Blockchain Reality: Perspectives from the Frontlines of Healthcare


Jun 26, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual Event

Were you unable to attend the HIMSS19 Blockchain Breakfast Panel? Did you attend and want to hear more about the topic? Join this session to take a deeper dive towards debunking the myths around blockchain's application in healthcare.


Blockchains are being prototyped, piloted, and deployed within healthcare to demonstrate compelling value across a wide range of use cases from drug supply chain to health information exchange. Listen to experienced healthcare innovators discuss the value of blockchain technology and dispel its myths. Included in the discussion will be the challenges, strategies, and practical approaches to achieving success. Gain perspectives on the current status, next steps, and the transformative evolution of blockchain in healthcare.

Learning Objectives

After this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss use cases and the business values in healthcare where blockchain technology is being implemented.
  • Clarify the blockchain myths and realities, especially around cybersecurity, clinical use cases, and administrative medicine.
  • Illustrate the strategies, practical approaches, and interoperability standards that enable blockchain optimized health IT.


David Houlding, MSc, CISSP, CIPP, Principal Healthcare Lead, Microsoft Corporation

Daniel Bowden, VP & Chief Information Security Officer, Sentara Healthcare

Bob Calco, Chief Architect, Apex Data Solutions, LLC

Michael Marchant, HIE and Integration Director, UC Davis Health

Mitchell Parker, MBA, CISSP, Executive Director, Information Security and Compliance, Indiana University Health


Participation in this event has been pre-approved for 1 hour of credit on your CAHIMS/CPHIMS application for recertification. All hours must be self-reported in your HIMSS online record.

Sponsored by Sentara Healthcare.