Article: Blockchain, telehealth promise more efficiency as healthcare looks to bounce back from COVID-19

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Blockchain, telehealth promise more efficiency as healthcare looks to bounce back from COVID-19

Blockchain in particular, with its notion of a distributed ledger, allows a level of interoperability that doesn’t yet exist in any wide-scale form. Interoperability – the ability for disparate electronic health records systems to communicate with one another – has long been seen as a holy grail in healthcare.

Realizing that goal will bring a heightened level of efficiency to the system, from payment mechanisms to the ability of patients to get data and services in real time.

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Article: Swiss banks queuing up to jump on blockchain train

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Swiss banks queuing up to jump on blockchain train

Swissquote is teaming up with digital assets service provider Taurus to allow clients to issue and invest in tokenized assets. Blockchain – or other distributed ledger technology systems – promises to simplify the process of creating a wide range of assets, from company shares to fine wines and traditional securities, and to speed up transactions.

“Many cantonal banks, retail banks and large systemic banks will be entering this space in the near future,” Taurus co-founder Lamine Brahimi tells me. “We see increasing interest”. He cites Switzerland’s recent introduction of new legislation that welcomes blockchain finance into the legal code.

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