Can Blockchain Technology Facilitate Incentivization of Data Sharing Between Patients and Researchers? [Kevin Clauson]
September 13, 2016
Kevin Clauson‘s Challenge
Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm.D., is an Associate Professor at the College of Pharmacy at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. and Adjunct Associate Professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine – Biomedical Informatics Program at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). He previously served as Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy and as the founding Director of NSU’s Center for Consumer Health Informatics Research, which was designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center. Dr. Clauson’s research has generated coverage by sources including the New York Times, CBS-TV, Forbes.com, and BBC Radio. He received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee – Memphis and completed a Research Fellowship at the University of Missouri – Kansas City.
Can Blockchain Technology Facilitate Incentivization of Data Sharing Between Patients and Researchers?
Why This Is Important
University and industry researchers assert that more extensive sharing of patient data could accelerate research and discovery and advance benefits for patients and other stakeholders. Current research also indicates that many patients would be willing to share their de-identified health data, particularly if doing so could benefit other patients, reduce costs, or enhance their own understanding or care. However, competing demands around privacy and trust have severely limited bidirectional sharing of patent data. Can these limits in the current system be addressed by the promise of blockchain technology?
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