Blockchain faces tough roadblocks in healthcare | Healthcare IT News

Deeply entrenched business models, implementation costs, regulations and technical challenges all stand between healthcare organizations and secure, interoperable health data.

While blockchain brings considerable hope — and a hearty dose of hype — it faces a series of obstacles that healthcare organizations must overcome before it gains widespread implementation.

For starters, the industry so infamously slow to adopt technology may not be ready, from either a workflow or regulatory point of view, for the changes some say blockchain could bring.

Healthcare has some well-entrenched and very complex ways of managing data, said Sharon Klein, a partner in Pepper Hamilton’s health sciences department and chair of its privacy, security and data protection practice.

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