Providence St. Joseph Health acquires blockchain-enabled revenue cycle solution Lumedic
This is the second blockchain in healthcare acquisition I'm aware of after EMIS acquired Dovetail
.Molecule, a "software platform to accelerate innovation in the pharmaceutical industry," has launched
Molecule uses curation markets
to distribute and crowdsource intellectual property. The hope is that this can help researchers access liquidity by creating new markets for IP and let anyone - whether scientists, investors, patients, corporations, governments, or otherwise interested bystanders, signal their support by buying into the development of specific drugs.
In a blog post
they state they're looking to closely work with the Open Source Pharma movement. They also signal their desire to integrate with other emerging projects in the crypto-space like Ocean (data marketplaces), Aragon (governance), stablecoins, decentralized finance, etc.
This is an exciting use of tokens! Molecule uses novel economic mechanisms to coordinate disparate parties, iron out information asymmetries, and align otherwise unaligned incentives. Molecule's system theoretically only works with tokens. The incentives break down if you replace their tokens with dollars. That's a good test for us to use to evaluate other token use cases in the space.
Definitely a project to watch.A recap of the HIMSS Blockchain Symposium
Sean Manion reviews the first 9 chapters of the HIMSS Blockchain in Healthcare Book
Bitfury, Partners With MDW To Develop A Blockchain-based Medical Imaging System
An interesting partnership that has me scratching my head. Bitfury is most well known for their role in mining, and although they have some software solutions, certainly none of them involve healthcare.
A look at Change Healthcare and how they are using blockchain technology in their claims data
IBM's Health Utility Network expands with Cigna and Sentara Healthcare but has yet to announce their use case
Further adoption of blockchains in supply chains across the world