Episode #97: Hype or Hope
If you bring up blockchain in a normal conversation, most people will immediately start thinking about bitcoin. They’ve probably never used it, but they’ve heard enough to acknowledge it as some “new kind of money”. If you fall into this category, (don’t feel bad, you’re in good company), this episode is here to let you know that there’s a potential for blockchain and its enabling capabilities to solve core problems in healthcare. Healthcare is at a tipping point. You have a one in five chance of re-entering a hospital within 30 days, so the industry is spending on new technology but not making the care any better. Our guest(s) today, CTO James Lloyd and QuHarrison Terry, is the marketing director at Redox. He is a crucial person to have on the show because the dream was to universalize the sharing of data and revolutionize patient care. Yet standards have become fractionalized. Too many hurdles limit access, data remains elusive and sharing has become too cumbersome. This is the interoperability problem, and Redox solves it. They are the bridge from health systems to the cloud and back — interoperability is now open. Both of our thumbs are way up.
Here are some of the gifs we talked about in the episode. Because, why not?