Deloitte conducted an anonymous online survey of 308 blockchain-knowledgeable senior executives at organizations with $500 million or more in annual revenue, designed to better understand the corporate sentiment and activities surrounding blockchain technology.
Follow the link below to learn more about this survey:
Healthcare Informatics – Deloitte: Healthcare Industry Has Most Aggressive Plans in Place for Blockchain