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Global Blockchain in Healthcare Market: Focus on Industry Analysis and Opportunity Matrix - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2025

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  • 150 Pages
  • April 2018
  • Region: Global
  • BIS Research
  • ID: 4519297
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The development in providing efficient health-care services is heavily dependent on advances in the information technology, and particularly in the ability to record and store information easily and economically and share it securely among disparate applications and systems.  However, less than 10% of healthcare organizations regularly share medical information with providers outside of their organization. The lack of interoperability and limited linkage between the healthcare storage systems, makes it difficult to transmit, retrieve, clean and analyze data. Thus, most of the data is contained in silos. Additionally, there are widespread concerns regarding security and privacy  about storage and exchange of data as healthcare organizations have been subjected to growing number of data breaches and malicious attacks. Blockchain technology is increasingly being touted as the panacea for the interoperability and security issues that plague the antiquated health systems.

The global blockchain in the healthcare market is estimated to amount to $5.61 billion by 2025, witnessing a double-digit growth throughout the forecast period of 2018-2025.

The research study is a compilation of various segmentations including the blockchain structure and ecosystem, foundational elements of blockchain, types of blockchains and their uses, and expected adoption timeline of blockchain in healthcare. This report provides a detailed analysis of the various use cases and applications of blockchain in healthcare, their benefits, and challenges for their implementation. Moreover, it gives the potential revenue generation from the adoption of blockchain for each application over the forecast period. 

The market has been analyzed based on various micro and macro trends influencing it. While highlighting the key driving and restraining forces for this dynamic market, the report also provides a comprehensive section on competitive landscape, regulatory framework, funding scenario, and key strategies and developments mapping within the global blockchain in the healthcare market.

The following key questions have been addressed in the report:

  • How has the blockchain in healthcare market evolved in the past and how is it anticipated to evolve during the forecast period from 2018 to 2025?
  • What are the major market factors propelling the adoption of blockchain technology in the healthcare market?
  • What are the various challenges for the implementation of blockchain that must be addressed?
  • What are the major applications of blockchain in healthcare that are being explored?
  • Who are the key players offering technology solutions across the different applications and how are they competitively positioned in the market?
  • What are the key developmental strategies adopted by the key players to stand out in this market?
  • Which applications are on investment priority and why? What will be the revenue generated through each application through the forecast period?

The report also examines the role of the leading market players involved in the industry. The company profiles section highlights significant information about the key companies, such as their product portfolio, financial positions, and the SWOT analysis of these players. Some of the key players in blockchain in the healthcare market are Hashed Health, iSolve, Patientory, Medical chain, Chronicled, FarmaTrust, SimplyVital Health, The Link Lab, IBM Corporation, Change Healthcare, Microsoft, and Optum.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1 Research Scope and Methodology
1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 The Blockchain Technology Report Research Methodology
1.2.1 Primary Sources
1.2.2 Secondary Sources

2 Market Overview
2.1 Blockchain Structure
2.2 Blockchain Construct
2.2.1 Proof-of-Work (POW)
2.2.2 Proof-of-Stake (PoS)
2.3 Blockchain Ecosystem
2.4 Foundational Elements of Blockchain
2.5 Types of Blockchain
2.5.1 Public Blockchain
2.5.2 Private Blockchain
2.5.3 Permissioned Blockchain
2.6 Blockchain Adoption Timeline in Healthcare

3 Market Dynamics
3.1 Market Drivers
3.1.1 Elimination of Intermediaries and Cost Savings
3.1.2 Transparency and Removal of Risk of Unscrupulous Activity and Security from Cyber Attacks
3.1.3 Government Partnerships
3.1.4 Establishment of Consortiums/ Working Groups
3.2 Market Challenges
3.2.1 Lack of Awareness and Understanding
3.2.2 Trade Off between Cost and Security
3.2.3 Shortage of Skill Set

