Blockchain Aims to Foster Payer, Provider Trust for Value-Based Care

Hashed CEO, John Bass (@JohnGBass), talks about applying blockchain to real-world use cases. Read the article here.


6 questions with Hashed Health CEO John Bass

Is blockchain in healthcare for real? Hashed CEO, John Bass (@JohnGBass), answers six questions with Becker’s Hospital review. Read it here.


Talk to Your Pharmacist Podcast talks with Hashed Health’s CEO

Hashed CEO, John Bass (@JohnGBass), featured on an episode of the Talk to Your Pharmacist podcast. Listen to the podcast here.


Frost & Sullivan talks with Hashed CEO

Listen to John Bass (@JohnGBass) CEO at Hashed Health (@HashedHealth) talks with Frost & Sullivan about blockchain technology with the most potential applications across the healthcare industry.

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Accenture Joins Hashed Health’s Consortium

September 26, 2017—(Nashville, TN)— Hashed Health has added Accenture as a member of the Hashed Health Blockchain Consortium, a group of leading health companies focused on accelerating innovation with blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, as announced today at the Distributed: Health 2017 conference.

“Accenture adds a broad range of expertise to the Consortium workgroup and will help clients improve performance and create sustainable value,” said Hashed Health CEO John Bass. “Their global viewpoint and experience with large scale deployments brings a unique perspective to our decentralization initiatives. In turn, Accenture will benefit from the consortium’s efforts to advance market intelligence and industry best practices.”

As a consortium member, Accenture will focus its efforts on developing industry use cases for blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and identify opportunities where organizations can implement solutions at scale.

“While adoption grows, healthcare organizations must continue advancing the application of blockchain technologies to achieve and sustain meaningful progress,” said Brian Kalis, managing director of digital health at Accenture. “We believe that Hashed Health’s workgroup-centered model will allow companies to collaboratively tackle existing problems in healthcare while establishing best practices.”

Accenture helps institutions implement blockchain technology to improve operational efficiency, security and client service, as well as to capture new revenue opportunities. It helps clients define distributed-ledger strategies, implement business-model transformations, create and protect technology architectures and enhance the end-user experience.

About Hashed Health
Hashed Health is a healthcare innovation firm leading the design, development and productive use of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Hashed Health partners with public and private sector clients to collaboratively develop solutions and networks that solve health delivery challenges. Hashed Health’s mission is to create new shared value systems for individuals and communities of health through a variety of enterprise and consumer-focused projects. More information can be found at or by emailing

Read the original article on Business Wire here.

FutureTech Podcast talks with Hashed COO

Corey Todaro (@Hashed_Corey) COO at Hashed Health (@HashedHealth) joined FutureTech this week to talk about the issues in the healthcare industry and how blockchain can be the solution to these problems.

Listen to the podcast here.

Illinois Opens Healthcare Blockchain Development Partnership with Hashed Health

August 8, 2017—(Chicago/Nashville)— The Illinois Blockchain Initiative announced today its partnership with blockchain healthcare innovation company Hashed Health, to leverage blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. The pilot program will initially explore opportunities to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the medical credentialing process in Illinois. The concept will leverage a blockchain-based registry to streamline the sharing of medical credential data and smart contracts to automate workflow related to multistate and interstate licensure.

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Secretary Bryan Schneider, commented, “IDFPR’s active participation in efforts such as the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and the Illinois Competitiveness Council shows our commitment to improving license portability for healthcare professionals. In the short-term we anticipate this pilot will show how distributed ledger technology can help reduce the complexity of interstate licensing processes in Illinois. In the long-term, we see this as a secure, privacy-enhancing way in which state licensure boards can efficiently manage credentialing at national scale, while also presenting health payers and provider networks a ‘single source-of-truth’ to improve the veracity of provider directories and claims adjudication processes.”

“Illinois is committed to moving beyond the much-discussed promise of distributed ledger technologies. With this pilot we plan to bring tangible solutions that solve real problems.” said Jennifer O’Rourke, Blockchain Business Liaison for the Illinois Blockchain Initiative. “We are excited to explore how distributed ledger technology can improve current bottlenecks in the medical licensing process and hope to share our learnings with other state boards and entities interested in collaborating on this project going forward.”

