Blockchain for Digital Health: Prospects and Challenges

N. Evangelatos*, V. Ozdemir, A. Brand

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Abstract

An open distributed ledger system, blockchain records digital transactions and offers the potential to disruptively transform the way we conduct biomedical research, provide health care, and perform economic transactions. This expert review provides the overarching background, key definitions, prospects and socio-technical challenges at the intersection of blockchain and digital health. In addition, we discuss the tenets of next-generation technology policy for blockchain, drawing from the field of responsible innovation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalOMICS-a journal of Integrative Biology
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020

Keywords

  • blockchain
  • digital health
  • emerging technology governance
  • technology and society
  • critical policy studies
  • responsible innovation

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