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Mike Jacobs

Senior Distinguished Engineer
Optum

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Data sharing and silo syncing

With all the hype around blockchain, the big question remains: What can it do for you and your organization? Health IT leaders seek to understand what it is, how it can be effectively used and what changes will be necessary to derive real value.

In this article, my colleague Lorraine Frias and I discuss a practical approach to blockchain. Based on what we’ve done at Optum, we provide:

  • Near-term use cases
  • Guidance for building a blockchain alliance
  • Advice for creating a blockchain mindset

Hope you find it helpful!
Mike

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Blockchain in action

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Blockchain: An Opportunity to Improve Care

Blockchain is more than a technology. See what it can do for providers, payers and pharmacies.

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Webinar: HIT Policy and Blockchain Update

John Halamka, MD, CIO, talks about blockchain and multi-company alliances on Sept. 25.

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"Ask the Experts" series

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Myth-busting blockchain

Article on what blockchain can and can't do. Podcast looks at using blockchain for health records.

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Here-and-now blockchain uses

Article on blockchain in near-term use cases. Podcast on managing provider directories - the place to start.

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Steps to build a blockchain alliance

Article on how to build a blockchain pilot. Podcast on creating a collborative approach with alliance members.

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