Michael Scott

Can Blockchain Solutions Disrupt the Health Insurance Market?

Two words best describe the current state of our U.S.  health insurance system: a mess.

As spiraling costs for the delivery of care continue to garner attention, many believe that insurance companies, not consumers, control the landscape.

Change Healthcare and the Fight for Blockchain Solutions

At the HLTH — The Future of Healthcare conference earlier this month in Las Vegas, banners for Change Healthcare, a firm on the cutting edge of the healthcare system’s use of distributed ledgers, were on prominent display throughout the event center.

Speaking at this event, Change’s president and CEO Neil de Crescenzo announced the company’s new partnership with Adobe and Microsoft, one that’s expected to usher in a new wave of digital healthcare advancement.

Patientory Forges a New Frontier of Health Information Access

By bringing real-world blockchain solutions to one of the biggest pain points in medical industry cost-efficiency, security and access to healthcare data, Patientory is rapidly establishing itself as a leader in the healthcare data revolution.

For Chrissa McFarlane, a series of observations from a past consulting project led her to question why health data was being approached the way it was. Encountering frustration after frustration in how patient information is accessed, she set out to find real solutions to a real-world problem that has long bedeviled the healthcare industry.

HLTH, The Future of Healthcare Event: Six Blockchain Observations

Back in 1988, as a newly minted, 21-year-old human resources professional, I attended my first American Hospital Association convention at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

The vastness of this hotel complex combined with the thousands of visitors that were in attendance made this an utterly overwhelming experience. 

Intel’s David Houlding on Blockchain Solutions for Solving Healthcare Fraud

Fraud is one of the most pernicious issues facing healthcare today.

It exists in virtually every segment of the industry, contributing significantly to care delivery costs and inefficiencies. These fraudulent activities occur in a number of different ways, including the alteration and/or deletion of healthcare records, changes made to other electronic documents and the creation of fraudulent electronic files.