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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

NFTs For Health Data

 Health pattern recognition applied.

NFTs Offer Method to Control Personal Health Information

Baylor College of Medicine, Molly Chiu, February 3, 2022

Nonfungible tokens (NFTs) could be re-engineered to help patients control access to their personal health information, according to an international team of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine bioethicists. The researchers propose using NFT digital contracts to allow patients to specify who may access their personal health information, and permit them to monitor how it is shared. "NFTs could be used to democratize health data and help individuals regain control and participate more in decisions about who can see and use their health information," said Baylor's Kristin Kostick-Quenet. The researchers acknowledged NFTs' complexity and susceptibility to data security flaws, privacy issues, and disagreements over intellectual property rights, as areas warranting further inquiry.

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