4 Industry Analysis
4.1 Healthcare Blockchain Consortiums
4.1.1 The Hyperledger Project – Healthcare Working Group
4.1.2 Hashed Health Blockchain Consortium
4.1.3 The Mediledger Project
4.1.4 DokChain Alliance
4.1.5 Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics, Optum & United Healthcare – Blockchain Group
4.1.6 My Health My Data Consortium
4.1.7 Viant Blockchain Programme
4.2 Regulatory Landscape
4.2.1 Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
4.2.2 Cold Chain Monitoring
4.2.3 Medical Data Management
4.3 Standards

5 Competitive Insights
5.1 Key Strategies & Development
5.1.1 Product Development & Launch
5.1.2 Partnerships, Joint Ventures & Collaborations
5.1.3 Funding & Contracts
5.1.4 Others
5.2 Investment and Funding Scenario

6 Blockchain Application in Healthcare: Opportunity and Use Case Analysis
6.1 Healthcare Data Exchange and Interoperability
6.1.1 Current Challenges Data Security
6.1.2 Blockchain Solutions Interoperability Data Security and Privacy Patient Engagement
6.2 Drug Supply Chain Management
6.2.1 Current Challenges
6.2.2 Blockchain Solutions Counterfeit Products Compliance Cold Chain Monitoring
6.3 Prescription Drug Abuse
6.3.1 Current Challenges
6.3.2 Blockchain Solution
6.4 Health Insurance
6.4.1 Current Challenges
6.4.2 Blockchain Solutions Exchange of Information Maintaining Accurate Client Information Underwriting, Pricing and Claim Management Compliance Payments
6.5 Drug Discovery and Clinical Trials

7 Company Profiles
7.1 Change Healthcare
7.1.1 Company Overview
7.1.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.1.3 Corporate Summary
7.1.4 Recent Developments
7.1.5 SWOT Analysis
7.2 Chronicled, Inc.
7.2.1 Company Overview
7.2.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.2.3 Corporate Summary
7.2.4 Recent Developments
7.2.5 SWOT Analysis
7.3 Factom Inc.
7.3.1 Company Overview
7.3.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.3.3 Corporate Summary
7.3.4 Recent Developments
7.3.5 SWOT Analysis
7.4 FarmaTrust
7.4.1 Company Overview
7.4.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.4.3 Corporate Summary
7.4.4 Recent Developments
7.4.5 SWOT Analysis
7.5 Hashed Health
7.5.1 Company Overview
7.5.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.5.3 Corporate Summary
7.5.4 Recent Developments
7.5.5 SWOT Analysis
7.6 Healthereum, LLC
7.6.1 Company Overview
7.6.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.6.3 Corporate Summary
7.6.4 SWOT Analysis
7.7 Healthureum
7.7.1 Company Overview
7.7.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.7.3 Corporate Summary
7.7.4 SWOT Analysis
7.8 IBM Corporation
7.8.1 Company Overview
7.8.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.8.3 Recent Developments
7.8.4 Financials Overall Financials Net Revenue by Business Segment Net Revenue by Region Financial Summary
7.8.5 SWOT Analysis
7.9 iSolve, LLC
7.9.1 Company Overview
7.9.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.9.3 Corporate Summary
7.9.4 SWOT Analysis
7.10 Medicalchain SA
7.10.1 Company Overview
7.10.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.10.3 Corporate Summary
7.10.4 Recent Developments
7.10.5 SWOT Analysis
7.11 Microsoft Corporation
7.11.1 Company Overview
7.11.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.11.3 Financials Overall Financials Net Revenue by Business Segment Net Revenue by Region Financial Summary
7.11.4 SWOT Analysis
7.12 Patientory, Inc.
7.12.1 Company Overview
7.12.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.12.3 Corporate Summary
7.12.4 Recent Developments
7.12.5 SWOT Analysis
7.13 PokitDok, Inc.
7.13.1 Company Overview
7.13.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.13.3 Corporate Summary
7.13.4 Recent Developments
7.13.5 SWOT Analysis
7.14 Proof.Work
7.14.1 Company Overview
7.14.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.14.3 Corporate Summary
7.14.4 SWOT Analysis
7.15 SimplyVital Health Inc.
7.15.1 Company Overview
7.15.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.15.3 Corporate Summary
7.15.4 Recent Developments
7.15.5 SWOT Analysis
7.16 SkyCell AG
7.16.1 Company Overview
7.16.2 Product/Service Offerings
7.16.3 Corporate Summary
7.16.4 SWOT Analysis

