The American medical insurance company Aetna has reported on its collaboration with IBM to create a blockchainBlockchain
is a continuous and sequential block chain of information (digital linked list). When building a blockchain, copies of related blocks are simultaneously stored on multiple computers.Details health care platform, according to a CoinDesk news agency.
On January 24, representatives of Aetna issued a statement of cooperation with IBM to create a joint blockchain platform for health insurance, optimizing the processing of insurance claims and payments.
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Medical insurance and blockchain
According to analytical data, Aetna serves more than 39 million customers in the United States and worldwide. The development of a new blockchain platform shall facilitate the management of catalogues of insurance policies, as well as accelerate the transfer of information about health insurance in case of accidents.
"(...) Aetna with CVS Health Corp. and a number of other medical insurers said on Thursday that they are working with IBM Corp to create a blockchain network aimed at reducing healthcare expenses" – reuters.com
According to representatives of Aetna, a joint project with IBM will help not only reduce medical expenses, but also make the process of transferring insurance data "faster and more transparent".
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IBM will create a blockchain for medical insurance companies. Along with the American firm Aetna, PNC Bank and Anthem Inc. also joined the blockchain project.
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