IOT, BLOCKCHAIN AND HEALTHCARE: ARE WE READY?
With the Internet of Things and applications such as wearable personal health trackers, we are becoming more the center of our active care management. The issues of privacy and security are foundational to the safety of our healthcare data. What is the possible function of blockchain, in our healthcare industry given the numerous players such as insurance, physicians, pharmaceuticals, researchers and above all the patient where transactions such as medical care records; drug trial results may be transacted immutably on a public ledger or perhaps a ledger that is hybrid, public-private? The speaker will articulate blockchain use cases that may be considered for application in the healthcare industry. There is work in progress in this space of healthcare and blockchain, however, what must be pivotal in the discussion is that the patient remain the center of this dynamically changing universe. Education will be critical and an opportunity for this industry!