List of Tables
Table 3.1 Market Drivers – Impact Analysis
Table 3.2 Market Drivers – Impact Analysis
Table 5.1 Investment and Funding Scenario
Table 6.1 Blockchain in Healthcare Market by Application (2018-2025)
Table 6.2 Key Players Offering Blockchain based Healthcare Data Exchange Solutions
Table 6.3 Key Players Providing Blockchain based Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management Solutions
Table 6.4 Key Players Providing Blockchain Solutions for Health Insurance
Table 7.1 Change Healthcare: Recent Developments
Table 7.2 Chronicled: Recent Developments
Table 7.3 Factom: Recent Developments
Table 7.4 FarmaTrust: Recent Developments
Table 7.5 Hashed Health: Recent Developments
Table 7.6 IBM Recent Developments
Table 7.7 Medicalchain SA: Recent Developments
Table 7.8 Patientory, Inc.: Recent Developments
Table 7.9 PokitDok: Recent Developments
Table 7.10  SimplyVital Health Inc.: Recent Developments

List of Figures
Figure 1  Blockchain Application Analysis
Figure 2  Blockchain in Healthcare Market by Application
Figure 1.1 Blockchain Technology Report Scope
Figure 1.2 Top-Down Approach for Estimating Blockchain in Healthcare Revenue
Figure 2.1 Blockchain Structure
Figure 2.2 Process Flow in Proof-of-Work (PoW)
Figure 2.3 Comparison between Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake
Figure 2.4 Blockchain Ecosystem
Figure 2.5 Public Blockchain
Figure 2.6 Private Blockchain
Figure 2.7 Blockchain Ecosystem by Type of Blockchain, 2017 and 2026
Figure 2.8 Adoption Timeline Blockchain in Healthcare
Figure 5.1 Key Strategies Employed by Companies in Healthcare Blockchain
Figure 6.1 Challenges Related to Data Privacy and Security
Figure 6.2 Uploading Data on the Blockchain from EHRs
Figure 6.3 Benefits of Blockchain Use for Health Data Exchange
Figure 6.4 Blockchain Market for Healthcare Data Exchange (2017-2025)
Figure 6.5 Current Challenges of Pharma Supply Chain
Figure 6.6 Trade Incidents of Fake Pharmaceuticals by Region
Figure 6.7 Blockchain for Drug Traceability
Figure 6.8 Drug Traceability Laws across the World
Figure 6.9 Blockchain Market in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain (2017-2025)
Figure 6.10 Advantages of Using Blockchain in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
Figure 6.11 Current Paint Points of Health Insurance
Figure 6.12 Frauds Committed by Different Stakeholders in Health Insurance
Figure 6.13 Use Cases of Blockchain in Insurance
Figure 6.14 Blockchain Market in Health Insurance (2017-2025)
Figure 6.15 Clinical Trial Consent on Blockchain
Figure 6.16 Blockchain Market in Drug Discovery (2017-2025)
Figure 7.1 Change Healthcare: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.2 Change Healthcare: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.3 Chronicled: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.4 Chronicled: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.5 Factom Inc.: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.6 Factom: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.7 FarmaTrust: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.8 FarmaTrust Target Architecture
Figure 7.9 FarmaTrust: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.10 Hashed Health: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.11 Hashed Health: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.12 Healthereum, LLC: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.13 Healthereum, LLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.14 Healthureum: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.15 Healthureum, LLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.16 IBM Corporation: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.17 IBM Corporation: Overall Financials (2015-2017)
Figure 7.18 IBM Corporation: Net Revenue by Business Segment (2015-2017)
Figure 7.19 IBM Corporation: Net Revenue by Region (2015-17)
Figure 7.20 IBM Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.21 iSolve, LLC: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.22 iSolve, LLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.23 Medicalchain SA: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.24 Medicalchain: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.25 Microsoft Corporation: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.26 Microsoft Corporation: Overall Financials (2015-17)
Figure 7.27 Microsoft Corporation: Net Revenue by Business Segment (2015-2017)
Figure 7.28 Microsoft Corporation: Net Revenue by Region (2015-17)
Figure 7.29 Microsoft Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.30 Patientory, Inc.: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.31 Patientory, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.32 PokitDok: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.33 PokitDok: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.34 Proof.Work: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.35 Proof.Work: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.36 SimplyVital Health Inc.: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.37 SimplyVital Health, Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 7.38 SkyCell: Product/Service Offerings
Figure 7.39 SkyCell AG: SWOT Analysis



