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  • Big hospital systems are also looking to blockchain as a way to speed up time-consuming administrative processes.
  • In 2019, Providence, a not-for-profit Catholic health system, acquired Seattle health-tech startup Lumedic to tackle “prior authorization” — when a doctor needs to check with a patient’s insurer to ensure certain surgeries or medications will be covered.
  • In 2021, 16 of Providence’s hospitals and four clinics across Washington, Montana and Oregon were using its shared ledger to speed up prior authorization processing time from days to hours.

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This original article was published in Forbes, February 9, 2022.

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