The number of connected medical devices worldwide is anticipated to reach over 161 million by 2020. The Australian Digital Health Agency’s recent request for information seeking advice on next-generation technologies to enhance its electronic health system is good news for the future of Australia’s health sector, writes NARAYAN IYER. Technologies such as bots, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), or big data and analytics, have been making strides in industries such as manufacturing, retail, banking and finance for some time now, and the health sector also has a lot to benefit from them. Narayan Iyer Why blockchain? Healthcare presents one of the greatest opportunities to leverage the power of blockchain, given the industry’s need to integrate data from multiple sources such as patient and administrative data, health records, claims, and survey data. Blockchain can radically restructure the way these medical data are […]