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Getting on the Blockchain Bandwagon | By Kim Bellard, April 28, 2016

Face it: health care IT infrastructure is a mess. After spending tens of billions of dollars to "incent" providers to move to EHRs, they're using them but are not very happy with them. We now have millions of electronic records that are still way too siloed, and all too often incomplete. Enter blockchain...click to continue

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