As I take a break from starting my Torts homework I started to think about what legal issues will be/are faced with blockchain technology in healthcare. Obviously, our legal system needs to shift to accommodate the technology evolution. States like Delaware (an early adopter (2016)), Illinois, Vermont (H.868), Tennessee, and Wyoming have taken the lead to lay a legislative foundation. Because healthcare is so heavily regulated, legal consideration in the following areas are important: 1) Enabling compliance with HIPAA 2) Understanding the impact to General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”) – for example 3) Legal considerations related to Smart Contracts 4) Legal considerations related to Blockchain Patents, and 5) Legal issues related to Open Source in distributed ledger technology (DLT) I’ve attached one of the articles from Westlaw Edge that caught my attention. Let’s continue the conversation. There is so much work to be done in this space…exciting times!