Rock Stars of Blockchain Healthcare

Blockchain is quickly becoming a major cybersecurity technology that healthcare industries are anxious to adopt.

Co-located at HIMSS 2017 Conference Orlando, FL. Feb 22, 2017

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Rock Stars of Blockchain Healthcare

About the Event

Blockchain is becoming the next hot topic in healthcare. While still a nascent technology in the healthcare industry, blockchain healthcare has potential to help organizations bridge traditional data silos, dramatically increase IT and organizational efficiencies, keep business and medical data secure, and streamline patients’ access to medical data. Yet most companies have more questions than answers about the technology’s use cases and the impacts it will have on their IT infrastructure and ecosystems. Is it real or is it hype? Can it work with existing systems or will it disrupt business as we know it? This day-long conference brings together executives from leading hospitals, health insurance companies, health IT firms, and startups to provide an in-depth discussion of blockchain healthcare opportunities and implications.

 

Why Attend?

Here’s your chance to hear directly from industry-leading healthcare executives on need-to-know issues, such as

  • Blockchain’s interoperability features and how these might benefit IT systems, patients, and ACOs
  • The potential to use blockchain healthcare to revolutionize data analytics, research and population health
  • How blockchain can reduce your company’s exposure to fraud and cyber threats
  • If leading IT vendors and regulators are evaluating blockchain, and the implications their perspectives might have on your EHRs and health information exchanges
  • Ways to use blockchain to improve the patient experience
  • The types of applications offered by emerging solution vendors

This is also a great networking opportunity. Attendees will have many chances throughout the day to:

  • Engage in Q&As to get answers to specific questions
  • Interact with speakers and colleagues

Key takeaway: After participating in this event, you will be able to use your findings to help inform your own company’s strategic decisions about if, when, and how to begin pursuing blockchain solutions.    

Speakers

Abbie Barbir

Abbie Barbir
Abbie Barbir Senior Security Advisor, Mobile Security Innovation, Global Information Security, Aetna

Abbie Barbir - Abstract and Bio

Abbie Barbir: Blockchain Use-Cases and Opportunities in Healthcare

Abstract: Technologies like Blockchain can play a significant role in reducing costs within the healthcare industry. The success of Blockchain technology in the healthcare system depends on its efficient integration in applications with innovative use cases that illustrate to the industry its cost benefits. The ability to share and exchange data in an interoperable fashion in healthcare industry can result in significant Click here to Read More
Bio:
Abbie Barbir is a member of Aetna Global Information Security where he serves as a Senior Security Advisor in the areas of Identity Management, Mobile devices and Authentication. Abbie has extensive experience in identity and access management. He has worked with many standard organizations on developing next generation authentication technologies. Currently he represents Aetna on the FIDO Board of Directors. Abbie holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, USA. In his more than 25 years in the software and security industry, he has been a professor of Computer Science, an application developer, data compression and encryption inventor, systems architect, security architect, engineering manager, consultant, author, and inventor of numerous security algorithms and articles.  PowerPoint Abbie Barbir Blockchain Healthcare Presentation  

Jon White - Abstract and Bio

Jon White: Advancing progress towards a safe and secure nationwide system of interoperable health IT

Abstract:
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. You’ve probably heard this many times during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, as well as throughout the year. It’s an important principle — one that we at ONC firmly believe. Cybersecurity can only be achieved in a culture where privacy and security are valued. All of us have a role to play in creating such a culture. We at ONC focus on helping our stakeholders, specifically health care providers in small practices, discover how to promote and adopt a culture of privacy and security.  
Bio:
Dr. Jon White, Deputy National Coordinator, is a family physician who has dedicated his career to improving health and health care quality through the use and sharing of electronic health information. Dr. White has been working in partnership with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) since 2004. ONC is at the forefront of the nation’s efforts to adopt and meaningfully use health information technology, and achieve health information technology interoperability, as a foundational element of better health for everyone in America. Click here to Read More PowerPoint Dr. Jon White Blockchain Presentation

Jon White

Jon White
Jon White, Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Steven Posnack

Steven Posnack
Steven Posnack Director, Office of Standards and Technology Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Steven Posnack - Abstract and Bio

Steven Posnack: Advancing progress towards a safe and secure nationwide system of interoperable health IT

