LIVE FROM HIMSS17: Catching Up Briefly with Brian Ahier at the HIMSS Conference | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology

Is Blockchain overhyped right now?

Well, it is a little bit. I mean, as Steve Posner said, the Blockchain moment for him was when someone told him that Blockchain would regrow his hair…! It doesn’t actually do that. My favorite is that Blockchain will allow you to meet beautiful women, and they will instantly fall in love with you. There are other things, though, about Blockchain, that are actually true. One example is around revenue cycle management: right now, solutions are being deployed. So I think we’re going to start to see things being deployed on the financial side, the business side, of healthcare. My favorite one is John Halamka’s whitepaper on a prototype for a Blockchain application for medication reconciliation. So, there are lots of good things happening with Blockchain despite the hype.

Source: LIVE FROM HIMSS17: Catching Up Briefly with Brian Ahier at the HIMSS Conference | Healthcare Informatics Magazine | Health IT | Information Technology

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