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Pros and Cons of Blockchain for Healthcare Startups

By Heather Munro, freelance writer focusing on emerging technology.

Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are just the tip of the innovation potential for blockchain. The promising technology, which makes data transfers transparent, makes actors verifiable and gives data owners control over how their data is used, is said to be ideal for improving interoperability and data security in healthcare.

And while digital health startups are already using the distributed ledger technology to improve consumer health, facilitate new research and securely transfer health data, blockchain isn’t necessarily the best way forward for all healthcare disruptors.

To explore the pros and cons of blockchain interoperability, read Healthcare startups: Is blockchain right for you? on MobiHealthNews.

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