Healthcare consortium to apply blockchain technology to tackle provider data concerns

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Five major US healthcare organisations are turning to blockchain technology to deal with concerns related to provider data. The new healthcare consortium, comprised of Humana, MultiPlan, Optum, Quest Diagnostics and UnitedHealthcare, will launch a collaborative pilot programme that will use blockchain technology to enhance the quality of data and diminish administrative expenses related with changes to healthcare provider demographic data. The new programme will evaluate how the technology...

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