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Blockchain: Beyond the Hype-What Is Really Motivating It?

11:30am - 12:30pm Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Over the past few years, Blockchain has been touted as a panacea for a number of technology issues and as an enabler for business. As the technology improves, and more people become aware of it, the more problems they think they can solve with it, and the more the hype grows. We believe that this hype stems from several fundamental business problems with collaboration, electronic medical records and enterprise resource planning software that underpins the clinical enterprise. In this session, the speakers will discuss the problems they are trying to solve and how they can undertake changes to better prepare our organizations for increased collaboration, patient empowerment and the governance needed to successfully implement collaborative and distributed technologies like Blockchain while improving privacy and security.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe the fundamental technologies behind private Blockchains and how they apply in a collaborative environment
  • Recognize how customization of Electronic Medical Record and enterprise resource planning systems have led to an inability to share data with peers or easily reconcile data
  • Analyze current business processes and systems for opportunities to apply collaborative technologies
  • Develop governance techniques to implement private Blockchain technologies effectively using current organizational structures to monitor and maintain the relevant business processes
  • Employ collaborative and distributed technologies such as Blockchain to demonstrate improvement in your organization


Executive Director, Information Security and Compliance,
Indiana University Health


Information Management Professional