As blockchain continues to surge in popularity, experts continue to consider its possible applications in the U.S. health care sector.
Deloitte’s Greg Reh looks at some of the potential uses the rising tech could bring with it an article published Friday.
“While health care might be a step or two behind other sectors, there is interest,” he writes. “In a survey last fall, about 70 percent of health plan and health system IT executives said blockchain holds significant promise for health care interoperability.”
Below are five areas in which blockchain could serve as a major boon, according to Reh:
- Supply chains;
- Clinical trials;
- Provider directory management;
- Patient records; and
- Insurance coverage, preauthorization, and claims adjudication.
To read Reh’s breakdown of each area, click here.