Lipscomb University has partnered with Hashed Health to give students a chance to delve into research on potential health care uses for blockchain, best known for being the technology behind Bitcoin.
The partnership will connect professors, residents and graduate students at the College of Pharmacy to the corners of Nashville’s health care IT community that’s exploring ways to upend the big data and the exchange of information with blockchain.
“It’s still in its infancy, but you’ve got pockets of experts who are innovating,” said Beth Breeden, chair of Lipscomb’s health care informatics department.
Blockchain is a distributed database that records transactions that is captivating a small, but growing, number of health care professionals. Corey Todaro, chief operating officer of Hashed Health, described the technology as “the bleeding edge” of health care IT.