As a catalyst for innovation,
As a catalyst for innovation, blockchain technology enables a system of independent actors—patients, healthcare providers and payers—to share and trust a record of digital assets, transactions and information. Offering the potential to disrupt and transform existing business models, blockchain shares data across all participants, rather than a single organization owning and maintaining all the data. The distributed nature of blockchain reduces the risk of data loss or corruption through single-points-of-failure and data fragmentation disparities. Even if an attack were to occur, the tamper-evident nature of a blockchain increases transparency to actions taken by bad actors.
The disruptive nature of blockchain and its impact on federal healthcare makes it critical to understand how we can best apply this important new technology over its evolutionary journey from acceptance to implementation. Blockchain technology, like the internet itself, has a built-in robustness. The fundamental strengths of a blockchain system lie in its data integrity and networked immutability – a key aspect in countering integrity-based cyber-attacks. The open, transparent, peer-to-peer exchange of information represented by blockchain-based healthcare systems holds enormous promise to address large-scale business challenges in the federal space. In the January panel, HIMSS NCA will bring together a group of government experts to share their perspectives. They will address the core technology, federal health use cases, and security.
(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 12:00 am EST
Key Bridge Marriott, Rosslyn VA
1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22209
HIMSS National Capital Area Chapter
AFCEA Bethesda’s annual Health IT
AFCEA Bethesda’s annual Health IT Summit brings together more than 1,000 senior executives and IT professionals from across industry and federal agencies with healthcare initiatives. The goals of the program are to foster better interagency communication among key stakeholders, share lessons learned and best practices, identify mission-critical IT issues that strengthen program management, align the acquisition and budget process with the technology cycle, improve accountability and increase engagement with industry.
29 (Tuesday) 7:00 am - 30 (Wednesday) 12:00 pm EST
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road Bethesda, MD 20852