Blockchain in Healthcare: A Rock Stars of Technology Event

February 22, 2017 — 09:00AM EST - 05:00PM EST
414B, Level IV, West Concourse


Presented by IEEE Computer Society

Cost: $250 (Advance) | $325 (Standard)

Blockchain is the next hot technology in healthcare. While still a nascent technology in the healthcare industry, blockchain has potential to help organizations bridge traditional data silos, dramatically increase IT and organizational efficiencies, keep business and medical data secure, and streamline patients’ access to medical data. Yet most companies have more questions than answers about the technology’s use cases and the impacts it will have on their IT infrastructure and ecosystems. Is it real or is it hype? Can it work with existing systems or will it disrupt business as we know it? This day-long conference brings together top executives from leading hospitals, health insurance companies, health IT firms, and startups to provide an in-depth discussion of blockchain opportunities and implications.

Lunch Included.


8:00 am - 9:00 amCoffee & Tea 
9:00 am - 9:45 amBlockchain and Its Practical Use Cases in HealthcareTamara StClaire
Conduent (Xerox Business Services)

Tamara StClaire is a healthcare enthusiast with a passion for the impact technology has on the future of patient-driven care. She is a health IT expert advising organizations looking to grow and expand their product portfolio. She is on the advisory board of BaseHealth and consults for a venture accelerator on digital health. Previously, Tamara was the Chief Innovation Officer of the Xerox Healthcare Business Group where her role was to create and lead the growth of new solutions sitting at the nexus of R&D, M&A and partnerships Tamara speaks frequently on healthcare technology and innovation. Previous engagements include the Health:Further Summit 2016, Health Data Management and Mining 2016 and Health 2.0 2015. She was recently named one of the Most Powerful Women in Healthcare IT by Health Data Management and recognized as a Social Media Ambassador at HIMSS 2016 and HIMSS 2017.
9:45 am - 10:30 amAdvancing progress towards a safe and secure nationwide system of interoperable heath ITDr. Jon White
Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) HHS ONC

Steven Posnack
Director, Office of Standards and Technology
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services (HHS) HHS ONC
10:30 am - 11:00 amBreak 
11:00 am - 11:45 amBlockchain Use-Cases and Opportunities in HealthcareAbbie Barbir
Sr. Security Advisor, Mobile Security Innovation, Global Info Security
11:45 am - 12:30 pmComputing the Contract: Why Smart Contracts are the AssetTed Tanner, Jr.
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch & Roundtable

Join Brian Behlendorf, Hyperledger Executive Director, and Hyperledger Members Gem, IBM and others for a practical, hands-on exploration of blockchain entry points for healthcare. Designed for healthcare professionals charged with spearheading their organization's lab, PoC and pilot use of blockchain technology, this lunch and learn will build on the recent Hyperledger Healthcare working group survey and dive deep to explore popular industry use cases. Specifically, we'll work together on:

  • MVPs for popular healthcare blockchain use cases
  • What roadblocks might prevent a PoC? e.g. regulatory/legal, lack of skills, specialized code, and how can each be overcome?
  • Who would be on the ideal team to drive the use case forward?
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPanel: What is the Impact of Blockchain on Connected Health?

Josh Greenberg
Enterprise Applications Consulting

David McCallie Jr, MD, Sr. VP, Medical Informatics, Cerner Corp
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger
Srinivas Attili, VP & Partner, IBM Global Services Public Secto

3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreak 
3:30 pm - 4:15 pmBlockchains: Revealing the Hidden Cost of TrustMicah Winkelspecht
Founder & CEO
4:15 pm - 5:00 pmDefining a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with Blockchain in Healthcare: Challenges and opportunities.John Mattison, MD
Sr. VP and Chief Medical Information Officer
Kaiser Permanente


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