Health Innovators: Let’s Get Practical, Blockchain in Healthcare


When it comes to blockchain in healthcare, Electronic Health Records (EHRs) dominate the conversation. The need to secure and move this highly sensitive data has long been a bottleneck in healthcare. Healthtech futurists are looking hungrily at burgeoning blockchain and related technologies as a part of the solution to this time-consuming problem. But are we truly there yet?

“Dreams of interoperability and self-sovereign medical records are nothing new,” said John Bass, CEO of Hashed Health, a healthcare innovation firm focused on developing meaningful utilization of blockchain technologies and networks. “It’s understandable that the big, disruptive blockchain use cases have captured the world’s imagination. The blockchain certainly provides an exciting new framework for these solutions. But we have to figure out how to get from here to there.”

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Innovation Rising, presented by Healthbox, examines the intersection of innovation and healthcare from a variety of viewpoints featuring interviews with the leaders who are moving our industry forward. The podcast is arranged in 3-episode series around a specific topic in healthcare or innovation. In each of the 3 episodes, we interview a hospital or health system using this innovation, an investor who has invested in this sector and their thoughts on why and the future of the sector, and finally an interview with a founder of a solution in this space, respectively.


In this episode:

Our guest today, John Bass, joins the podcast to talk about the use of the blockchain in healthcare and how it will drive innovation, now, and in the future. John is the Founder and CEO of Hashed Health, a healthcare blockchain innovation firm focused on building the new digital infrastructure for healthcare. John has over 20 years of experience in healthcare technology with expertise in shared operating systems that build trust, transparency, and incentives across health networks.

Prior to Hashed Health, John was CEO at InVivoLink, a care management start-up which sold to HCA in 2015. Since then, John has been a leading voice in the development of the global healthcare blockchain market and is focused on community development, enterprise services, and blockchain solutions development.

Topics we cover in this episode:

John’s background and focus on improving patient outcomes

When the blockchain actually came to be and when and why it piqued John’s interest

What the blockchain is

The types of problems using the blockchain in healthcare aims to solve and how Hashed Health aims to accelerate this process

How the blockchain will truly be disruptive in healthcare

On March 26th Richard Close and Brian Hoffman of Canaccord Genuity  hosted a call to discuss blockchain in healthcare with John Bass, CEO of Hashed Health.  We can connect you if you would like to read the full report.  Canaccord Genuity Industry Update Report blockchain healthcare

Reference: Canaccord GenuityRichard Close , Brian Hoffman, John Bass

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