An Overview of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Healthcare and Orthopaedic Surgery


  • Evan Banks University of Minnesota
  • Alicia Harrison
  • Allison Rao



Blockchain, Technology, Healthcare, Data storage, Innovation


Objective: Analyze the current published literature and provide a high-level overview of blockchain technology in healthcare and orthopaedic surgery.

Design: Narrative Review

Results and Conclusion: While the advantages of blockchain technology have been discussed extensively in the finance world, there are also many potential advantages for blockchain to be implemented in healthcare and orthopaedic practice. Some of these advantages include enhanced data security, research, remote patient monitoring, and supply chain tracking. However, many limitations with the current iterations of blockchain technology prevent its practical use.



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How to Cite

Banks, E., Harrison, A. ., & Rao, A. . (2024). An Overview of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Healthcare and Orthopaedic Surgery. Journal of Orthopaedic Business, 4(2).