Webinar: Blockchain Principles & Practice in Healthcare

by | Jun 27, 2018 | Health Informatics Resources | 0 comments

Learn more about blockchain fundamentals and how this digital technology works within healthcare. Blockchain has already found ways to improve security, interoperability, and enhance the overall patient experience. Where will this ledger-based system take healthcare next?

Blockchain Webinar Overview

Hosted by the UNE Online Master of Science in Health Informatics program, this webinar will bring together three experts in the field:

  • Rob Dolci, President, and CEO of Aizoon USA. This technology company specializes in solving challenges through innovative solutions like designing and developing software systems for smarter factories and more secure networks.
  • Todd Kitchens, University of New England graduate from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, who works as a physician and digital health expert in Maine.
  • Sean Manion, CEO of Science Distributed, a science research company that develops systems of sharing and security through blockchain technology. 

Quotes from the Webinar

Blockchain in Healthcare

“I had a lot of experience with trying to set up registries for traumatic brain injury for psychological health, and one of the biggest sticking points is that the data is not standardized. So, some emergency department in San Antonio versus a nurse in Boston VA versus a neurologist or neuropsychologist at Walter Reed might all enter different ICD-9 codes, but all view the problem with traumatic brain injury or persistent headache that might come with it in a different way. That lack of data standardization makes it very challenging to set up registries, but will also be a challenge when it comes to different types of applications of distributed ledger technology. So, that lack of standardization isn’t going to be automatically solved with blockchain, but it is a potential forcing function for getting the people involved to agree upon a standardization.”

“It’s obvious from a grassroots movement, from a patient point of view, and also from a primary care provider point of view, it makes perfect sense to work on technology that increases the degree of transparency and control of information and the blockchain is a very good answer to this type of question.”