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Application Security

9/5/2018
08:00 PM

7 Ways Blockchain is Being Used for Security

Blockchain is being used as a security tool. If you haven't thought about adopting it, you might want to reconsider your take.
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A Special Case: Healthcare
Healthcare records are among the most sensitive stores of personal information because of both the nature and quantity of data stored within them. For this reason, security professionals are looking at blockchain technology as a way of securing these highly sensitive electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR).
At least one company, MedicalChain, has already begun pilot programs to use blockchain as a technology for storing EHR. In the MedicalChain model, a blockchain would server as the architecture for a health information exchange, in which the patient records could be stored once and accessed by all of their medical practitioners. Adding a practice would be also simple as adding a node to the chain, with all accesses recorded and verified as with any other node.
Earlier this year, MedicalChain announced that the Mayo Clinic had begun exploring distributed ledger options with the company. As major players such as the Mayo Clinic move forward with trials, history indicates that other organizations will begin their own trials into the expanded use of blockchain technologies to secure electronic records.
(Image: Sergey Nivens VIA SHUTTERSTOCK)

A Special Case: Healthcare

Healthcare records are among the most sensitive stores of personal information because of both the nature and quantity of data stored within them. For this reason, security professionals are looking at blockchain technology as a way of securing these highly sensitive electronic medical records (EMR) and electronic health records (EHR).

At least one company, MedicalChain, has already begun pilot programs to use blockchain as a technology for storing EHR. In the MedicalChain model, a blockchain would server as the architecture for a health information exchange, in which the patient records could be stored once and accessed by all of their medical practitioners. Adding a practice would be also simple as adding a node to the chain, with all accesses recorded and verified as with any other node.

Earlier this year, MedicalChain announced that the Mayo Clinic had begun exploring distributed ledger options with the company. As major players such as the Mayo Clinic move forward with trials, history indicates that other organizations will begin their own trials into the expanded use of blockchain technologies to secure electronic records.

(Image: Sergey Nivens VIA SHUTTERSTOCK)

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