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G. Lanteigne

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  • OS02 - Emerging Technologies - Block Chain / Genomics (ID 3)

    • Event: e-Health 2018 Virtual Meeting
    • Type: Oral Session
    • Track: Clinical Delivery
    • Presentations: 1
    • OS02.01 - Blockchain in Healthcare - Separating the Hype from Reality (ID 20)

      G. Lanteigne, Tectonic Advisory Services Inc.; Burlington/CA

      • Abstract

      Purpose/Objectives: Blockchain technology has shown its considerable adaptability in recent years as a variety of market sectors sought ways of incorporating its abilities into their operations. While so far most of the focus has been on the financial services industry, several projects in other service related areas such as healthcare show this is beginning to change. Numerous starting points for Blockchain technology in the healthcare industry are the focus of this presentation. With examples for public healthcare management, user-oriented medical research and drug counterfeiting in the pharmaceutical sector, this report aims to illustrate possible influences, goals and potentials connected to this disruptive technology.

      Methodology/Approach: 1. Primary Research - Interviews from 50 organizations both public and private sector across Canada. 2. Secondary Research - Material from across Canada and internationally. 3. Results from Think Tanks and Focus Groups

      Finding/Results: The five blockchain-based healthcare realities for healthcare 1. Clinical Health Data Exchange and Interoperability 2. Claims Adjudication and Billing Management 3. Pharma Clinical Trials and Population Health Research 4. Cyber Security and Healthcare IoT 5. Drug Supply Chain Integrity

      Conclusion/Implications/Recommendations: Blockchain technology creates unique opportunities to reduce complexity, enable trustless collaboration, and create secure and immutable information. Healthcare needs to be a part of this rapidly evolving field to identify trends and leverage areas where government and/or Industry support is needed for the technology to realize its full potential in health care. To shape blockchain’s future, the industry in Canada should consider mapping and convening the blockchain ecosystem with the key stakeholders, establishing a blockchain framework to coordinate early-adopters, and supporting a consortium for dialogue and discovery in Canada.