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Blockchain technology usage on health equity: Is Blockchain technology a panacea for global health equity issues?

건강정보에 대한 블록체인 기술 응용: 블록체인 기술은 글로벌 건강 정보 이슈에 대해 만병 통치약이 될 수 있는가?

  • Received : 2018.10.08
  • Accepted : 2018.11.21
  • Published : 2018.12.31

Abstract

This paper explores the potential of Blockchain technology in enabling a panacea for health equity. Since Satoshi Nakamoto first described Blockchain technology in 2008 pseudonymous paper, that distributed ledger system is empowered and ranging from finance to law to another sector and beyond. Also impacting healthcare sector and life science. In other words, there are many usage cases being researched in healthcare and Blockchain has shown its considerable special side in recent years. But this paper aims to the distributed ledger that is the special side of Blockchain technology is potentially can panacea for some global health equity issues such as patient data, counterfeit drug and hospital payment management.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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