According to the Forbes report, US health insurance company Anthem is looking to secure medical data using the blockchain technology. Currently, it is testing the feature for a small group of numbers, but in a few years, all of its 40 million members will have access to it.
Blockchain eliminates trust issues for the company.
The CEO of the company, Gail Boudreaux, said, “What blockchain potentially gives us the opportunity to do is not worry about those trust issues.” He added that they have an opportunity now to share data that people can make their own decisions on. Earlier, the health care insurance giant had announced that that it was working with Aetna, Health Care Service Corporation, IBM, and PNC Bank in a new partnership focused on blockchain.
Anthem is already using blockchain technology for various purposes.
The chief digital officer at Anthem, Rajeev Ronanki, revealed that the system is live for a pilot test group of about 200 company employees and will soon roll out for the other members as well. He further revealed that the company plans to use this technology for various purposes and out of which 40% are already live. The blockchain technology is already being used by other countries in the health care sector.