HIT Infrastructure September 5, 2019
Fred Donovan

– Many organizations are examining the potential of healthcare blockchain technology to address difficult IT problems.

One such health system is AdventHealth.

“The IT people at AdventHealth have been actively assessing what blockchain can do to improve the systems they are running,” explained Roger Smith, PhD, chief technology officer at the AdventHealth Nicholson Center.

AdventHealth is a faith-based, non-profit healthcare system headquartered in Altamonte Springs, FL, which operates facilities in nine U.S. states. The Adventist Health System was rebranded AdventHealth at the beginning of 2019. It has 45 hospital campuses and more than 8,200 licensed beds and serves more than 5 million patients annually.

For the most part, the IT team “is looking at the problems we have...