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Natalia Sofia | Web3 Advocate
Daniel Fritz | Executive Director, PharmaLedger
Disa Lee Choun | Head of Integrated Clinical and Operational Analytics, Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Anca Petre | CEO, Medrise Studio
This panel will explore the application of blockchain technology within the healthcare sector, focusing on its potential to enhance trust, transparency, and connectivity while reinforcing patient-centered control of data access. The discussion will examine the opportunities for patient empowerment and improved patient access to healthcare information through decentralized ledger technology. The panel will feature industry experts who will provide insights into current trends, challenges, and future prospects of blockchain in pharmaceuticals, emphasizing broader use cases beyond specific organizations.
Jim Poteet | Sr. Director, Revenue Cycle Development, Oracle
Mike Gault | CEO, Guardtime
Dr. Anjum Khurshid | Chief Data Scientist, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Sivagnanam Suresh | Founder, Vdoc
Dr. Alex Norta | Founder, Norta Partners OÜ
Horst Treiblmaier, PhD | Head of the School of International Management, Modul University Vienna
Panelists will discuss blockchain technology use for electronic health records, and specifically delve into the benefits that blockchain brings to EHRs, but also discuss what its pitfalls and limitations are; including presenting perspectives from academia, and examples
from practitioners, to ensure a lively discussion.
Wei Hu | Senior Vice President of Development, Oracle
Blockchain is a new technology that has attracted a tremendous amount of interest. However, up to now, blockchain has mainly been used to develop decentralized multi-party applications. This talk will describe Oracle’s breakthrough technology that deeply integrates blockchain into the Oracle database. Since virtually all critical data are stored in databases, this makes it possible to implement blockchain in mainstream healthcare and enterprise applications with minimal changes. We will begin by introducing the threats posed by hackers and compromised insiders. Then we will describe how in-database blockchain can protect your data against these threats. We will compare this against conventional blockchains as well as share use cases from customers who have adopted this technology.
Kevin Yavuz | Managing Consultant Blockchain, Data & Technology Transformation, IBM
The importance of data and digitization in healthcare cannot be overstated. These advancements have the potential to revolutionize the way healthcare is delivered, leading to improved patient outcomes, enhanced efficiency, and better decision-making by healthcare providers. Blockchain technology can play a significant role in addressing the main challenges like data accessibility, privacy, interoperability and patient empowerment, ultimately transforming the healthcare ecosystem into a data-driven economy
Raja Sharif | CEO, FarmaTrust
Case Use: A potential game changer entered the arena in 2022 with a new approach to cell and gene therapy tracking, allowing more streamlined applications, payment options and opportunity to realize true manufacturing safety and trust at scale quicker for personalized medicines and regimen treatments.
Tyler Cohen Wood | Co-Founder, Dark Cryptonite
Dr. Christina Yan Zhang | CEO, The Metaverse Institute
Dr. Michael Mylrea
Brian Thornley | SVP - Supply Chain, Merck
Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes | Founder & CEO, Institute SEI
The integration of digital twin technologies in precision health, pharma, and life sciences has gained significant attention in recent years. Digital twin technologies are expected to play a critical role in improving healthcare outcomes as we move towards the era of personalized medicine. In this panel discussion, we will explore the key drivers for the adoption of digital twin technologies, including the transition to Web 3.0, the establishment of a global interconnected health ecosystem, and the unique benefits of blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), and other converging frontier technologies to optimize healthcare, pharma, and life sciences.
However, the successful implementation of blockchain-powered digital twin technologies in precision health is contingent upon the adequate implementation of cyber safety measures, proactive ethics programs, data validation, data provenance, optimized supply chain management, and enhanced interoperability. Our panel discussion will highlight the significant role of blockchain-powered digital twins in revolutionizing the management, security, sharing, ownership, and monetization of health data. Our panelists will also emphasize the potential for blockchain-powered digital twins to be deployed in pharma supply chain management and new drug development in the precision health era. Our speakers will demonstrate the amplified impact on patient outcomes when blockchain capabilities are augmented with a full AI portfolio of tools during digital twin deployments in healthcare, pharma, and life sciences.
1. Understand the concept of digital twin technologies and their potential applications in precision health, pharma, and life sciences.
2. Identify the key drivers and benefits of adopting blockchain-powered digital twin technologies in the healthcare ecosystem.
3. Explore the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) with blockchain-powered digital twins and its impact on optimizing healthcare outcomes.
Ahmed Abdulla | CEO, Digipharm
This session will explore the real-world impact value-based procurement and subsequent contracting, and health technology pricing in the context of value-based care. We will delve into innovative business models that are reshaping the healthcare landscape, promoting cost-effectiveness, and enhancing patient outcomes. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the evolving strategies driving value-based care and its implications for healthcare providers, payers, and patients.
Identify innovative business models that support value-based care and improve patient outcomes.
Rob van Kranenburg | CIO, Asvin
Jim St. Clair | COO & Advisor, Multiple Companies
Shaila Rana, Founder, CyberSecure
The National Cybersecurity Strategy of 2023 emphasizes the importance of implementing zero trust architectures (ZTA). ZTA is listed as a key component in the approach to cybersecurity. The National Cybersecurity strategy emphasizes the need for agencies and organizations to adopt a ZTA to include MFA, encryption, continuous monitoring, and more. These measures are listed as being essential to protect networks, devices, data, and information systems from the plethora of cyber threats we face. Critical infrastructure has been frequently attacked and targeted by nefarious actors, especially the healthcare industry. Due to the nature of information that is hosted and interacted with in the healthcare industry, the implementation of a ZTA is all the more crucial. In the context of health care, zero trust is becoming increasingly essential because of the vast amounts of patient health information that can be highly valuable
to cyber criminals. Moreover, the rise of telemedicine, remote work, and online communications with doctors and healthcare staff leave information systems vulnerable. Thus, implementing a zero trust approach in healthcare can reduce the risk and impact of security incidents. A ZTA can improve the security posture of healthcare organizations to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patient data. However, the implementation of a ZTA
within health care can face some hurdles. Consequently, this panel will address these challenges and remediations.
Muthu Ramachandran, PhD | Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), India
Blockchain applications in healthcare have grown rapidly. BC in healthcare applications includes record keeping, clinical trials, medical supply chains, patient monitoring, etc where BC characteristics are needed to improve safety, privacy, and security. BC is one of the biggest disruptive technologies today. However, Porru, et al (2017) have reported it lacks processes, tools, and techniques.
Destefanis et. Al. (2018) has reported that there is a need for smart contract programming based on a disciplined approach and have reported several incidents of vulnerabilities causing freezing of more than 500K users with the loss of $150 millions of dollars. In addition, existing studies on software engineering for blockchain Dapps sought for a systematic approach (Beller and Hejderup, 2018; Destefanis et. Al. 2018; Chung L, do Prado Leite JCS 2009).
Therefore, this talk provides a systematic framework for a secure and sustainable software engineering framework for healthcare blockchain applications. S3EF-HBCA includes requirements engineering for healthcare, business process modelling for healthcare, a reference architecture for healthcare, and validation by case study and simulation with BPMN. The results show encouragement in terms of process, tools, standards, and testing.
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