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Doctor-backed startup aims to bring blockchain to health care
San Francisco Business Times

A Menlo Park incubator backed by the American Medical Association has spun out its first company focused on using blockchain to solve data and administrative challenges in the health care business.

San Francisco-based Akiri today is releasing its first product, Akiri Switch, a subscription-based data network for managing health information. It’s a part of the industry’s move to digitize and automate health care using blockchain technology. If successful, blockchain may provide a better way for data to move between payers, providers and patients and result in significant cost reductions.