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Blockchain-Based Healthcare Credentialing: A Solution to High Costs and Administrative Burdens

Summary of article from Cureus, by Ebenezer Chinedu-Eneh, Priya Ramaswamy, Patrick E. Farmer:

The healthcare sector faces significant inefficiencies in its credentialing system, leading to staff shortages, delayed patient care, and financial waste. The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted these issues, prompting temporary suspensions of credentialing processes. Blockchain technology offers a promising solution by automating and securing credential verification, potentially saving time and costs, increasing trustworthiness, and enhancing workforce resilience. Successful implementations in other countries demonstrate blockchain’s potential to revolutionize healthcare administration. Adopting blockchain for credentialing could transform the system, making it more efficient, reliable, and secure.