As a technology, blockchain is helping to transform many different industries. Many, like the healthcare industry, are harnessing blockchain technology to better their operations with a hope of increasing their general income.
According to recently reported by Global Market Insights show that blockchain in healthcare market shows significant growth potential in the next few years. The report, published on September 9 suggests that the healthcare industry could make about $1.6 billion by 2025.
The report also stated that the adoption of blockchain technology in the medical sector would be fast-tracked by stakeholders present in the space.
So far, blockchain has tremendous improved operations from storing patient data to tracing medical
The technology has helped in maintaining data privacy and accuracy in exchanging data between different players in the industry. In addition, blockchain has helped in enhancing access to distributed data and computing power to verify financial transactions in the healthcare industry.
Notably, blockchain has also helped eliminate reluctant processes, and reduced operational costs make the software feasible to handle. The technology has also helped researchers reach breakthroughs through increased work efficiency in academic research.
The firm states in the report:
Growing awareness about the implementation of blockchain technology and government initiative for data standardization and operational scalability constraint in data management will spur industry growth in upcoming years.
As the awareness of blockchain technology grows, governments across the globe have increased their initiatives in the industry. In their report, Global Market Insights point out the enactment of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act in the U.S. way back in 2009. This act was primarily created to encourage the deployment of technology in hospitals to increase usage among staff. Additionally, government programs such as the Archangel program, which is a joint program between the U.K. government and the University of Surry, favor the adoption of blockchain in the health sector.
Notably, the presence of reputable pharmaceutical companies in the blockchain space is also of great importance. According to the report, firms present in Switzerland’s medical sector will drive up growth in the country by 73.3%. This is because the firms are adopting blockchain technology to help improve processes like clinical outcomes.