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Blockchain application still in nascent stages for healthcare, report finds

Dive Brief: Blockchain holds huge potential in healthcare from increasing work efficiencies to secure data sharing, interoperability and improved patient outcomes, but few use cases have been proven and challenges remain, according to a new CB Insights report. The paper looks at stakeholder interest, scalability issues and necessary safeguards to see where blockchain will likely… Read More »

Variety of healthcare entities see a bright future for AI

A survey of 500 senior healthcare executives by Optum reveals optimism on the promise of artificial intelligence, offset by the work needed to achieve results. Participating vice presidents and C-level executives that included CEO, COO, CFO, CTO and CMOs represented hospitals, clinics and delivery systems, life sciences organizations, health insurers and employers. Nearly all the… Read More »

Healthcare price growth significantly outpaces inflation

Healthcare prices continue to rise across the country, according to a new study. Over a five-year period, healthcare prices increased in 111 out of 112 metro areas analyzed by the Health Care Cost Institute. The outlier was Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C., where prices dropped 5% from 2012 to 2016, HCCI’s analysis of 1.78 billion commercial health… Read More »