The Linux-led Hyperledger project today took several new steps toward its goal of creating enterprise-grade blockchain solutions for enterprise.
The moves come just months after Change Healthcare merged with the IT unit of the McKesson Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 pharmaceuticals firm. Further, the new frameworks join Hyperledger Fabric, developed by IBM, as the only graduates to reach active status at the consortium.
Hyperledger, an open-source consortium effort, began exploring healthcare applications not long after its formation in late 2015, tapping members such as managed care consortium Kaiser Permanente and blockchain startups like Gem and Hashed Health to form a working group focused on the industry last October.
According to Change Healthcare, the focus on technology solutions for the healthcare space factored into the decision to link up with Hyperledger.
Aaron Symanski, the firm's CTO, said in a statement:
As part of its entry to the consortium, Symanski will take a seat on its governing board.
"Their expertise and global reach is sure to be a huge asset as we continue to bring the community together to advance open blockchain tools and services for healthcare and various other industries," said Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger’s executive director.
Reporting contributed by Michael del Castillo.
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