288. What is Blockchain?

Intended Audience: Newcomers to Pharmacy Informatics and Blockchain

Today’s episode is not purely about healthcare, but going over just what is blockchain? It’s a technology that’s been talked about a lot, but do most people understand what it is?

Tony attempts to explain this in an introductory manner, and then mentions some brief applications of blockchain in healthcare.

Additional resources:

Application of Blockchain Technology in Healthcare: A Comprehensive Study (nih.gov)

Hunt Institute for Engineering & Humanity (smu.edu)

Implementation Considerations for Blockchain in Healthcare Institutions | Blockchain in Healthcare Today (blockchainhealthcaretoday.com)

DMMS: A Decentralized Blockchain Ledger for the Management of Medication Histories | Blockchain in Healthcare Today (blockchainhealthcaretoday.com)

Five Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms, and How They Work (bitrates.com)

Incentives and Proof of Work | E-learning Spot

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