Blockchain is able to change health care for the better

More or less blockchain technology is being used in energy, tourism, food industry, but many projects are still "raw" and need further work
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There are also those in which the detachment can actually work.

One of these areas, deserving close attention, is medicine. Imagine how many patients visit hospitals and polyclinics, and how much paper for medical records and files are required at the same time. It is very important for healthcare to have as fast as possible access to information that will help in the treatment of patients and in general, to maintain the patient health.

“Healthtech” system would provide easy and timely access to the patient's medical history, insurance companies would provide timely payments to health care staff. Effective data processing and management could also prevent the aggravation of diseases.

However, the storage and management of medical data requires special care and caution. Therefore, there is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which monitors the proper storage and management of medical data.

According to Dell, the theft of data comes from inside the medical institutions, as 72% of employees are willing to sell confidential information. However, sometimes this happens unintentionally, when employees themselves unknowingly connect to non-secure networks.

Therefore, more effective means should be invented to protect health data. Blockchain usage has great advantages. All data will be stored in decentralized nodes, each patient will have an encrypted key, for the reliability of which the AES256-GCM with 256-bit key is used for each 128-bit block. Thus, the data will never be lost. The interested subject can choose the supporters who will be able to have access to the information.

The use of blockchain in various spheres can significantly save time and money in the long term. Also, these solutions can reduce a large amount of paper work. After all, as reported, only the US government loses $ 440 million a year to use paper in office work. Blockchain can be used to protect personal information and data from hacker attacks.

UCLA Blockchain Crypto Conference to be Held in LA

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers
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UCLA's Blockchain Lab and Far from LA are holding the Blockchain Cryptocurrency Conference, gathering together the most experienced and exciting thinkers across SoCal, in order to foster both economic and educational progress. The conference will concern cybersecurity, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain.

The UCLA Conference will be held on February 17-18 of 2018.

Location: The University of California, Humanities Building, 415 Portola Plaza, UCLA 90095, Los Angeles

The headline speakers will include Kathleen Breitman, the co-founder of Tezos; Sandra Ro from UWIN Lab; David Moss from EOS; Jeremy Rubin, the Bitcoin core developer, and many more.

The agenda of the conference is as follows: the future of blockchain keynote, bringing humanity to the blockchain, cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, blockchain's influence on the development of art and culture, blockchain in the music industry, government adoption of blockchain around the world, and more.