Abstract:
Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. You’ve probably heard this many times during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, as well as throughout the year. It’s an important principle — one that we at ONC firmly believe. Cybersecurity can only be achieved in a culture where privacy and security are valued. All of us have a role to play in creating such a culture. We at ONC focus on helping our stakeholders, specifically health care providers in small practices, discover how to promote and adopt a culture of privacy and security.
Bio:
Steven Posnack joined the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in July 2005. Prior to serving as the Director of the Office of Standards and Technology, Steve led ONC’s Federal Policy Division within the Office of Policy and Planning from 2010 to 2014. In this capacity, Steve led ONC’s regulatory affairs, legislative analysis, and several federal policy developments and coordination activities. As the Federal Policy Division Director, Steve developed the health IT standards and certification policy necessary to support the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Steve authored and supervised the drafting of all regulations issued by ONC during this time period, including several standards and certification criteria regulations, the regulations necessary to establish the ONC Health IT Certification Program, and an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on metadata standards.  PowerPoint Steven Posnack Blockchain Presentation

Tamara StClaire - Abstract and Bio

Tamara StClaire: Blockchain and Its Practical Use Cases in Healthcare

 Abstract:
The exponential growth of blockchain applications can benefit many areas of healthcare. Healthcare challenges that can be improved via blockchain are: master patient identification, autonomous auto-adjudication, longitudinal patient history, interoperability, supply chain management, clinical trials, and unleashing data for research. Stakeholders are starting to align and collaborate in unique ways to bring together the ecosystem and brain trust that will realize these new applications. Innovative startups are playing in this space and are cutting a wide swath in the industry. Even with this rosy outlook, there are still technical challenges that exist and are being tackled aggressively by academia and industry with many POC’s highlighting potential answers. The blockchain will replace and re-architect many incumbent systems to remove friction and provide for new business models, greater efficiencies in healthcare and will move us forward in realizing the Triple Aim.
 
Bio:
Tamara StClaire is a healthcare enthusiast with a passion for the impact technology has on the future of patient-driven care. She is a health IT expert advising organizations looking to grow and expand their product portfolio. She is on the advisory board of BaseHealth and consults for a venture accelerator on digital health. Previously, Tamara was the Chief Innovation Officer of the Xerox Healthcare Business Group where her role was to create and lead the growth of new solutions sitting at the nexus of R&D, M&A and partnerships.Click here to Read More   PowerPoint Tamara StClaire HIMSS Presentation  

Tamara StClaire

Tamara St Claire
Tamara StClaire - Chief Innovation Officer - Xerox Business Services, Commercial Healthcare

Micah Winkelspecht

Micah Winkelspecht
Micah Winkelspecht Founder and CEO of Gem

Micah Winkelspecht - Abstract and Bio

Micah Winkelspecht: Fireside Chat

Blockchains: Revealing the Hidden Cost of Trust

Abstract:
Whether we talk about the higher education transcript or the patient health record, it really boils down to the fact that we have always kept records in some kind of a centralized system and we give very little access or control to the people who should be owning their records. Click here to Read More
Bio:
Micah Winkelspecht is the CEO and Founder of Gem, a blockchain platform startup that transforms how companies connect to solve cross-industry problems. Prior to his contributions to blockchain technology, Micah spent more than 10 years developing software for companies including AT&T Interactive, Guide Financial, and Pose.  Today, Gem works with leaders in finance, healthcare, and technology to orchestrate cross-industry data continuity. Micah is steering Gem through the uncharted territories of blockchain innovation.   

Ted Tanner Jr Abstract and Bio

Ted Tanner Jr: Computing the Contract: Why Smart Contracts are the Asset

Abstract:
“The Satoshi Paper” published in 2008 set off an explosion of blockchain developments. In parallel, historic healthcare legislation followed while the financial services industry recovered from the Great Recession. Nearly a decade later, business process reengineering is underway and blockchain is prompting financial, insurance and healthcare institutions to view this evolution with a new lens.   Click here to Read More
Bio:
  Ted Tanner is the co-founder and CTO of PokitDok. PokitDok powers interoperable healthcare transactions and its APIs facilitate eligibility checks, claims submissions, appointment scheduling, payment optimization, patient identity management, pharmacy benefits and other business processes.    Click here to Read More   PowerPoint Ted Tanner Why Smart Contracts are the Asset Presentation

Ted Tanner, Jr.

