Nashville conference to explore blockchain application in healthcare
Gem , a blockchain application platform announced that it has taken up the role of title sponsorship for a first-of-its-kind conference ‘Distributed: Health’ that will explore the edge of blockchain innovation in the healthcare industry.
According to the official release, the conference will be preceded by a 24-hour Hackathon and will be held on October 3 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The conference is conducted in partnership with BTC Media.
“The healthcare industry is placing greater emphasis on critical data and the systems that manage it, with blockchain technology at the forefront because it’s one of the most innovative and potentially ubiquitous technologies ever created,” Micah Winkelspecht, CEO and founder of Gem stated.
The conference will bring together eminent innovators and thought leaders in the industry to discuss on the impact and influence of blockchain technology on the future of health services and information. The conference will start with a keynote presentation entitled, “Blockchains: The Fabric for an Interconnected Healthcare Continuum” presented by Winkelspecht. It will explore on implementing blockchain networks to achieve data interoperability and impact on healthcare.
The conference website has included the list of key speakers during the event that includes Evan Austill, Jr., co-founder & COO of PatientFocus; Andrew Beal from blockchain and distributed infrastructure at EY; Michael Gucci, M.D., and president of Bitcoin Fortress Ventures; Ryan Singer, CEO of Blockchain Health Co. among other eminent delegates.
“Healthcare is experiencing a tech renaissance, a shift toward a patient-centric, interconnected and data-driven ecosystem. Gem is ready to deliver blockchain technology to healthcare to provide pipelines that make data more available with uncompromised security and integrity,” Winkelspecht added.
The Hackathon which will precede the conference, will be sponsored by Gem where the company will provide GemOS, a complete blockchain application platform, for competitive development. The company has opened its platform for the first time and will award $5,000 to the best implementation. The Hackathon will be judged by a panel of venture capitalists, executives, and technologists.
The conference is open for its registration with early bird offers and speaking and sponsoring opportunities are also available.
Distributed: Health is a groundbreaking forum for healthcare leaders from around the world to explore the impact of blockchain technology and distributed ledgers on the healthcare industry. The conference is hosted by BTC Media, the world’s largest provider of information and education about the digital currency and blockchain industries. BTC Media also publishes The Distributed Ledger, a weekly email newsletter about blockchain technology.