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Building an Interoperable Blockchain-Enabled Ecosystem

12:30pm - 1:30pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
Hall E - Booth 8300 - Education Theater


Real blockchain-enabled solutions are gaining traction in healthcare, but are they forming in silos? In the past few years, various consortia have emerged that leverage different platforms to solve a number of use cases. While these consortia and platforms aim to address real needs in healthcare, they may also add a layer of complexity to the industry’s existing interoperability challenges. This session will provide guidance on how blockchain projects might consider future blockchain interoperability as they progress, providing insight into the current approaches used by different industry initiatives. Additional insights on current efforts around blockchain standardization with be highlighted, to avoid the creation of interoperability islands.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover the current landscape of blockchain platforms and growing consortia.
  • Highlight progress in standardizing blockchain across platforms.
  • Explore the relationship of blockchain-enabled solutions with existing healthcare interoperability standards.


Executive Director,
Global Lead ,
Consensys Health
Chief Innovation Officer ,
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice,
Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy
Emerging Communities & Op Devt Dtr, IEEE Standards,
IEEE Standards Association