University of New Haven explores blockchain with health sciences students

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Health sciences majors at the University of New Haven (Conn.) are now required to complete a course on blockchain.

Students are exploring ways to put EHRs on various blockchain networks. The goal is to make health records more secure and accessible for patients and providers.

"The School of Health Sciences is one of the first healthcare colleges in the nation to require training in blockchain for all undergraduates," said Glenn McGee, PhD, a bioethics professor. "It is incredible that the students in the capstone class worked with one of the top three companies in healthcare blockchain."

Students have gone on to present their blockchain proposals to SimplyVital Health. The projects used blockchain to address various challenges in healthcare.

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