US National Cancer Institute Approves A Blockchain Project To Share Data

The National Cancer Institute, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has approved a project to create a blockchain-based system to share clinical data.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will use IBM Hyperledger blockchain to share clinical data between health care providers, patients and the research community.

At present, clinical data is stored across multiple parties and managed in a fragmented manner, creating frictions in information exchange.

The blockchain-based system aims to “securely and efficiently” share healthcare data, maintaining flexibility as well as enforcing data sovereignty.

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