Reformer thoughts: blockchain in the NHS

Document type
Discussion paper
Author(s)
Farhan, Imogen
Publisher
Reform
Date of publication
24 December 2018
Subject(s)
Health Services, Social Policy
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This Reformer Thoughts brings together optimists and sceptics to discuss the potential for distributed ledger technology (DLT) in healthcare. DLT may not be a cure-all for the epidemic of data fragmentation across the NHS but, if used effectively, opens up opportunities to expand our knowledge of human biology, give doctors a fuller picture of a patient’s condition, and empower patients to make decisions about their healthcare.

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