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Research by a Medical Student in the Department of Paediatrics suggests that Blockchain could be used to manage electronic health records in a secure, decentralised way.

Anuraag Vazirani, a third year Medical Student at Hertford College, has published a systematic literature review in the Journal of Medical Internet Research – a significant achievement for an undergraduate.

His work was supervised by Dr Edward Meinert from the Department of Paediatrics. The publication focuses on the use of Blockchain (Bitcoin technology) to manage electronic health records in order to improve the management of medical data, and therefore improve health outcomes. Find out more about his research and future plans in a mini-interview.

Read the interview (Department of Paediatrics website)

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