US-based health insurers Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation and PNC have signed on IBM for a blockchain project to improve transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry. Health may refer to the medical state of physical, mental and social well-being. Health is defined as the ability to adapt and manage physical, mental and social challenges throughout life. An increasing number of studies and report from organizations and contexts examine the linkages between health and different health and different factors, including lifestyles, environments and health care organization.
The chain is to create for an inclusive blockchain network that can benefit multiple members of the health care ecosystem in a highly secure, shared environment all this is said in a statement of IBM. The firm added that the goal is to allow the blockchain network to enable healthcare compani9es to build, share and diffuse solutions that drive digital transformation in the industry.
“Blockchain’s has unique attributes that make it suitable for large networks to quickly exchange sensitive data in permissions, controlled and transparent way. Lori Steele said that general manager for healthcare and life sciences for IBM, in a prepared statement. “The fact behind this is that these major healthcare players have come together to collaborate indicates the value that they see in working together to explore new models that we think could drive more efficiency in the healthcare system and ultimately improve the patient experience.
At last October speaking in a conference John Halamka, M.D., CIO of Boston- based Beth Israel Deaconess System, described all about how blockchain could speed up the progress of health data exchange. IBM has been sharpening its focus on the digital-ledger technology that is called blockchain. On last year, IBM has told that it has 63 blockchain clients and is working on 400 projects with them.