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EC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2018 Nov;6(11):910-911. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Will Blockchain Technology Transform Healthcare and Biomedical Sciences?

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Neurochemistry Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA, USA.

Abstract

With the rise of technology, modern healthcare and biomedical sciences have largely shifted their content to cyberspace. This raises the challenges of accessibility and security of such data, and the solution may lie in a recent technology called blockchain. Blockchain is a public transaction ledger that offers two unique capabilities, immutability and decentralization of data, that make it stand out as an unparalleled technology in the spheres of healthcare and biomedicine.

KEYWORDS:

Biomedicine; Blockchain; Data Accessibility; Data Security; Healthcare

PMID:
31460519
PMCID:
PMC6711478

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