Blockchain technology has been gaining attention in the healthcare industry due to its potential for improved cybersecurity and interoperability. However, implementing blockchain in the existing regulatory environment of privacy law presents challenges. Attorney Sharon Klein argues that blockchain may not easily align with laws such as HIPAA, and suggests finding smaller projects that can utilize blockchain without facing regulatory hurdles. Private industry self-regulation and standard-setting could also help increase adoption of blockchain in healthcare.
The growing integration of digital systems into critical infrastructure opens up new vulnerabilities to cyber threats. High interconnectivity between various national infrastructure systems (transport, healthcare,