Healthcare Blockchain Summit Coming

The Second Annual Healthcare Blockchain Summit, organized by The Center for Business Innovation (TCBI) and Krysalis Labs, will be held in Boston on June 11-12, 2018. Blockchain technology is poised to transform healthcare services and business models.

Summit attendees will learn how to implement pilot projects and applications to improve quality, reduce the cost of healthcare services and clinical trials, promote interoperability, enhance security, and enable vastly extended capabilities for tracking patient behaviors and integrating care in increasingly complex provider networks.

The audience for the Summit includes healthcare providers, payers, technology companies, financiers, universities and government agencies.

Key topics to be covered include:

  • Blockchain innovation in healthcare services and its role in facilitating care coordination, patient engagement, and population health management
  • How blockchain technologies can be used to promote payer provider collaboration
  • Regulation and standards for blockchain
  • An organizing framework to understand the continuum of centralization/decentralization options in healthcare that are available through the use of blockchain technologies
  • Strategies for accelerating the development of a blockchain ecosystem
  • Blockchain applications for privacy and security
  • The use of blockchain to facilitate health information exchange and interoperability
  • Blockchain applications for healthcare data management
  • Blockchain and AI/machine learning
  • Blockchain applications for health science research
  • The current state and future direction of initial coin offerings


The Summit features over 40 speakers, including:

  • Christian Catalini, PhD, Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship & Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Kyle Culver, Solution Architect, Humana
  • Aymen Elfiky, MD, MSc, MBA, Instructor, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Instructor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Lorraine Frias, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives – Blockchain, Advanced Technology Collaborative, Optum
  • Gary L. Gottlieb, MD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Partners In Health & Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • John D. Halamka, MDMS, Chief Information Officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Chief Information Officer and Dean for Technology, Harvard Medical School
  • Vince Kuraitis JD, MBA, Principal, Better Health Technologies, LLC
  • John Moore, Founder & Managing Partner, Chilmark Research
  • Jody Ranck, DrPH, CEO, Krysalis Labs & Executive Vice President of Strategy, Ram Group
  • Neil Wasserman, PhD, Managing Partner, Timewave Analytics & Adjunct Professor, Computer Science, George Washington University


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