CDC Is Testing Blockchain to Monitor the Country’s Health in Real Time

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By Jack Corrigan

Tracking major public health developments requires lots of data, and the Centers for Disease Control is exploring how blockchain can help address the privacy and security concerns that limit access to that information.

The agency relies heavily on surveys of medical professionals to assess the health of the country, but response rates have fallen in recent years, said Askari Rizvi, chief of the technical services branch at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. Today

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