Workshop Hours: 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Workshop Chairperson:
Neil Wasserman, PhD, Managing Partner, Timewave Analytics & Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, George Washington University
Workshop Instructors:
Kyle Culver, Solution Architect, Humana
Lorraine Frias, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives – Blockchain, Advanced Technology Collaborative, Optum
Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC
Evin McMullen, Product & Operations, Linnia, Consensys
Gary Meyer, AVP, Cognizant

Building on the concepts developed during the first 1 1/2 days of the Summit, the Platform Pilot Design Workshop will focus on actual development of use cases that create value in a platform ecosystem. The use case forms a basis for pilot definition and deployment. The workshop will present and apply tools for platform analysis and use case development from both technical and business perspectives.  The participants will form groups focused on specific business domains to produce use cases, which take advantage of the unique attributes of platform models and blockchain capabilities. The use cases will address key challenges in healthcare such as patient identity, supply chain management, payment and incentive systems, population health, care coordination, health records access, or other areas of business interest to the participants. The workshop will follow a structured process to identify opportunities 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 domains. The aim is for the workshop participants to produce a detailed design for a blockchain-enabled pilot application and a platform strategy to deliver measurable business and healthcare outcomes in a real healthcare business environment.