Ted Tanner, Jr.
Ted Tanner, Jr. Co-founder and CTO, PokitDok

John Mattison, MD

John Mattison, MD
John Mattison, MD Chief Medical Information Officer and Assistant Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente, SCAL

John Mattison - Abstract and Bio

John Mattison: Defining a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with Blockchain in Healthcare:  Challenges and opportunities. 

Abstract:
Use of Blockchain in Healthcare often requires a critical mass of integration that is higher than many other platforms.  It is essential to understand how to define that critical mass and the MVP pre-launch to support agile iteration and innovation.  How do we collaborate to reach that escape velocity in healthcare? 
Bio:
Chief Medical Information Officer and Assistant Medical Director for Kaiser Permanente, SCAL. John focuses on transforming care delivery with information technology, through the convergence of exponential technologies and data liquidity. His KPSC team led the design and implementation of the largest integrated electronic health record in the US, and he is the founder of the international XML standard for health record interoperability known as CDA, CCD, and CCDA.  Click here to Read More PowerPoint John Mattison Blockchain HIMSS Presentation

David McCallie Jr, MD – SVP Medical Informatics, Cerner Corp.

Panelist: David McCallie Jr, MD: 

Bio:
Dr. David McCallie is Senior Vice President for Medical Informatics at Cerner Corporation and Cerner Engineering Fellow. He is responsible for a research team focused on innovations in clinical informatics. His current research targets applications of semantic content extracted from the EHR using natural language parsing and machine learning techniques. In addition to his work at Cerner, he works with industry collaborators to create vendor-neutral standards that foster EHR interoperability. He was a co-founder of CommonWell, a multi-vendor trade association devoted to improved data liquidity.  Prior to that, he helped create Direct, a standard for secure clinical messaging. Dr. McCallie served for 6 years on the ONC HIT Standards Committee and remains active with ONC FACA workgroups.  He is a member of the HL7 Advisory Council and is one of the founders of the Argonaut Project, a multi-vendor collaborative promoting the development of API-based interoperability standards that leverage HL7’s FHIR standard. Dr. McCallie earned a BSEE from Duke and his MD from Harvard.

David McCallie Jr, MD – SVP Medical Informatics, Cerner Corp

David McCallie Jr, MD
David McCallie Jr, MD – SVP Medical Informatics, Cerner Corp

Bill Ash - Strategic Technology Program Director for the IEEE Standards Association

Bill Ash
Bill Ash - Strategic Technology Program Director for the IEEE Standards Association.

David McCallie Jr, MD – SVP Medical Informatics, Cerner Corp.

Panelist: Bill Ash: 

Bio:
Bill Ash is the Strategic Technology Program Director for the IEEE Standards Association. Bill received his BSEE from Rutgers University School of Engineering. His background is in the RF industry, where he worked as an applications engineer on wireless communications systems. Bill has been with the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) for over 13 years, working with standards development groups covering technologies such as RF emissions, distributive energy resources, smart grid, and the National Electrical Safety Code®. He is currently overseeing activities related to the eHealth, smart grid, and smart city for the IEEE-SA

Srinivas Attili - V.P. & Partner – IBM Global Services Public Sector

Panelist: Srinivas Attili - V.P. & Partner – IBM Global Services Public Sector

Bio:
Srinivas Attili is the V.P. And Partner for IBM’s Public Sector Application Services business including Health Plans, Providers, State and Local Governments and Higher Education institutions.  He has over 15 years of Technology Consulting and System Integration experience leading capture and delivery of several mission-critical programs. He has several patents in the Analytics space and has expertise in Healthcare, and Federal (Homeland Security, Immigration, and Defense) industries with a strong track record of growing market share, revenue, profitability and delivery of complex systems integration, cloud solutions, Information Management, Big Data and Analytics programs. He has an M.B.A., University of Maryland, College Park and an M.S., Computer Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology, New Jersey. He is also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from Project Management Institute (PMI) and Certified Professional Academy of Healthcare Management (PAHM).

Srinivas Attili - V.P. & Partner – IBM Global Services Public Sector

Srinivas Attili
Srinivas Attili - V.P. & Partner – IBM Global Services Public Sector

Venue

Rock Stars of Blockchain Healthcare

The Rock Stars of Blockchain Healthcare is being held at the Orange County Convention Center on February 22, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

Map for Directions and Parking Instructions are detailed below.

Orange County Convention Center
9400 Universal Blvd

Orlando, FL 32819

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