Executive Summary

Exchange of health information is essential for controlling rising healthcare costs. and in promoting quality care. However, the amount of information shared among hospitals, physicians, institutions, and other providers remains minimal as currently, even the world’s most advanced healthcare systems are highly fragmented. The lack of interoperability and limited linkage between healthcare storage systems, makes it difficult to transmit, retrieve, clean and analyse data, and therefore, most of the data is contained in silos. Moreover, there are widespread concerns regarding security and privacy concerns pertaining to storage and exchange of data as healthcare organizations have been subjected to growing number of data breaches and malicious attacks.

Consequently, the development in providing efficient health-care services is extensively dependent on advances in information technology, and particularly in the ability to record and store information easily and economically, and share it securely among disparate applications and systems. Blockchain can play a critical role in overcoming the shortcomings and challenges associated with legacy systems. Some of the key advantages of employing blockchain are the introduction of a more transparent procedure, complete elimination of third party intermediaries, streamlining of operational processes, and significant costs. Additionally, blockchain can pave the way for the shift to a more value-based healthcare system from the existing fee-based healthcare systems, improve patient engagement and even open up opportunities for the introduction of more consumer centric product segments and revenue streams.

The uptake of the technology could save the healthcare industry up to $100 billion per year by 2025 in data breach related costs, IT costs, operations costs, support function and personnel costs, counterfeit related frauds and insurance frauds. One of the biggest beneficiaries of the technology will be the pharmaceutical companies that lose approximately $200 billion to counterfeit drugs each year. By enabling complete visibility and transparency throughout the drug supply chain, blockchain will enable tracking of drugs to their point of origin and thus help eliminate falsified medication. Health insurance which has been subject to growing number of frauds, especially those conducted by the providers, is also expected to witness up to $10 billion reduction in costs annually. The global blockchain in the healthcare market is expected grow at a CAGR of 63.85% from 2018 to 2025, to reach a value of $5.61 billion by 2025. The use of blockchain for healthcare data exchange will contribute the largest market share throughout the forecast period, reaching a value of $1.89 billion by 2025, owing to the use of blockchain to solve the most widespread problem in healthcare information systems related to interoperability and non-standardization that has created data silos in the industry. The market for blockchain in health insurance is expected to witness the fastest growth rate across applications, with a CAGR of 70.2%. This growth can be attributed to the use of blockchain to reduce IT and operational costs in insurance process and to reduce healthcare related frauds that cost the healthcare market billions of dollars each year.

However, shift to blockchain based solutions will require significant investments and efforts including seamless integration with the current infrastructure, and blockchain providers may experience resistance from healthcare players for changing from legacy systems and processes to blockchain. Industry alignment is necessary for bringing in standardization and promoting interoperability between different networks which are being developed by different enterprises that run on different consensus protocol. Moreover, the current absence of regulation needs to be resolved to address questions about how blockchains will be managed and run.

Companies Mentioned

  • Change Healthcare
  • Chronicled, Inc.
  • Corporate Summary
  • Factom Inc.
  • FarmaTrust
  • Financial Summary
  • Financials
  • Hashed Health
  • Healthereum, LLC
  • Healthureum
  • IBM Corporation
  • iSolve, LLC
  • Medicalchain SA
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Patientory, Inc.
  • PokitDok, Inc.
  • Product/Service Offerings
  • Proof.Work
  • Recent Developments
  • SWOT Analysis
  • SimplyVital Health Inc.
  • SkyCell AG