First Healthcare Blockchain Claims Management Solution Released – HIT Infrastructure

By Elizabeth O’Dowd    January 9, 2018

Healthcare blockchain is becoming a reality as Change Healthcare releases its blockchain claims management solution.

Change Healthcare announced the general availability of its healthcare blockchain solution for claims management to deliver transparent claim lifecycles.

The new healthcare blockchain release aims to introduce blockchain into the healthcare industry and increase trust by enabling greater auditability and traceability. This will also create a more secure and manageable revenue cycle management process.

Change Healthcare previously announced the launch of its Intelligent Healthcare Network back in September, with the intention of a full-scale rollout by the end of 2017.

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PressCoin To Rejuvenate Journalism With Decentralized Platform – CryptoCoinsNews (Press Release)

By Lester Coleman    December 13, 2017

The quality of journalism has reached an all-time low, increasing political polarization and placing democracy itself at risk.

The established news media, including Internet-based players such as Facebook, cannot steer clear of political and corporate influence, and the public knows it.

The only way to alleviate the bias is to remove the reliance of news on advertising revenues.

The solution is a more decentralized media where many opinions are accessible and complex subjects are organized into subtopics and navigable. Blockchain technology provides the foundation for such a decentralized platform.

PressCoin, a new cryptocurrency, uses blockchain technology to support large scale collaboration for journalism, elections monitoring and citizen action networks.

PressCoin is built on Quintype, a cloud-based technology that creates data-driven, real-time and intelligent omnichannel experiences. The technology provides the foundation for PressCoin’s new news services.

By partnering with CointypeX, PressCoin will operate with other cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies, providing a bridge between its independent publisher crypto-economy and the rest of the world.

CointypeX will enable PressCoin NEWS token conversion into all fiat currencies by means of a regulator compliant live Know Your Customer process. Investors will be able to buy PressCoin tokens using existing channels such as credit cards, debit cards, wire transfers, EFT, etc. Existing cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin are also accepted.

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Nokia look at how blockchain will transform the management of health data – Healthcare Global

By Catherine Rowell    December 11, 2017

In a bid to give patients greater control over the management of their healthcare, Nokia are looking at ways in which blockchain can make this a reality. A recent blog has highlighted the company’s ambitions to bring a multitude of advantages to patients and provide a system which is not only secure, but enable the development of a new global healthcare platform, transforming the traditional industry.

Undertaking a pilot with Finnish company OP Financial Group, Nokia will work “to explore new opportunities in the rising field of Digital Health, with the aim of giving people more control over their personal health data – how it is shared, who can access it, and how it can be used – with a focus on privacy and security offered by blockchain technologies.”

Similarly to platforms such as WhatsApp, the technology will have encryption embedded to enable enhanced security, and guarantee that the information which is being received is from an authenticated device.

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CBH Group, AgriDigital Complete Grain Industry Blockchain Pilot – BlockTribune

By David Pimentel    November 22, 2017

Australian grain exporter CBH Group and Sydney-based startup AgriDigital have successfully completed a blockchain pilot in Australia’s grain industry.

CBH’s partnership with AgriDigital was first announced in August of this year. Both companies worked together to determine whether blockchain technology was appropriate to monitor niche products, such as organic grains, or the whole grain crop. In addition to settling origin and quality assurance issues, the companies was also investigating how the technology can manage title matching and payment transfer.

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Healthcare Blockchain Puts Patients in Control of EHRs – HIT Infrastructure

Healthcare blockchain continues to emerge as organizations look for efficient infrastructure solutions for value-based care.

By Elizabeth O’Dowd    October 26, 2017

Organizations are exploring the possibilities of healthcare blockchain to more securely exchange data and help solve interoperability issues among disparate EHR systems. More vendors are developing solutions for blockchain in healthcare as more entities express interest in the technology.

MintHealth announced the development of its personal health record (PHR) built on blockchain technology. The solution aims to empower patients to be in control of their own medical records and as a result, create more awareness of chronic medical conditions so patients can be proactive about their healthcare.

MintHealth is currently in its first phase of deployment and will be making its platform available to payers to help them engage with patients suffering with chronic conditions.

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Streamr, the Decentralized Real-Time Data Economy, Joins the Trusted IoT Alliance – Blockchain News

By Richard Kastelein    October 10, 2017

Streamr, the decentralized peer-to-peer data sharing protocol, today announced that it has joined the Trusted IoT Alliance, an open source software consortium which aims to create a secure, scalable, interoperable, and trusted IoT ecosystem. Founded by industry leaders such as Bosch, BNY Mellon, Cisco, Gemalto, and U.S. Bank, the consortium seeks to standardize an open source Blockchain protocol to support IoT technology in major industries worldwide.

Streamr CEO and Co-founder Henri Pihkala said:

“The exponential growth of IoT and the ubiquity of connected devices brings unparalleled value to data, fully transforming the service sector, the supply chain and in turn the modern economy. Yet the rapid nature of that technological evolution has come at the cost of our security and freedom, a cost that has not gone unnoticed by industry leaders.”

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Tech titan Oracle launches enterprise-grade blockchain cloud service – EconoTimes

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:27 AM UTC

Multinational computer technology giant Oracle has announced the launch of Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service – an advanced, enterprise-grade distributed ledger cloud platform with industry-leading resiliency, scalability, and security.

Part of Oracle Cloud Platform, the blockchain cloud service is fully managed by Oracle and provides customers rapid provisioning and simplified operations with built-in monitoring, continuous backup, and point-in-time recovery. It would help customers increase business velocity, create new revenue streams, and reduce cost and risk by securely extending ERP, supply chain, and other enterprise SaaS and on-premises applications to drive tamper-resistant transactions on a trusted business network.

“Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service provides enterprise-grade blockchain capabilities and is able to accelerate innovation for on-premises ERP and cloud-based SaaS and PaaS customers. Enterprises can now streamline operations across their ecosystem and expand their market reach with new revenue streams, sharing data and transacting within and outside the Oracle Cloud,” said Amit Zavery, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud Platform.

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