Name: William J. Gordon, MD
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical College: Boston, MA.
Specialty: Clinical Informatics Fellow at Partners HealthCare, Hospitalist and Instructor in Medicine.
All right, welcome back. Imagine a world where patients can access their medical records anytime, anywhere with immutable security. Imagine every instance along a patient’s continuum of care recorded and easily searchable. Imagine the opportunity to meta search millions of health records and data points, and even outcomes, without compromising an individual patient’s personal identity. Imagine patients using these resources to evaluate and choose their hospitals, and even you.
Folks, this isn’t science fiction or wishful thinking. It’s a technology called block-chain and if you’ve heard of bitcoin, you’ve heard of block-chain.