The blockchain framework utilized allows providers to be identified in a secure, verifiable and scalable way. Credentialing bodies can reliably view and eventually attest to certifications, providers can verify and maintain a single record, and all interacting bodies can trust that the central record is valid, authenticated, and unique.

“Blockchain and distributed ledger technology have the potential to revolutionize the delivery of public and private services, redefine the relationship between government and the citizen in terms of data transparency and trust, and make a leading contribution to Illinois’ efforts towards digital transformation,” said John Bass CEO of Hashed Health. “As partners, Hashed Health and the State of Illinois have embarked on a journey to create blockchain healthcare solutions that demonstrate the value of this new technology and form the foundation of future related solutions.”

About Hashed Health
Hashed Health is a healthcare innovation firm leading the design, development and productive use of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Hashed Health partners with public and private sector clients to collaboratively develop solutions and networks that solve health delivery challenges. Hashed Health’s mission is to create new shared value systems for individuals and communities of health through a variety of enterprise and consumer-focused projects. More information can be found at or by emailing

About the Illinois Blockchain Initiative
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation licenses over 1.1 million individuals in approximately 100 industries in Illinois between its four divisions: Banking, Financial Institutions, Professional Regulation and Real Estate.

In November of 2016, Illinois formed a consortium of Illinois state and county agencies, known as the Illinois Blockchain Initiative, to explore how innovations presented by blockchains and distributed ledger technology can be leveraged to create more efficient, integrated and trusted state services, while providing a welcoming environment for the blockchain community.

Change Healthcare Joins Hashed Health Consortium to Continue Driving Blockchain Technology in Healthcare

Collaboration to help advance innovation and realize blockchain’s emerging potential for secure distributed ledger transactions in healthcare

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—July 20, 2017—The Hashed Health consortium, an innovation hub for collaborative networks in healthcare using distributed ledger technologies, today announced that Change Healthcare, one of the largest independent healthcare IT companies in the United States, has joined the consortium to help advance blockchain innovation and distributed transactional protocols in healthcare. Change Healthcare joins Hashed Health’s growing global network of partners.

“We are thrilled to announce Change Healthcare as the newest partner in our growing network,” said John Bass, CEO of Hashed Health. “With a network reaching nearly every payer and provider in the United States, Change Healthcare advances our efforts to create meaningful innovation. By joining the Hashed Health consortium, Change Healthcare is demonstrating that it understands the potential of blockchain technologies to improve care delivery and now is the time to build the networks responsible for the realization of approaching solutions.”

The collaboration between Change Healthcare and Hashed Health validates blockchain’s momentum in healthcare and sends a strong signal to the market that real work is being done to improve workflows, reduce costs, and improve patient care.

Blockchain is an open, distributed ledger technology that facilitates secure transactions between multiple parties, such as payers and providers. These transactions include, but are not limited to, submitting claims, medical records, and payment remittances.

“Blockchain has potential to enable value-based care, and we’re committed to championing innovation that helps our customers and partners realize that potential,” said Aaron Symanski, CTO, Change Healthcare. “We look forward to working with the Hashed Health members to evolve and establish blockchain as a safe, secure, and transparent way to foster financial interoperability in healthcare.”

About Hashed Health
Hashed Health is a collaborative healthcare innovation firm dedicated to realizing the potential of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Hashed Health brings together work groups to develop networks centered on specific healthcare use cases. To empower its members, Hashed Health provides value-added services such as network product management, product development, regulatory guidance and technology support services. Hashed Health focuses on blockchain implementations to address a range of well-known issues in healthcare including IoT, revenue cycle management, payment reform, medical records, insurance and healthcare supply chain logistics. More information can be found at or by emailing

About Change Healthcare
Change Healthcare is inspiring a better healthcare system. Working alongside our customers and partners, we leverage our software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services to help them improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase cash flow, and more effectively manage complex workflows. Together, we are accelerating the journey toward improved lives and healthier communities. Learn more at

Lipscomb University’s College of Pharmacy Joins Hashed Health Consortium

Lipscomb University’s College of Pharmacy joins Hashed Health’s consortium. They are the first academic organization to join the consortium. Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy “is partnering to educate, innovate and build healthcare technology solutions on blockchain and distributed ledger platforms. This partnership with Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy is the university’s initial entrance into the blockchain space with curriculum, classes and internships on blockchain technology along with professors conducting research.” Read the entire article here.