Applying Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to Digital Health

  • Dragos IlincaEmail author
Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)


During recent years, healthcare informatics has become synonymous with big data and interoperability challenges. Skilled digital health entrepreneurs, however, can turn these issues into profitable opportunities for unlocking greater value out of healthcare and adjacent industries, including pharma or insurance. Recent technology breakthroughs such as blockchain and artificial intelligence hold great promise in helping entrepreneurs tackle major healthcare challenges, such as breaking data out of silos while keeping it secure, moving data quickly through the whole value stream, and analyzing and getting insights out of huge data sets quickly and reliably. This chapter provides a brief introduction to how both blockchain and artificial intelligence work, some key use cases in healthcare where they can be leveraged, as well as critical challenges that must be overcome for the technologies to be adopted and deployed at scale.


Blockchain Artificial intelligence Deep learning Machine learning Encryption Decentralized consensus Ethereum Hyperledger Electronic medical records EMR Pharma Insurance Health information exchange IoT Pharmacogenomics Robotics Precision medicine 


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  1. 1.RXB Healthcare TechnologiesVancouverCanada

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