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Blockchain and its implementation in the health field: authentication and management of information

Jornada blockchainCostaisa attended a technical workshop on Blockchain and its implementation in the health field that was organised by the Catalan Association of Digital Healthcare and UNITTS yesterday evening at the headquarters of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Health of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands.

Blockchain is set to become a key component of future information systems. It is a distributed database made up of chains of blocks that are interconnected by timestamps and configured to prevent modification once the data has been released.

The workshop included a presentation on the current extent of roll-out, as well as information on its possible uses within the health field. These uses focus primarily on security regarding the medical history privacy of every individual and the communication and exchange of documents between care providers and insurance companies.