Blockchain in Healthcare: Blockchain Reducing the Interoperability Gap (videos)

The GBA Symposium on the Future of Money, Governance & the Law included a discussion about Blockchain in Healthcare. As part of the symposium, Dr. Ann Ingraham discussed the awareness and possibilities of leveraging blockchain in healthcare to reduce the technology interoperability gap. Nationwide whole patient care coordination is hampered because of the lack of healthcare interoperability. The lack of interoperability negatively impacts the seamless flow of health information across the care continuum to the right people, at the right place, and at the right time to better inform decision-making, improve the health of the individual, community, and population, and to facilitate the Quadruple Aim.
Dr. Ann Ingraham brought awareness to the value of leveraging blockchain technology as an enabler and technical integrator to achieve the Quadruple Aim of quality care, lower per-capita cost, patient-centered care, and provider experience. Important to promote awareness and adoption of blockchain in healthcare is establishing awareness, developing a blockchain roadmap for healthcare, establishing standards, and identifying healthcare interoperability use cases.