A Reality Check on Blockchain

3-part series on myth-busting blockchain for IT leaders


Understand what is and what isn't possible


In this article, Optum experts:

  • Confirm where blockchain is in health care today
  • Define near-term, mid-term and long-term parameters
  • Debunk myths of interoperability, resolving claims adjudication, and achieving LHR (longitudinal health records) in the short term

Consider here-and-now blockchain uses

Health care is plagued by data silos, a challenge blockchain can help address. Optum experts discuss practical, near-term use cases, including:

  • Provider directories
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Pharmaceutical supply chain
  • CMS online directories

Steps for building a blockchain alliance

What are the steps for building a blockchain alliance and pilot? Optum experts break it down, offering guidance on:

  • Building the use case
  • Identifying like-minded allies
  • Articulating the business value