Blockchain Reset: Seeing through the Hype and Starting down the Path, Part 2

June 05, 2018

Thank you for joining us for a continuation of our HIMSS18 conversation! Watch Part 1 of this series, which occurred in the Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS18.


Blockchain has great potential across healthcare to improve patient care and reduce costs, and is already starting to take hold in healthcare networks from clearinghouses, to drug supply chains, provider credentialing processes, and other critical areas. This panel of experts builds upon their discussion in Las Vegas to help separate hype from reality, identify suitable Blockchain use cases applicable to your organization, and recognize near term opportunities for real value. In this session, we also share practical deployment strategies to help you to get started with blockchain in your healthcare organization, and take time to answer your burning questions on the technology and its role in healthcare.

Learning Objectives

After this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Apply practical strategies to identify suitable use cases for Blockchain for your organization.
  • Identify frameworks to achieve interoperability, performance, and deployment with Blockchain.


David Houlding, Principal Healthcare Program Manager, Cloud + Enterprise, Industry Experiences, Microsoft

Mike Jacobs, Senior Distinguished Engineer – Blockchain Evangelist, Optum

Ted Tanner, Co-Founder & CTO, PokitDok

Corey Todaro, Chief Product Officer and Director of Hashed Labs, Hashed Health

Emily Vaughn, Blockchain Product Director, Change Healthcare


HIMSS Blockchain Reset Part 2 Session Slides




Blockchain Health Summit

Keynote and panel discussion – October 17th at 9:15am

While the financial services and shipping industries have been quick to deploy blockchain, the healthcare industry is currently following their lead as it looks to increase efficiency and security, reduce costs and expand services with the distributed ledger technology. In healthcare, many providers and pharmaceutical companies are already in trials and proof of concept in areas such as supply chain, clinical trials and billing management. During this session we will talk to leaders in the healthcare industry about their approach to blockchain, the testing and adoption of the distributed ledger.

Fletcher McCraw

Healthcare and Life Sciences Lead

Dr. Leah Houston
Board Certified Physician, CEO & Founder

Mike Jacobs
Technology Fellow

Carlos Moreira
Principal – US Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

John Bass
Founder & CEO
Hashed Health