Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that now supports cryptocurrencies, holds potential for supporting secure health data exchange, but it has limitations that organizations need to keep in mind, says David Houlding, director of healthcare privacy and security at Intel Health and Life Sciences.Today, the vast majority of health data “is in silos and enterprise systems, whether they are electronic health records systems, radiology or lab system databases. There’s huge untapped potential in sharing certain types of data … in a targeted … secure manner to improve the quality of care and reduce the cost of care,” he says in an interview with Information Security Media Group.

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