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[Comment] Blockchain in health care: hype, trust, and digital health

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The promise of digital health care continues to be enthusiastically promoted but has been difficult to realise. Evidence-based practice, along with patient safety assurances, information governance, and certification, does not fit easily with schemes to accelerate innovation. Trust in the efficacy and safety of new models of care, such as that potentially delivered by artificial intelligence (AI), remains uncertain. Blockchain technology might contribute to overcoming these problems by enabling greater openness, transparency, and trust.

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