Most healthcare organizations – 63 percent – say they plan to invest over $ 1 million in blockchain in 2019, according to a Deloitte report.
Deloitte conducted an online survey of 1,053 senior executives of companies with at least $ 500 million in annual revenue from seven countries – Canada, China, France, Germany, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States – between March 26 and April 5 for its global report blockchain.  Eleven percent of the respondents came from the healthcare industry – including suppliers and payers – and 5 percent of the respondents came from the life sciences industry, such as biotechnology, medical devices and pharmaceutical companies.
Here are four things to know about health managers & attitudes towards blockchain in the health and life sciences industries:
1. Fifty-five percent of respondents in these companies have agreed that blockchain will cause "disruptions" in their sector.
2. It is estimated that 60% of these respondents are worried about losing a competitive advantage in their market if they do not adopt the blockchain.
3. Nearly three-quarters of health managers – 74% – identified themselves as "excellent" or "expert" when they were asked to describe their level of understanding of the blockchain.
4. The three industries with the highest number of respondents who claimed to have understood blockchain at the "excellent" or "expert" level were oil and gas (87%), food (86%) and technology, media and communications (81%).  To download the Deloitte report, click here.
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