College of Pharmacy first academic organization to join Hashed Health Consortium supporting health care block chain initiatives through research, education

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Hashed Health, a healthcare innovation company leveraging blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for transformation in the healthcare industry, announced Lipscomb University’s College of Pharmacy as the first academic organization to join its consortium. Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy is partnering to educate, innovate and build healthcare technology solutions on blockchain and distributed ledger platforms. This partnership with Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy is the university’s initial entrance into the blockchain space with curriculum, classes and internships on blockchain technology along with professors conducting research.

Pharm Block_4Nashville is the center for healthcare and boasts more than 4,000 healthcare businesses. A recent report by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, found ”. . .  the Nashville area possesses important expertise relevant to HIT, including in clinical care, disease management, behavioral health and wellness, diagnostic testing, data management, and the management of physician transactions.” One of these new areas is blockchain.

“We see tremendous opportunity to update and streamline pharmacy operations through the blockchain,” said Roger Davis, dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences at Lipscomb University. “This partnership is a stepping stone into leveraging the blockchain and distributed ledger technology to be at the forefront of healthcare improvements.”

Joining Hashed Health supports the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy’s larger vision around managing healthcare big data. Earlier this year, Lipscomb’s College of Pharmacy became the first college of pharmacy in the nation to provide student pharmacists a competitive edge for the future by providing full access to IBM WatsonTM Analytics for smart data discovery. 

“Our goal for Hashed Health is to redefine how people including students view healthcare technology,” said John Bass, CEO of Hashed Health. “With the combination of Hashed Health’s expertise on the intersection of healthcare and blockchain technology, and the research capability of Lipscomb University’ College of Pharmacy, we are driving the next revolution in healthcare.”

Pharm Block_3Founded in 2007, the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education and offers a four-year program leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Its graduates place in the top 10 percent of all colleges of pharmacy with their most recent NAPLEX scores at an average of 96.10 percent pass rate.  Its students have also achieved an overall 97 percent pass rate on the MPJE exam. In addition, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy graduates have a 100 percent job placement rate. Last month, the college’s graduate program in health care informatics was ranked No. 11 in the nation by Healthcare Administration Degree Programs. For more information, visit pharmacy.lipscomb.edu.

Hashed Health is a healthcare innovation firm focused on accelerating the meaningful development of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. To empower its partner clients, Hashed Health provides value-added services such as product management, product development, regulatory guidance, and technology support services for blockchain solutions and blockchain networks. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Hashed Health’s healthcare experts focus on making sure the business problem drives the appropriate technical solution. Hased Health also provides exposure to existing networks who are actively exploring, piloting, or using blockchain solutions. More information can be found at www.hashedhealth.com or by emailing join@hashedhealth.com.

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