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HIMSS is building a blockchain resource kit

December 05, 2018 / Tom Sullivan

HIMSS, the parent company of Healthcare IT News, is in the process of compiling a Blockchain resource kit that it intends to bring to the HIMSS19 Global Conference in Orlando during February. “We have found through our last 18 most of exploration that this doesn’t exist yet,” said Mari Greenberger, director of informatics at HIMSS. “We’re trying to leverage resources out there. In healthcare especially there really seems to be a gap.” Greenberger added that the blockchain resource kit will include a blockchain 101 section explaining what the distributed digital ledger technology is, key terminology and a look at strengths and vulnerabilities, a look at distributed storage, DLT vs cryptocurrency and blockchain networks. Another aspect of the kit will focus on adoption and implementation, with strategies for identifying use cases, a business roadmap as well as a use case discovery framework.