Blockchain could quickly become an important piece of the health data integrity and data governance puzzle, predicts Google subsidiary DeepMind.
March 15, 2017 – When healthcare experts talk about data integrity, they’re not just thinking about whether or not the original authors filled in all the fields and ticked all the boxes. They are talking about trust.
Completeness is one small piece of the trust puzzle, but accuracy, consistency and responsibility – who created it, why, when, and how – are also critical for ensuring that information is reliable and useful for decision-making.
Healthcare organizations have no other option but to ensure that their clinicians and business intelligence professionals can trust their data. After all, patient lives often hang in the balance.
While increasing interoperability and health information exchange is a large part of the battle, blockchain may turn out to be the industry’s secret weapon in the fight against untrustworthy data.