Prospects of implementing Blockchain technology in healthcare

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Κατεύθυνση Οικονομία και Διοίκηση Υπηρεσιών Υγείας
Βιβλιοθήκη Τμήματος Οικονομικών Επιστημών
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Triantafyllos Eyaggelos
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Κοτσόπουλος Νικόλαος, Επισκέπτης Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Οικονομικών Επιστημών, ΕΚΠΑ
Υφαντόπουλος Ιωάννης, Καθηγητής, Τμήμα Πολιτικής Επιστήμης και Δημόσιας Διοίκησης, ΕΚΠΑ
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Προοπτικές εφαρμογής της τεχνολογίας Blockchain στο φάσμα της υγειονομικής περίθαλψης
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Prospects of implementing Blockchain technology in healthcare
Despite the controversy over whether blockchain technology is radical or disruptive innovation, what everyone agrees on is that it brings about fundamental change in a variety of industries, including healthcare. Its decentralized operation and the abolition of the requirement of a trusted third party in combination with the transparency, invariability of data, resilience, autonomy and anonymity it offers to traders, are qualities that the healthcare industry can benefit from by providing solid solutions in chronic problems and pathogens. This dissertation explores the possibilities with which a new technology such as blockchain can affect digital healthcare in Greece. In particular, it explores how blockchain technology could be used in the transition to a new understanding of institutional trust and how it can contribute to healthcare. The answer to research questions about whether this complex healthcare ecosystem could benefit from a robust digital platform for real-time data exchange and whether it can provide the required security in confidential data management while reassuring economies of scale, is given by in-depth analysis of the structure, operation, types, consensus mechanisms, identifying the benefits and challenges of blockchain integration and recording a range of indicative applications in the industry
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Social, Political and Economic sciences
blockchain, health policy, health management
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