Is blockchain hope or hyperbole for NHS data security?

Two GPs, independent of each other, have asked me if I think blockchain could play a role in securing healthcare?

With my best future-gazing hat on I actually predicted a couple of days before WannaCry hit that an incident such as this was inevitable. Perhaps that why I’ve recently been asked to don my Mystic Meg costume once more, this time on the issue of cyber-resilience. Two GPs, independent of each other, have asked me if I think blockchain could play a role in securing healthcare. My knee-jerk reaction was a solid “hell no”. But since knee-jerking isn’t particularly helpful, I thought I’d entertain the notion in a little more depth.

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