Ep. 26: Blockchain for Healthcare, Starting a Conversation – David Metcalf, PhD (Director METIL@UCF)

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Ep. 26: Blockchain for Healthcare, Starting a Conversation – David Metcalf, PhD (Director [email protected])

David Metcalf, PhD, is Director of the Mixed Emer…
March 4, 2019

Ep. 26: Blockchain for Healthcare, Starting a Conversation – David Metcalf, PhD (Director [email protected])

David Metcalf, PhD, is Director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL) at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training. He is the lead author of a new 500 page textbook titled “Blockchain for Healthcare: Innovations that Empower Patients, connect professionals, and improve care.”

About David:
Email: [email protected]

Book Co-authors: John Bass, Max Hooper, Vikram Dhillon, Alex Cahana

Show Notes
•HIMSS 2019 experience and how the book was commissioned
•Demo at HIMSS conference- Thought-controlled (Neurosky or Muse) and Mircosoft HoloLens
•Healthcare/Blockchain adoption and awareness leaders and laggards
•Why/how is gaming an important initial use case for blockchain technology?
•Using smart contracts to improve healthcare financing and payment processing
•Decentralized Medical Records probably won’t be one of the initial blockchain use cases
•Does blockchain threaten the business models of traditional EMR companies like Epic and Cerner?
•How can organizations and leaders find the right relationship between their Business model/ technical model/ governance?
•Private vs. Public blockchains for healthcare
•Common improper use cases for blockchain in healthcare. Why?
•What are some of the Best use cases for blockchain in healthcare. Why?
•How can various stakeholders benefit in the blockchain ecosystem?
•Speedy Provider credentialing during emergency situations and crisis
•Future provider/patient relationships could be more hi-tech and hi-touch
•Convergence of other technologies (AI, AR, IoT, VR, wearables, implantable chips, CRISPR, etc.) and blockchain
•How can blockchain enable incentivization mechanisms to all healthcare stakeholders that will benefit the whole community?
•What would you ask healthcare/financial regulators to do/understand about this new token economy?
•Were there any events or announcements in the healthcare/blockchain space that was very unexpected or surprising to you? Why?
•Why is community so critical for successful blockchain implementations?
•Research and Development outlook for 2019 and beyond
•Favorite blockchain/crypto projects – ProCredex
•Favorite businessperson/researcher/scientist in history or now? Lunar Society –

News Corner:
On February 13, two new companies announced that they will be joining Aetna, Anthem, Health care service corp, PNC bank and IBM in their early stage blockchain ecosystem. Cigna, one of the largest health insurance companies in the United states and Sentara Healthcare, a non-profit health system serving Virginia and North Carolina are the two organizations that will participate in this developing blockchain network to improve transparency and interoperability. The consortium is still analyzing potential first use cases . IBM and PNC are already collaborating on a way to use blockchain to develop shared efficiencies, promote bundled payments and improve the quality of care.–along-with-aetna-anthem-health-care-service-corporation-pnc-bank-and-ibm-300794547.html

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