Blockchain use cases could show concrete benefits in 2019

There’s been a lot of hype about blockchain, but now there are potential use cases on the horizon this year, says John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For example, the Synaptic Health Alliance will enable payers to put verified provider demographic data so it can be widely accessed; blockchain as an API can help ensure data integrity in records; and to assist the consent process to share data.