The Healthcare Blockchain & Platform Strategy Summit

Technologies and Business Models for Digital Transformation, Collaboration, and Decentralization

Building on our highly successful Healthcare Blockchain Summit, held in March 2017, TCBI and Krysalis Labs presents The Healthcare Blockchain & Platform Strategy Summit, which will take place in Boston on April 3-4, 2018.  The Summit uniquely addresses the power of blockchain-based platforms to transform healthcare systems and business practices.  Blockchains and platforms can be thought of as two complementary and synergistic technology toolsets with corresponding business strategies.  While they can be employed independently, they will increasingly be used harmoniously to enable digital transformation and decentralization of previously hierarchical industries and companies.

Blockchain technology and platform models form a powerful foundation for integration of a wide range of transformative healthcare technologies and systems: artificial intelligence, telehealth networks, patient portals, electronic health records, data and analytics, supply chain management systems, payment systems, care management, clinical trials and treatment tracking, workflow management systems, intra-industry collaboration and data sharing in the cloud, and other opportunities.

The question is not whether, but how your business will be disrupted by blockchain based-platforms.  Blockchain will be a major driver for the digital transformation of healthcare business models.  Like the Internet, the most powerful players will be those who take advantage of platform business strategies, following the examples of Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Uber, and Airbnb.  Who will be the platform players in healthcare?

Key issues that will be discussed at the Summit include:

  • How will platforms for blockchain infrastructure and business functions affect the healthcare ecosystem?
  • How will platforms impact blockchain-based business models, access to patient records and supply chains?
  • What will be the platforms for clinical trials, patent adherence, and care coordination?
  • Will payment platforms be managed by large technology service providers and other third parties, large healthcare providers, or current payers?
  • What will be the infrastructure platforms for blockchain-based services?
  • How will ICO/token initiatives and platform business models affect health financing for innovation and growth?

The Healthcare Blockchain & Platform Strategy Summit will bring together healthcare providers and payers, blockchain companies, pharma companies, health data and health IT companies, government agencies, consulting firms, healthcare innovators and investors to learn from each other and from a distinguished list of speakers.  We welcome your participation. 

The summit agenda will address the diverse needs of multiple players in the healthcare industry.  The agenda is designed to enable cross-fertilization of ideas and contacts among:

  • Healthcare providers seeking new ways of delivering care, controlling risk, and managing the complexity of payment systems in a rapidly changing care environment
  • Healthcare innovators in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and healthcare services
  • Healthcare technologists who focus on innovation in how data is managed and accessed
  • Healthcare investors seeking opportunities for investment in new healthcare business models and new modes of supporting the change agents of the industry

Blockchain Platform Foundations

  • State of blockchain and connections to healthcare
  • Platform technical and business models
  • What is networked, who is networked, platform effects on business value and consumer value
  • Who are the players in healthcare platforms, blockchain platforms?

Blockchain Platforms – Deeper Dive

  • Platform technical structures
  • Platform business models

Blockchain Impact on Global Health

  • How can global health players use insights from platform strategies to manage public health, supply chain/health commodities and more efficient healthcare delivery mechanisms?

ICOs (Initial Coin Offerings) and Financing of Blockchain Startups and Initiatives

  • What is an ICO?  Examples of successes and failures.
  • Opportunities and risks
  • Regulatory issues

Blockchain Implementation Platforms and Standards

  • IBM Blockchain, Microsoft Blockchain on Azure, Etherium, Chain …
  • Healthcare platforms  (e.g. PokitDoc)

Blockchain Consortia

  • Standard frameworks: Hyperledger, Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
  • Healthcare Consortia – Hashed Health, Hyperledger Healthcare

Blockchain Business Platforms – Examples

  • Payers as platforms
  • Blockchain platforms for health data access and interchange (e.g. SimplyVitalHealth, HealthLinkages …)

Regulatory Issues

  • Privacy
  • Data sharing
  • Healthcare services over blockchain

Sessions on Platform Perspectives for:

  • Payment systems
  • Government regulation and legal foundations
  • Pharma applications – platforms for research – clinical trials, supply chain management
  • Identity
  • Data integration
  • Patient engagement
  • Care integration
  • National health systems – population health

Optional Post-Summit Workshop

Building on the concepts developed during the first 1 1/2 days of the Summit, the Platform Design Workshop will take a deeper dive into value creation in a platform ecosystem. The workshop will present tools for the practical analysis of the potential application of platform business models, showing how these differ from traditional linear business models design. The workshop will follow a structured process to identify spaces in health systems that are amenable to a blockchain-based platform approach. The workshop participants will map the agents in these ecosystems and address a number of key questions to test the viability of a blockchain platform business model in these spaces. The aim is for the workshop participants to produce a detailed design for a platform-based service that can be tested in a real healthcare business situation. Domains for such applications may include platforms for identity management, population health, health records access, care coordination, clinical trials, and pharmaceutical supply chain management.

For additional information, including speaking and sponsorship/exhibition opportunities, please contact:
Satish Kavirajan, Managing Director, The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI), Email: sk@tcbi.org, Tel: 310-265-2570
Vince Kuraitis, Principal, Better Health Technologies, Email: vincek@bhtinfo.com, Tel: 208 395 1197
Jody Ranck, CEO, Krysalis Labs, Email: jodyranck@sbcglobal.net, Tel: 510-333-0597
Neil Wasserman, Managing Partner, Timewave Analytics, Email: nwasserman@tmwv.net, Tel: 202-556-1501

About the Conference Organizer:

Founded in 2000, The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) produces timely, well-researched conferences and exhibitions. TCBI has garnered a reputation for creating unique programs that focus on healthcare technology innovations and their role in improving health outcomes, reducing costs and enhancing patient satisfaction. Key topics covered at TCBI events include:

  • Blockchain applications in healthcare
  • Technology-enabled patient engagement and behavior change
  • Business intelligence and analytics in healthcare
  • Medical device connectivity and interoperability
  • Healthcare messaging technology applications in healthcare
  • Healthcare cybersecurity

For additional information, including a complete listing of current and past conferences, please visit: www.tcbi.org