The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting research papers related to blockchain applications in healthcare and health research.
According to a notice published in the Federal Register, HHS is seeking white papers that explore how the technology can be leveraged for healthcare purposes. The submission date is 29th July, with the winners set to be announced late next month.
The only stipulations, the notice states, is that papers shouldn’t be longer than 10 pages and that no more than three papers should be submitted by any one researcher or group.
Further, the department asks that any submission "educate its audience on the technology", explaining:
The Nationwide Interoperability Roadmap was published last fall as part of a bid to support greater interoperability between healthcare data networks in the US.
Winners will be invited to present their work at a “Blockchain and Healthcare Workshop” that will be co-hosted by the department’s Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Though the date was not listed, the notice states that winner presentations will take place near the end of September.
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