The American Society for Automation in Pharmacy

By: Will Lockwood | May 05, 2018

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Interoperability, FHIR, and Blockchain: Where Do We Go from Here?

Tim Kosty, R.Ph., President, Pharmacy Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

Tim will discuss the challenges in developing and the progress in creating an interoperable health system, including the recent announcement from Apple that it will be creating a patient health record using the fast healthcare interoperability resources (FHIR) process. He will explore the challenges for healthcare technology companies, healthcare providers, pharmacies, and patients, and discuss whether these efforts are solving the right problem and whether new technology such as blockchain will make current efforts obsolete.


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By: Will Lockwood | May 03, 2018

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Wrapping Your Head Around Blockchain: Foundations and Potential Implications for Healthcare

Brent Fox, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy

If an award for most-hyped technology existed, blockchain would likely have received it over the last several years. Indeed, blockchain has been forecast to disrupt a laundry list of industries, including banking and pharma. But what exactly is blockchain? And what is its potential role in healthcare? Brent begins with a foundational introduction to blockchain technology. After providing a common point of understanding, he will focus on blockchain in healthcare, including challenges, its potential role, and example ...