Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy joins blockchain consortium

Nashville, Tenn.-based Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy joined a consortium of healthcare companies led by Hashed Health, a blockchain startup.

Lipscomb is the first academic organization to join the consortium, which aims to accelerate the usage of blockchain technologies among healthcare organizations. Lipscomb's involvement in the consortium also marks the college's entrance into the blockchain space.

Under the partnership, the college will offer classes and internships on blockchain technology. Professors at the college will also conduct research into blockchain uses.

"We see tremendous opportunity to update and streamline pharmacy operations through the blockchain," said Roger Davis, dean of Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. "This partnership is a stepping stone into leveraging the blockchain and distributed ledger technology to be at the forefront of healthcare improvements."

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