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 http://www.hashedhealth.com/ or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.changehealthcare.com.