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Exec Chat: XMed2019: How IBM Watson Health's CTO Uses Blockchain To Eliminate 'Friction Points' In Health Care

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Ted Tanner, the new chief technology officer and chief architect of IBM Watson Health, recently sat down with Medtech Insight to discuss his plans for the company. In 2020, IBM will start testing the first use cases of its blockchain-based data information exchange network, a partnership with several health-care organizations, aimed at reducing administrative errors and costs. Tanner refers to blockchain as an "enablement platform" that augments computing power.

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