04-Jun-18, Techwire Asia

The blockchain revolution seems to be making its way into almost every industry right now, and healthcare is not exempt.

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A study from IBM found that 16 percent of surveyed healthcare executives reported having solid plans to implement a blockchain solution in 2018, while 56 percent expect to by 2020.

In Korea, many healthcare companies, tech innovators, and others in the industry are tinkering with the possibilities of blockchain and the problems it could solve. 

Companies such as Cube Medical are seeking to improve electronic medical records and enable patients’ records to be assessed securely by any provider who needs it.

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