The rigour of the scientific method has transformed healthcare from the days of blood-letting and trepanning to robotic surgery and genomics and we should be grateful. Life expectancy is higher.
Tt is important that we evaluate which ones to prescribe. Whether a surgical procedure, pharmaceutical product.
The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
They are both actively doing just that.
Medical Devices, Diagnostic techniques, Surgical Procedures or Health Promotion Activities.
At present, this does not apply to Blockchain Technology.
Now that ICO (initial coin offering) season is practically over (and ignoring the scams) we are all patiently waiting to see the promises fulfilled.
Almost every white-paper published claims that their solution will benefit healthcare by reducing costs, improving data integrity, enhancing privacy and creating a fully transparent and auditable trail of cryptographic truths.
Every stakeholder has his/her own interest. Investors no doubt want to know what their returns will be. Insurers and Hospital Groups want to see a healthy bottom line for their shareholders. Patients (for whom it should be argued this is all about) desire different outcome measures.