Fierce Healthcare September 6, 2019
Philip Braginsky, Tarter Krinsky & Drogin

There are several reasons medical device companies need to consider blockchain issues along with the internet of things. IoT will soon become a widespread technology, and it will require new levels of security and integrity in a healthcare setting.

Beyond the ability to track a device or ensure custody over the chain of title—all things that are easily done without blockchain—if you are working to get nearer to your end user by harnessing data, blockchain could be critical.

If your strategic plan includes reconfiguring your company’s vertical integration, you will likely benefit from blockchain applications. If you are moving beyond manufacturing and integrating products and services into healthcare solutions, blockchain can be a crucial differentiator and eventually a necessity for...