John D. Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and dean of technology for Harvard Medical School, both in Boston, discussed his thoughts on how blockchain will be used in the healthcare industry during an April 4 interview with athenaInsight. Here are four thoughts he shared during the interview.

1. On being realistic about blockchain in healthcare.

“I’m now the editor-in-chief of a new journal, Blockchain in Healthcare Today,” he said. “In my editorial in the premiere issue, I say, ‘Let’s be really careful when we use the term ‘blockchain’ in healthcare.

Because it’s not going to save us all. But there are a number of use cases where it’s actually very helpful.'” 2.

On one pragmatic entry point for blockchain. “On occasion, physicians are sued for malpractice. Read more from beckershospitalreview.com…

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