CIOs say blockchain will 'transform' healthcare, other industries in the next decade

Sixty percent of CIOs anticipate some level of adoption of blockchain technologies in the next three years, according to a recent Gartner survey.

For its 2019 CIO Agenda report, Gartner, an information technology research firm, surveyed 3,102 CIOs from industries including healthcare, insurance and education, about their predictions regarding blockchain adoption.

Three survey insights:

1. Survey respondents said they expect blockchain adoption in healthcare to plateau in more than 10 years.

2. Just 6.7 percent of participants referred to blockchain as a "game-changing technology."

3. Blockchain adoption has seen considerable growth in banking and investment services industries, with 18 percent of CIOs saying they have adopted or will adopt some form of blockchain within the next year.

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