Healthcare

A Top-5 US Hospital Is Exploring Blockchain for Patient Data

| Anna Baydakova

Massachusetts General, a top-five U.S. hospital, is partnering with a blockchain startup to find better ways to store and share patient data.

AT&T

AT&T Launches Blockchain Solutions Targeting Supply Chain and Healthcare

| Daniel Palmer

The world's largest telecoms firm, AT&T, has launched a suite of blockchain services targeting diverse industries.

Health technology

IBM Makes Another Blockchain Identity Play With Health Data App

| Ian Allison

IBM is working with Hu-manity.co, whose Android and IOS mobile app gives users a title of ownership, akin to a property deed, for their personal data.

Biotech Giant Plans to Securely Share Genetic Data on a Blockchain

| Wolfie Zhao

A biotech giant based in South Korea is turning to blockchain to allow it to share genetic data without risking patients' privacy.

A Solution to China’s Pharma Woes Might Be a Blockchain Away

| Muyao Shen

Could blockchain help China avoid its next vaccine scandal – or at the very least, allow for more conversation about such issues?

Deloitte: 3 out of 4 Big Companies See ‘Compelling’ Case for Blockchain

| David Floyd

Most big firms find blockchain compelling, but some of those same firms also find it overhyped, according to a new survey.

Blythe Masters: Business Blockchain Won’t Be ‘Winner-Takes-All’

| David Floyd

At the Synchronize 2018 conference in New York City, enterprise blockchains heavyweights made it clear they want to build ethereum-like platforms.

Bank of America Envisions Blockchain As Internal Ledger

| Nikhilesh De

A newly released Bank of America patent application proposes securing health records on a permissioned blockchain.

US Insurance Giants UnitedHealth and Humana Launch Blockchain Pilot

| David Floyd

Two of the nation's largest health insurers are looking to blockchain technology to reconcile data in the health care system.

Chinese Government Institute Launches Blockchain for Authentication

| Wolfie Zhao

A Chinese government-led research body has rolled out a blockchain-as-a-service platform for identity and supply-chain tracking.