Use of Distributed Ledger (DL) Technology in Credentialing Processes

Published: 03/20/2023

  • The Joint Commission
Relevant To:
  • All Healthcare Organizations

Blockchain technology applications in healthcare continue to evolve. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) blockchain can refer to a data structure which represents a series of immutable transaction records, an algorithm, a collection of technologies, a distributed, peer-to-peer network of systems and/or a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system.

In 2019, Medical Economics described the t

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