Enterprise Blockchain Use Cases - Healthcare Industry

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Comprehensive coverage of blockchain action taking place in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry. Blockchain Projects, use cases, consortia, enterprises involved, executive decision makers, and benefits of blockchain adoption.

Blockchain Use Cases

Enterprises from the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries as well as several government departments responsible for healthcare have been very proactive in embracing the blockchain technology. These organizations are testing the blockchain technology for 14 different use cases including, patient data management, medical license management, staff identity management, and health insurance claim adjudication, among others.

There are more than 65 enterprise blockchain projects underway across the globe. The adoption is well-spread among different categories – healthcare providers, pharmaceutical companies, government departments and agencies, NGOs, drug and distributions companies.

Blockchain Projects

Countries where Blockchain Projects are Underway

The adoption of this technology within the healthcare sector is widespread in terms of countries where the projects are underway, however, the concentration of these projects high in the developed world, especially in the United States. 

These projects are being executed by a mix of large system integrators, specialist blockchain vendors, consulting companies and in-house research teams at insurance companies. There is no clear template for engaging blockchain vendors yet, and different enterprises are using different combinations of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) providers, customized application developers, distributed application platforms (dApps), and inhouse IT teams.

Blockchain Technology and Consulting Vendors

Enterprises Involved in Blockchain Projects

More than 85 enterprises, government organizations, and regulators have come forward to test this new technology. Some of the key industry stakeholders involved in these projects include government department and healthcare agencies, hospitals, academic research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and drug distribution companies, among others.

These enterprise blockchain projects are helmed by senior executives that include a combination of business and technology decision-makers from enterprises as well as technology and consulting solution providers. Some of these executives include CEOs, Chief Health Officers, Chief Digital Officers,  Managing Directors, Presidents, and Chairmen, among others.

Senior Decision Makers

Blockchain Consortia

The urgency for blockchain adoption, within the healthcare industry can also be underlined by the fact that four industry consortia have already been formed by industry participants, which also includes regulators. The formation of consortia will lead to faster and wider implementation of the use cases.

Select Enterprise Projects/ Blockchain Use Cases

Blockchain Consortium Profiles – Healthcare Consortium – HLT011

Consortium ID: HLT011Consortium Name: Coalesce Health AllianceMajor Enterprise/ Organization: Express Scripts, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), HealthNow, PNC Bank, Aetna, Anthem and Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc.Vendors:...

Blockchain Consortium Profiles – Healthcare Consortium – HLT010

Consortium ID: HLT010Consortium Name: Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) ConsortiumMajor Enterprise/ Organization: UCB, Novartis, Abbvie, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Johnson&Johnson, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer, SanofiVendors: In-housePlatform: NAIndustry: HealthcareMajor Use...

Blockchain Consortium Profiles – Healthcare Consortium – HLT009

Consortium ID: HLT009Consortium Name: PhUSE ConsortiumMajor Enterprise/ Organization: UCB, Biogen, Mediasafe, Medicalchain, GCE Solutions, FDA, Pharmaceutical Society, Embleema, 23Consuslting, Merck KGaA, NNIT, Coverus, Consilx, Covance, Highbury Regulatory Science...

Blockchain Consortium Profiles – Healthcare Consortium – HLT002

Consortium ID: HLT002Consortium Name: Hashed Health ConsortiumMajor Enterprise/ Organization: Martin Ventures, Change Healthcare, Lipscomb University’s College of PharmacyVendors: AccenturePlatform: NAIndustry: HealthcareMajor Use Case(s): Digital Healthcare...

Blockchain Consortium Profiles – Healthcare Consortium – HLT005

Consortium ID: HLT005Consortium Name: ProCredEx and Hashed Health ConsortiumMajor Enterprise/ Organization: National Government Services, Spectrum Health, WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Accenture, and The Hardenbergh GroupVendors: ProCredEx, Hashed HealthPlatform:...

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