Gartner Research

What Healthcare and Life Science CIOs Need to Know About Blockchain

Published: 16 April 2018

ID: G00350747

Analyst(s): Gregg Pessin , Michael Shanler , Steven Lefebure

Summary

Blockchain has reached the peak of hype, yet the reality is becoming clearer of its potential to contribute to complex healthcare and life science processes. This research articulates blockchain's possibilities, use cases and potential benefits and provides CIOs a roadmap for planning.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Blockchain Hype Pressures CIOs
  • CIOs Are Not Alone
  • CIOs Feel Pressure to Act
  • Implications of Blockchain for Healthcare and Life Sciences
    • Industry Transformation
    • Operational Transformation
    • Commercial Transformation
  • Recommendations
    • Track Blockchain's Market Readiness in Healthcare and Life Sciences, and Factor These Trajectories Into Your Strategic Plans and Timing of Investments
    • Differentiate the Kinds of Blockchain Technology Providers and Disruptors
    • Use Gartner's Criteria for Identifying Opportunities, and Apply the Decision Framework to Determine the Blockchain Technology Approach
    • Align Your Strategic Approach Along a Spectrum of Decentralization, With Trade-Offs for Trust and Control

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