Blockchain Reality: Perspectives from the Frontlines of Healthcare

Thank you for joining us for an encore discussion of the HIMSS19 Blockchain Breakfast Panel to take a deeper dive into the topic of blockchain technology to debunk the myths around its 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

Thank you to our sponsor for support for this event:



blockchain; interoperability; cybersecurity; identity