PANEL DISCUSSION: BLOCKCHAIN IMPACT ON GLOBAL HEALTH

The power of innovative platforms that take advantage of blockchain capabilities will be fully realized in the context of global deployment. Both in terms of business opportunity and the potential for impact on population health, global distribution of blockchain applications will multiply the value of locally produced innovation. The panel will address opportunities that derive from patient identity, supply chain tracking for medicines and services, and improved capabilities to track health status, environmental conditions, nutrition, and other factors that affect population health on a global scale. The discussion will also identify obstacles that may impede the implementation of blockchain applications such as lack of standards, limited technical infrastructure, and a variance in administrative capabilities to support health systems and service operations.

Moderator:
Neil Wasserman, PhD, Managing Partner, Timewave Analytics & Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, George Washington University
Panlists:
Michael Dillhyon, Founder, healthbank
Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Partners In Health & Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Jody Ranck, DrPH, CEO, Krysalis Labs & Executive Vice President of Strategy, Ram Group