- Blockchain could help improve the future of Healthcare record keeping and security from data breaches
- The Blockchain for Europe summit will be held at the European Commission Parliament in Brussels, Belgium
- During this event, there will be panel focusing on shedding light and vetting on the digital health subjects
Global healthcare issues are nothing new. Many find the systems we currently have in place to be incoherent, making it an easy target for data breaches. These breaches have been exposing patient information and risking patient confidentiality. During the upcoming Blockchain for Europe summit, panellists will discuss how we can create a better and patient-centered healthcare system.
The future is now
More and more companies have started to develop next-generation healthcare technologies. This has caused terms like “mobile health” and “e-health” to surface. In fact, one of these innovations involve the use of blockchain. Since decentralized ledger platforms can be used everywhere in the industry, it can help transform the future of healthcare as well. This can be utilized as a tamper-proof public ledger, which is highly important for record keeping in industries where security and data are vital.
Another important use of blockchain is as a way to gather patient data to create a thorough view. It will maximize service efficiency when designing a program or therapy for a patient.
The focus of the Blockchain for Europe Summit is in healthcare. It will be held at the European Commission Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, and the panel will be moderated by Daniel Benjamens, Associate Director, APCO Worldwide in Brussels.
Boni to Host a Panel in the European Commission Parliament
European Parliament Member Michał Boni will be hosting a panel titled Digital Health. It focuses on shedding light and vetting on the digital health subjects. Equities.com will be there to provide a live stream of panels as it covers all the major discussions. These discussions will include the future of blockchain technology in different European sectors. Boni has always been an advocate of blockchain, also serves on the Civil Liberties, Justice & Home Affairs & Technology Committees.
Along with him is Andrzej Rys, a medical doctor who will join the panel as well. Rys also works as a director, responsible for overseeing health systems, innovation, and medical products at the Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety in the European Commission (DG Sante).
Another name on the list of panels is Mark Hennessy. He is a Principal Architect at Philips, and he is currently developing a blockchain-based verifiable data exchange. This will be used to isolate and secure patient data. While this exchange has a huge potential, there are still challenges that needs to be addressed. These challenges include implementing the technology throughout healthcare systems and overcoming doubts by associated parties including hospitals and medical centers.
The panel will also have Frank Ricotta. He is the CEO and founder of BurstIQ, which is a project that provides enablement of blockchain-based health applications and services, through a global and person-centric data exchange.
Lastly, the panel will have Alex Cahana who is the head of Med-Tech at CryptoOracle. CryptoOracle is a community-first VC based in New York. It supports the global decentralized digital economy.