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Mount Sinai’s medical school opens blockchain research center

By Admin | August 14, 2018

As blockchain technology has moved from cryptocurrency to other fields, one of New York’s medical schools has opened a center to study its use in healthcare.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare opened the Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research last week, with the aim of developing partnerships with companies looking to apply the technology to clinical medicine and biomedical research.

The center’s activities will include scholarly evaluations of blockchain’s applications to healthcare, partnership and consulting opportunities with companies working on them and building and testing systems within Mount Sinai.

Blockchain, which originated with the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, has been explored in healthcare in numerous ways. Earlier this month, New York-based Embleema – which has developed a blockchain network for sharing medical records – emergedfrom stealth mode with plans to launch a beta version of its technology and $670,000 of a $1 million round of seed funding that it plans to raise this year.

For more information, read Mount Sinai’s medical school opens blockchain research center, by MedCity News. 

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