Could the blockchain be the salvation of the pharmaceutical industry?

This article was originally published on The Conversation.   Currently 53% of the population doesn’t trust the pharmaceutical industry. Most of this mistrust is caused by the numerous scandals that have hit the industry in recent years, often related to controversial clinical-trial practices, data misuse or hidden secondary effects for commercialised drugs. Overall, patients have[…]

La Blockchain à la rescousse de l’industrie pharmaceutique

This article was originally published on La Tribune.   Comment une technologie née de la finance – la blockchain – peut aider l’industrie pharmaceutique à réaliser des essais cliniques protecteurs des patients. Quelque 53 % de la population mondiale ne fait pas confiance à l’industrie pharmaceutique. Cette méfiance s’explique pour une grande partie par les nombreux scandales qui ont[…]

Blockchain in Healthcare: Where is the business value?

This article was originally published on 23 Consulting.   When looking at distributed ledger technologies, there are usually two types of use cases: the ones that optimize and improve existing systems and processes and the ones that create entirely new economic models. Both scenarios can bring value and opportunities to healthcare business if pain points are[…]

Why is Health data so valuable and How can Blockchain help secure it?

This article was originally published on 23 Consulting.   For many years, it seemed obvious that protecting and insuring the integrity of patient data required the use of centralized systems. Such systems do offer a certain degree of control over the use of the information but they also represent a single point of failure that is[…]

Blockchain in Healthcare: Where are we and What to expect next?

This article was originally published on 23 Consulting.   BLOCKCHAIN FOR THE SUPPLY CHAIN TOPS OTHER USE CASES IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY   80% of pharmaceutical companies developing a blockchain strategy positioned the supply chain use case as their main focus.   Blockchain technology has characteristics that are particularly interesting for tracing and tracking medical products:[…]

5 Leaders Shaping the Future of Healthcare with Blockchain

This article was originally published on 23 Consulting.   DR. DAVID MANSET Dr. David Manset is CEO of Be-Studys, a Swiss digital transformation company specialized in blockchain, big data and AI, part of the Be-Ys group. Over the last decade, he architected large-scale international big data and blockchain platforms, including My Health My Data. MHMD is an[…]

Epidemiology and Public Health in the Age of Blockchain

What is a blockchain in a public health context? Blockchain could be defined by 3 main characteristics : 1. Blockchain Is Not Just Bitcoin But A Public Ledger A blockchain can be described as a public ledger to which anyone can contribute. The ledger keeps track of transactions that are validated by a network of[…]

Blockchains and Pharmacies: a New Way of Leveraging Medication Adherence

BLOCKCHAINS AND PHARMACIES: A NEW WAY OF LEVERAGING MEDICATION ADHERENCE     Non-adherence to a treatment is becoming an important public health issue. This bad behavior is accountable for 125,000 deaths in the U.S. alone and costs the country $300B each year. There are multiple reasons that explain why patients do not take their treatment[…]

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Why Blockchain for Healthcare is a Game Changer

WHY BLOCKCHAIN FOR HEALTHCARE IS A GAME CHANGER     In 2017, blockchain will change healthcare. Although this might seem like a bold statement, the facts show that this years could mark a turning point in the sector’s history. Blockchain for Healthcare is on its way to disrupt the industry.   Blockchain, ICOs, AI. Healthcare[…]

Solving Big Pharma’s Trust Issues With Blockchain

PHARMA FIRMS CAN SOLVE ISSUES OF TRUST WITH BLOCKCHAIN. BUT ARE THEY WILLING TO?   For a very long time, the pharmaceutical industry has had the wind in its sails. Revolutionary drugs called “blockbusters” were released into the market to cure, until then, fatal diseases, laboratories were the main source of innovation in the medical[…]