> Block chain is ledger, not a fucking database.
the blurb is mis-worded, but its not unreasonable: a patients health record [health record IT guy here] is not necessarily ever complete. interoperability between health systems and their different EHR products is not a thing. the *idea* that blockchain could be used to audit and update a master record for changes and updates is a great idea.
i wish i thought healthcare IT would ever pull this off, but honestly, even in an unsecured, unaudited way it probably wont--at least not anytime soon. wanna know what the most universal way to move health records is between facilities and systems?
a fax. fax me a thing, we intake it as an image, MAYBE print it to text and run a regex on it for patient info, or otherwise it gets manually checked to be assigned to the right patient in our system.
healthcare it has lots of room for improvement. id love to see it improved but...im not about to get in a hurry over it.