The State of Blockchain in Healthcare: A panel discussion on moving from hype to reality in 2019

7:15am - 8:15am Wednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Join IBM for a HIMSS19 Breakfast Briefing

Despite major initiatives to digitize healthcare information, major improvements in transparency and frictionless exchange of information among stakeholders in the healthcare system are still necessary. Blockchain can increase transparency and trust to healthcare processes, allowing near real-time efficient exchange of permissioned healthcare information and significant reductions in administrative overhead costs. There are other benefits of blockchain technology, including greater security in communication and consistency across visits and treatments and streamlined billing and administration for payers and providers alike to name a few. 

Healthcare is a complex system that is not easily disrupted. Join industry leaders from Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) and PNC to discuss how health insurers and financial institutions expect blockchain to be used as a tool in solving many of the industry’s ills and their perspective on the changes necessary to achieve near real-time data exchange and transparency while reducing administrative costs.
•    Aetna: Rob Samuel, Executive Director Technology Research and Innovation
•    Anthem: Bobby Samuel, VP Strategic Claims Modernization
•    HCSC: Addison McGuffin, VP Innovation & Engagement
•    PNC: Mary Butler-Everson, SVP Healthcare Product Innovations

Moderated by:  Sean Hogan, General Manager Healthcare and Life Sciences at IBM.

Breakfast and refreshements will be served.