Gartner Research

Four Compelling Blockchain Initiative Types for Healthcare and Life Science

Published: 25 June 2019

ID: G00384905

Analyst(s): Gregg Pessin , Bryan Cole , Michael Shanler , Andrew Stevens


Healthcare has a lively and persistent fascination with blockchain, with both vendors and healthcare enterprises trialing use cases. Healthcare and life science CIOs need to take a realistic approach when identifying short-term usage and longer-term possibilities.

Table Of Contents


  • Healthcare Blockchain Use Cases
    • Blockchain Disruptor
    • Digital Asset Market
    • Efficiency Play
    • Record Keeper
  • Blockchain Challenges for Healthcare
  • Implications for Healthcare and Life Science
  • Recommendations
    • Use Gartner’s Model to Determine Suitability of Blockchain Initiatives
    • Map Current Blockchain Initiatives to the Model’s Initiative Types
    • Plan for Realistic Blockchain Healthcare Solutions

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