Blockchain and Healthcare:
By Peter B. Nichol
Blockchain is part of the Internet-of-Things, the Fifth Wave of the Internet. In 1961, Leonard Kleinrock, a professor of computer science at UCLA, wrote about ARPANET and developed the first theory of packet switching. The first node of the Internet was born September 1969. The days of 1969 seem like eons ago. Tearing a page from the history the Internet may help us forecast tomorrow’s blockchain trends. A foundational blockchain fabric must be established before blockchain will be mainstream and accessible to the company down the street.
After a year of testing, the new paperless iHealth system rolled out in Nanaimo on March 19.
Source: Nanaimo doctors say electronic health record system unsafe, should be shut down | Vancouver Sun
VICTORIA — B.C. is launching a “thoughtful reset” of computer projects in its health sector after being stung by critical audits, delays, cost overruns and concerns about mismanagement of large-scale technology programs. In an interview, deputy health minister Stephen Brown said he wants to overhaul how his ministry and health authorities handle IT projects, to get realistic about budgets, timelines and expectations that are often not met.
Source: B.C. health ministry wants second IT opinion
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