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HIMSS 2018

March 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm PST


The HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference.

Hyperledger will have a large presence onsite HIMSS with speaking engagements, a large booth presence, and Monday evening reception from the show floor. Going to HIMSS? See the below details for ways to engage with the Hyperledger community throughout the event.

Join Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger at the following session:

When: Wednesday, March 7 11:30am – 12:30pm: Blockchain for Healthcare 101
Location: Las Vegas – Venetian Convention Center, Palazzo K
Speakers: Hyperledger’s Executive Director, Brian Behlendorf and Hashed Health’s COO, Corey Todaro

There is no slowing of media coverage on blockchain technology. It has been touted as revolutionizing the way we manage information, drive honesty and increase transparency in various industries including healthcare. But it is not a silver bullet. This session will weed through the hype and provide a detailed overview of what blockchain is, what it isn’t and how it can be applied to healthcare use cases. The speakers will go through a list of items companies/individuals should ask to see if blockchain is an appropriate solution. Attendees will hear firsthand things they should consider before implementing blockchain, as well as best practices and even discuss alternatives and other solutions.

Hyperledger Member Sessions:

When: Tuesday, March 6 9:30am – 10:30am: Blockchain Reset – Seeing Through the Hype and Starting Down the Path
Location: Las Vegas – Sands Convention Center, HALL G BOOTH 11955ET
Speakers: Hyperledger members, David Houlding of Intel, Emily Vaughn of Change Healthcare and Cored Todaro of Hashed Health will participate.

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. A panel of experts in this session will help you to 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 will also share practical strategies for interoperability, privacy, security, compliance, deployment, and performance to help you to get started with blockchain in your healthcare organization. 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. Leverage best practices for privacy, security, and compliance as it relates to the use of Blockchain technology.

When: Thursday, March 8, 3:00-3:20 p.m.: The First Enterprise-Scale Blockchain Network in Healthcare
Where: Innovation Live Theater, Level 1, Hall G, Booth 9900
Speaker: Emily Vaughn, Product Development Director, Change Healthcare

Change Healthcare’s Intelligent Healthcare Network deploys enterprise-scale, production-ready blockchain powered by Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. Hyperledger Fabric is an open source blockchain framework hosted by The Linux Foundation. In this session, learn how business blockchain technologies can be used to process clinical, administrative and financial transactions covering $2 trillion in claims each year and ultimately improve the patient experience across the entire healthcare experience.  

Healthcare Use Case Demos & Swag in the Hyperledger Booth

Come visit us in the Hyperledger booth in the Innovation Zone, Booth 9900-C! Swing by and grab your Hyperledger swag. We’ll be handing out Hyperledger fitness bundles, t-shirts, stickers, mints, and mini waters to help you stay hydrated!

There will be three kiosks dedicated to blockchain for healthcare use cases. This is where you can get the latest on blockchain POCs and deployments from Hyperledger members and the Healthcare Working Group.

  • Kiosk 1: Insurance/Clinical Claims Management
    • Connect with representatives from Change Healthcare, Belltane
  • Kiosk 2: Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
    • Connect with representatives from Oracle, MedicalChain, Belltane, Acero Health
  • Kiosk 3: Identity:
    • Connect with representatives from VitalHub, MedicalChain, Belltane

More details coming soon!

Participate in the Hyperledger Passport Program! Your Chance to Win an Echo Show.

Here’s how you can participate:

  1. Collect a stamp at each of the Hyperledger member booths
  2. After collecting all stamps, return this passport card to the Hyperledger by 4pm Tuesday and Wednesday
  3. Tweet a photo from one of the stops, and show it to us in the Hyperledger booth to earn a second raffle ticket.
  4. One lucky winner will take home an Echo Show!

More details on participating Hyperledger member booths coming soon!

Join the Hyperledger Healthcare Working Group

Hyperledger is committed to helping the healthcare industry realize the full potential of blockchain technologies. To this end, Hyperledger formed the Healthcare Working Group with a mission to further education about appropriate applications for blockchain technologies in the healthcare industry. Through positive, open collaboration, the group fosters technical and business-level conversations about fundamental distributed ledger applications and how platforms associated with any healthcare solution utilizing a blockchain back-end could be impacted. The Healthcare Working Group is open to Hyperledger members and non-members alike. For more resources, to track and participate in defining healthcare use cases or to join the working group mailing list, please visit https://www.hyperledger.org/industries/healthcare  



March 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am PST
March 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm PST
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