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Today’s Healthcare Challenges and How Blockchain Can Help Solve Them

February 21, 2017 — 08:00AM EST - 09:00AM EST


Join IBM for a HIMSS17 Breakfast Briefing

Presented by:
Srini Attili
IBM Vice President & Partner, Application Innovation Consulting, US Public Sector & Healthcare

Our healthcare ecosystem is increasingly complex, with multiple stakeholders engaged in intricate, sensitive interactions that can lead to data security and privacy challenges and operational inefficiencies. Ownership and trusted access to medical information and administrative data is critical, yet the process must be made simpler and less costly.

If your organization is worried about issues of security, scalability, interoperability, and privacy, Blockchain should be part of your strategic design for business process modernization. Attend this session to hear from the authors of IBM’s winning submission to the HHS ONC Challenge on the Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-relatedResearch Challenge. Here you’ll learn more about Blockchain and its potential for addressing significant healthcare issues such as:

  • Counterfeit Drug Prevention and Detection: Introduce blockchain-enabled solutions to protect and enhance the pharmaceutical supply chain
  • Validation and Payment of Claims: Reduce process time and friction, including compliance with contract terms
  • Genomics Research: Accessibility to genetic data secured on blockchain
  • Clinical Trial Results: Improve accountability and transparency in the clinical trial reporting process
  • Internet of Things and Blockchain: Consumer-generated health data meets IoT wearables through data accessibility and interconnection with health records
  • Outcome-Based Payments: Assigns each consumer a unique digital identity with data from blockchain (payers measure metrics for positive outcomes)

Please join us and your industry colleagues for a thought provoking discussion on this innovative and exciting new technology.

Breakfast and refreshments will be served.


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