Austin-based blockchain startups join forces to find health care solutions

The Austin Blockchain Collective is aligning with Dell Medical School at UT Austin and local blockchain companies to tackle national health-care issues.

By Guillermo Jimenez,

As Americans continue to struggle with the rising cost of health care, and service providers grapple with heightened privacy and data-management concerns, could a little blockchain be the cure for what ails us?

The city of Austin, Texas, certainly thinks so. And it’s bringing public and private entities to the table to find blockchain-based solutions to health-care-related problems.

On Monday, the Austin Blockchain Collective announced the formation of its Healthcare Working Group. The group aims to cultivate and promote the many ways in which blockchains can be used to improve the provision of health care in both the local Austin community and across the country.

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