A group of health care organizations is launching a pilot program designed to bring blockchain technology into the industry, CNET reports. Humana, Quest Diagnostics, Optum, UnitedHealthcare and MultiPlan will aim to see if using blockchain to share health data between entities can improve accuracy and access to care and streamline administrative activities. "The nature of the blockchain technology really lends itself to the formation of cooperating alliances like this," Optum Senior Distinguished Engineer Mike Jacobs said. "Whenever you have a situation where there's a lot of synchronization and reconciliation, it's a great use case for blockchain."
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