Challenges and Barriers to Blockchain Adoption in Healthcare
Jan 15, 2019
In this article published by Becker's Hospital Review, Kumar Madurai, Delivery Manager and Principal Consultant, Technology Solutions, discusses his predictions on the most significant blockchain applications in healthcare over the next five years.
"Healthcare entities today are approaching blockchain with guarded optimism," says Madurai. As the number of healthcare startups continues to grow, addressing associated challenges and adoption barriers for blockchain has become a reoccurring conversation. In this article, Madurai outlines the key concepts of blockchain that health IT leaders at hospitals and health systems need to know in order to adopt and implement.
Kumar Madurai is an accomplished executive and principal consultant with an outstanding record in technical and applications management. He brings over 25 years of experience in the strategic planning of technology and infrastructure. Having worked with a variety of hardware platforms and software tools, he is adept at leading technical architecture teams, managing technical infrastructure of mid-range servers, supporting voice and network systems, as well as designing, developing, and implementing corporate business application systems. Kumar has served in lead technical roles for clients ranging from a large manufacturing company to a multinational corporation, for which he drove technical and process standardization and implemented architectural governance. Additional career accomplishments include implementing a Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE) solution that facilitated the ordering and resulting of genetic tests for cancer patients launching an enterprise architecture program and leading a global transformation project to successfully implement Oracle Financials and PeopleSoft HR suite.