Session ID: 
165

Using a Blockchain Approach for the Nationwide Record Locator Service

1:00pm - 2:00pm Wednesday, March 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W308A

Description

Associating the health-related records and transactions of patients with their numerous “identities” as they interact with different healthcare providers, payers, pharmacy benefit managers, and other entities is an expensive and complex problem. With many years of experience addressing this issue in different healthcare systems and Health Information Exchanges (HIEs), it is apparent that there is now a compelling and relatively straightforward technical solution for this problem. Presented here is a broadly feasible and technically compelling argument for a blockchain-based approach to addressing these issues. At the same time, challenges ahead and potential strategies to address them are discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Define a mechanism which could be used to create a nationwide record locator
  • Discuss the advantages and some of the challenges to this approach
  • Demonstrate how this blockchain based approach could be designed and implemented based on the current state of health care networks now in place

Speaker(s)

Executive Director,
HealtHIE Nevada

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00

Audience

CIO/CTO/CTIO/Senior IT
Government or Public Policy Professional
Information Management Professional

Level

Intermediate