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Blockchain firm Equideum and Nokia building exchange to let patients sell healthcare data

The market for patient healthcare data is booming. To that end, blockchain company Equideum Health and Nokia have announced plans build a SaaS-based marketplace where patient information is amassed for sale to researchers.

The Decentralized Equideum Exchange will be a blockchain-based service enabling patients to sell their personal data to be used by pharmaceutical and other life sciences firms for research purposes. “From a life sciences perspective, they’d love to have access to this data,” said Jeffery Smith, a Gartner research director focusing on pharmaceutical R&D within life sciences.

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Source:: Computerworld