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(1.18.18) CoinDesk: Enterprise Blockchain Is Ready to Go Live in 2018

By | Hyperledger Fabric, News

Talk to enterprise blockchain enthusiasts and they will tell you about the potential use cases in their industries and the proofs-of-concept they have run to prove blockchain value in the enterprise.

Ask them about production deployments… and they demur, pointing out implementation challenges and production-readiness gaps.

Will this change in 2018 and will we see a significant shift from experimentation to production deployments of enterprise blockchains?

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(1.17.18) Healthcare Informatics: Change Healthcare Announces Availability of Enterprise-Scale Blockchain Solution

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Executives from Nashville-based Change Healthcare have announced that its Intelligent Healthcare Network with blockchain is now available featuring claims management transparency, attesting that it is the first enterprise-scale blockchain in healthcare.

Leveraging blockchain technology, organizations can accurately track, in real time, the status of claims submission and remittance across the complete claim lifecycle. “The single source of truth created by a blockchain will spark innovative new services for a more streamlined, patient-centric health system,” Change Healthcare officials noted in a press release.

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(1.11.18) CIO Dive: Hyperledger sets eyes on the long road for blockchain

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If it seemed blockchain was an inescapable buzzword in 2017, consider the evidence. Google searches for “blockchain” rose steadily, picking up significantly toward the end of 2017.

For many, “blockchain” may have been a successive query following the furrowed brows and glassy eyes elicited by “Bitcoin” and “How to buy bitcoin,” two of the most popular global Google searches in 2017.

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(1.10.18) Distributed: Hyperledger’s Brian Behlendorf and How Blockchains Will Change the Enterprise World

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Verticals such as finance, supply chain and healthcare are obvious targets for distributed ledger technology (DLT), and publishers, utilities and governments are also ramping up their interest in adoption. Companies in many other sectors are dabbling too.

One organization that is helping businesses learn and evaluate blockchains is Hyperledger, an open-source collaborative effort hosted by the Linux Foundation. The group counts organizations such as Change Healthcare, Daimler, IBM, Cisco and Intel as “premier” members and it has launched nine projects to date, including the Hyperledger Fabric, Sawtooth and Iroha blockchain frameworks.

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(1.9.18) HIT Infrastructure: First Healthcare Blockchain Claims Management Solution Released

By | Hyperledger Fabric, News

Change Healthcare announced the general availability of its healthcare blockchain solution for claims management to deliver transparent claim lifecycles.

The new healthcare blockchain release aims to introduce blockchain into the healthcare industry and increase trust by enabling greater auditability and traceability. This will also create a more secure and manageable revenue cycle management process.

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(1.8.18) Health IT News: Change Healthcare’s enterprise blockchain tech now available for hospitals, practices, payers

By | Hyperledger Fabric, News

Change Healthcare has launched what it’s calling the first enterprise-scale blockchainnetwork in healthcare. By using the distributed ledger technology, hospitals, physician practices and payers can longitudinally track the real-time status of claims submission and remittance using its Intelligent Healthcare Network.

Change uses Hyperledger Fabric 1.0 – an open-source blockchain framework hosted by The Linux Foundation – as the foundation for its blockchain app design and development in the network. The emerging technology enables improved transparency and efficiency, officials say, allowing for better auditability, traceability and trust.

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(1.5.18) Slate: There Is No Such Thing as “the” Blockchain

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How do you quadruple your stock price without lifting a finger? In December 2017, the Long Island Ice Tea Corp. found an answer: Add the word blockchain to your company name. The beverage business made this move before doing much to justify its new branding as Long Blockchain Corp. Still, investors rewarded the company: Its stock rose 432 percent. That’s because blockchain, a piece of bitcoin’s technological plumbing, has recently become the buzzword of all buzzwords in the business world.

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(1.5.18) Big Think: Don’t Trust Elections? How Blockchain Can Protect Your Vote

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Anyone who’s walked into a voting booth and scratched their preference onto a piece of paper knows the same thing: the voting process suffers from a dire lack of technology. We put a man on the moon in 1969–why are we still voting on paper? Going digital isn’t just a matter of convenience, but one of accountability—citizens the world over are increasingly losing trust in the democratic system, from miscounted votes, to denying eligible people the right to vote at all. So just how much can we digitize the act of voting? Perhaps blockchain—a public ledger technology where information is irreversibly recorded—can build a better system. Here, Internet pioneer Brian Behlendorf considers two aspects where blockchain can help, and one where it absolutely can’t.

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(1.3.18) Fortune: Are You Eating Sustainable Fish? Blockchain May Provide the Answer

By | Hyperledger Fabric, News

Eco-conscious diners can rely on restaurants to tell them their fish comes from a sustainable source, but it can be hard to know for sure.

That’s why a new certification system, launched by blockchain company Viant and the World Wild Fund for Nature, is intriguing: It provides a step-by-step way to verify a fish’s journey from the ocean to the market to the dinner plate.

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