Premiering at HIMSS17, IEEE Computer Society’s Blockchain in Healthcare, a Rock Stars of Technology Event , co-hosted with the Personal Connected Health Alliance, will provide healthcare business and IT professionals the knowledge they need now to protect and secure data, electronic health records, connected devices, and health information exchanges with new blockchain technologies.

Blockchain in Healthcare has been raised as a potential solution which promises to address security and data integrity issues of the increasing volume of patient data managed by doctors, hospitals and insurance companies. It also could hold the key to providing patients with the ability to control their own data and also to speed up and increase the efficiency of healthcare systems.

This one-day event will take place on February 22 at the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, featuring a lineup of blockchain in healthcare experts, along with opportunities for problem-solving, collaboration, and networking.

Key topics will include:
•Blockchain Use-Cases and Opportunities in Healthcare
•Advancing Progress Towards a Safe and Secure Nationwide System of Interoperable Health IT
•Blockchain and Its Practical Use-Cases in Healthcare
•Blockchains: Revealing the Hidden Cost of Trust
•Computing the Contract: Why Smart Contracts are the Asset
•Defining a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) with Blockchain in Healthcare: Challenge and Opportunities

The lineup of blockchain in healthcare innovators sharing their knowledge will include:
•John Mattison MD, Sr.Vice President and Chief Medical Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente
•Dr. Jon White, Deputy National Coordinator for Health IT, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
•Steven Posnack, Director, Office of Standards & Technology, HHS, ONC
•Kenneth Bradberry, CPHIMS, Chief Technology Officer, Xerox Commercial Healthcare
•Abbie Barbir, Sr. Security Advisor, Aetna
•Ted Tanner, Jr, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Pokitdok
•Micah Windelspecht, Founder & CEO, Gem

For a limited time, attendees can take advantage of Early Registration and save more than $75 off full price. Register now to secure your spot and gain access to the industry leader’s exclusive insights.

The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Feb 19-23, 2017 in Orlando, brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and workshops, plus a full day of preconference symposia.

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Based near Windsor, England, Matthew Warner is an enthusiast for innovative, cutting edge technologies. He is a B.Eng. graduate in engineering with honors from the University of Warwick and also holds an PGCE in education degree. Matthew is a member of Mensa.

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