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Blockchain Lab

Inset_Innovation_Webinar_BlockChain.pngBlockchain technology, a type of shared database, is mostly discussed in conjunction with cryptocurrency. But the power is in its ability to record, maintain and exchange information in a secure way that can’t be modified. This has piqued the interest of many industries with substantial amounts of data to track and protect, including health care.

How might we leverage blockchain to benefit the patients we serve?

The Blockchain Lab, in collaboration with subject matter experts and academic partners, are exploring how the technology can transform health care. From enhancing the security of health data to ensuring the integrity of pharmaceuticals used by hospitals and medical clinics, the possibilities are endless.

As part of this effort, the lab is building a community of blockchain experts to discover the best ways to apply the technology, such as securely leveraging data to advance the health of the communities OSF serves.

A better way to share data

Improving outcomes: Providers use historical clinical data from the electronic medical record (EMR) to guide diagnosis and treatment of patients. What they don’t have is personal health data collected on wearables and health and wellness apps. Blockchain offers a secure way for patients to control and share that data with providers. This would give clinicians a more complete picture of their patient’s health, leading to better care and outcomes.

Help us explore the possibilities of blockchain!

If you are interested in learning more about the Blockchain Lab, participating in certain aspects of the journey or if you want to invest or partner, contact us today.

Leading the Way


John Vozenilek, MD, FACEP Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Innovation & Digital Health


Jon Handler, MD, FACEP, FAMIA Senior Fellow, OSF Innovation