U.S. Based Medical Insurance Company to Use Blockchain
December 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Anthem, U.S. based one of the major health insurance companies has planned to use blockchain technology to secure medical data of all 40 million members over the next three years. According to Forbes’ report Anthem has planned to use blockchain technology to give patients secure access to their medical data, also providing them the possibility to share that data as they see fit.
Gail Boudreaux, CEO at Anthem CEO stated:
“What blockchain potentially gives us the opportunity to do is not worry about those trust issues. We have an opportunity now to share data that people can make their own decisions on.”
The medical insurance giant is currently running a test to smaller groups of members who can use a mobile app to scan a QR code, and instantly allow different healthcare providers to access their health records for a limited amount of time.
Rajeev Ronanki, Anthem’s chief digital officer said:
“We think it’s a pretty transformative thing for health […] We’re essentially creating a permission-based system that would allow consumers to own their healthcare data, and then make it available to providers as appropriate.”
The new blockchain-based platform will be launched in several phases in 2020.