Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance blockchain technology, has announced that Change Healthcare has become the first healthcare organization to join at the initiative’s top membership level.
Hyperledger’s goal is to create common distributed ledger technology that enables organizations to build and run robust, industry-specific applications, platforms and hardware systems to support their individual business transactions. Since the beginning of 2016, Hyperledger, a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, has grown to more than 140 members that span various industries including finance, healthcare, the Internet of Things and Aeronautics, among several others.
In March, Nashville-based Change Healthcare and San Francisco-based McKesson announced the closing of their transaction to form a new healthcare technology company. The new company, Change Healthcare, combines substantially all of CHC’s business and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS), though the deal did not include McKesson’s Enterprise Information Solutions (EIS) business, a division that provides core hospital information systems such as Paragon.