Is this just what the doctor ordered?

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York has created a Center for Biomedical Blockchain Research to evaluate potential health care uses of blockchain technology throughout the hospital’s health care system.

The center will be part of the medical school’s Institute for Next Generation Healthcare, which has more than 50 staffers specializing in artificial intelligence, robotics, genomic sequencing, sensors and wearable devices, Crain’s New York Business reported.

“There’s not a technological solution that is going to save health care. We’re trying not to be part of the blockchain hype cycle,” said Noah Zimmerman, the Institute’s director of the health data and design innovation center. “We want to balance that out. That’s what we’re adding as an academic medical center joining the fray.” Read more here.

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