Thank you for everything you did to make this journey not just possible – but also so significant!
It’s time to take a pause and applaud you for doing your part in this incredibly talented, curious, and passionate community sharing a single objective: make technology innovation in health and wellness make sense for the future society.
Here are some of the highlights looking back at 2018, and headlights going forward in 2019.
May you enjoy festivities with the light of the universe, and warmth of like hearts around the globe, cradling you and your loved ones.
Tory Cenaj, Publisher Your servant leader.
In March 2018 we’ve launched this first international peer review journal dedicated to blockchain and converging technologies in healthcare, intended for strategic thought leaders, new-era practitioners, and future society stakeholders from academia, private sector, non-profit organizations, and government.
With over 20,000 downloads at an average of three per hour from over 65 countries and our first citation, Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is the product of passionate authors, ecosystem players, and board members.
In order to accelerate the use of blockchain to establish transparency and trust throughout the scholarly publication process, collaboration, and funding, we partnered with Orvium.io, creator of a purpose-built open-source decentralized blockchain-based, AI-enabled framework for managing scholarly publications’ life cycles.
Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) will be the first to run on Orvium. Zero-Delay Publishing aims to make scientific work immediately available upon submission for public review and interaction, promoting scientific patronage campaigns in public and private sectors around the world, and more. To learn more, click here, or go to https://orvium.io.
90 Speakers, 50 Sessions, 17 partners, and 3 Awards shared a single objective: Accelerate healthcare’s pragmatic adoption of new technologies by informing, inspiring, and debating the role and value of technology innovation to health systems, healthcare workforce, and patients around the world.
In order to strengthen the validity of scholarly publishing, accelerate global scale R&D and collaboration, and enhance researchers and developers trust-based reputation, BHTY partnered with ARTiFACTS.ai, creator of the blockchain-enabled platform for academic and scientific research and development.
In addition to making BHTY content available on the ARTiFACTS platform, researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs can use it to establish proof of existence of data, research and development outputs; provide and receive blockchain-secured attribution and other incentives in real-time, and more.
In order to broaden the sector's knowledge base and accelerating Time To Market of software code and data with credibility and trust, and extending the scope of scholarly publications’ references to discoverable, reproducible, and annotatable code, BHTY partnered with Code Ocean, creator of a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform. Researchers, engineers, developers, and scientists can link working code in a computational environment in BHTY.
In order to improve user experience of authors tracking the impact of their scholarly publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work; and establish the public trust in the credibility of its scholarly publication, BHTY partnered with Publons, creator of an author-centric one-stop-shop publication aggregation, verification, and management platform.
Adding to over 2 million verified reviews, authors’ submission to BHTY will be automatically imported to Publons with verified peer-review and complete journal editing history; and peer reviewers will acquire credit for their work.
Converge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) challenges audiences to catalyze and change healthcare using blockchain technology, telehealth, and converging technologies to build consensus for new healthcare solutions and reduces costs for health systems and health consumers. Top world authorities share business cases, pilots, and scaled use, to demonstrate the impact of new and vetted solutions to address challenges in healthcare.
The conference cuts straight to the practicality of initiatives using the HBS Case Method with panelists. Where possible, the bottom line financial impact of initiatives is shared along with “how to” guidance for replicating similar outcomes.
Each year, a current and topical theme is selected to find solutions to current challenges in healthcare and build consensus and understanding for them. This year #ConV2X 2019 presents “Proving Market Value with Pragmatic Innovation in Healthcare.”
The conference is collegiate in essence. No titles or corporate affiliations are featured on badges. This encourages all participants at all levels to share relevant experiences with new or known community members.
Professionally moderated Debates are a conference staple, as top authorities elucidate arguments, pro and con, addressing controversial issues and topics. The Innovation Ignition Competition brings you tomorrow’s investment opportunities with startups competing for mind share and exposure, to VCs, and leading tech labs.
#ConV2X welcomes all stakeholders in the ecosystem to facilitate dialogue, build alliances, educate, and bolster pioneering efforts in industry.
We are excited to share the ATA has endorsed the peer reveiw journals Telehealth and Medicine Today and Blockhain in Healthcare Today.
“Blockchain is a key driving force behind maintaining accurate, actionable healthcare data – and is an important component of where we’re headed in telehealth. The ATA is delighted to collaborate with Partners in Digital Health, as the benefits of blockchain technology are critical to our members’ success in the future,” stated Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, ATA.
The academic portfolio’s editor-in-chief, John Halmaka, MD, International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School, added “We are happy to collaborate with the ATA to catalyze local and global initiatives and use cases to move health, delivery, and education forward, with telehealth and blockchain technology.”
“Pushing the confines of pragmatic healthcare innovation and academic publication practices, these journals fill gaps with editorial missions poised for the next frontier in health and care around the world,” stated Tory Cenaj, Founder, Partners in Digital Health.
It's here...the #ConV2X TMT Podcast Issue is now LIVE!!!
The event's single objective was to accelerate healthcare's pragmatic adoption of new technologies by informing, inspiring, and debating, the role and value of technology innovation to health systems, healthcare workforce, and patients around the world.
#ConV2X provided an opportunity to share theoretical and pragmatic, experiential knowledge, and converge, as equal shareholders in society's future. Click here to find unedited audio, presentations where available, sponsor page, and photos, with links to speaker photos, and the 2nd Annual Innovation Ignition Competition.
Partners in Digital Health, publisher of Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) has announced a partnership with Orvium, the first decentralized social platform for scientific collaboration, funding, and publications management based on blockchain and artificial Intelligence. TMT will be the first journal to run on the new Orvium decentralized platform.
Manuel Martin, CEO and Co-founder of Orvium, said, “This represents another significant milestone for our platform as we move into this next exciting phase of development. Having a major journal like ‘Telehealth and Medicine Today’ as the first to go through our decentralized platform is a strong vote of confidence from a major publisher, and underlines the credentials of our platform.”
Headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, Orvium is a new open-source decentralized platform which aims to revolutionize the speed with which the academic review process takes place, incentivizing peer review on the blockchain through tokenized economic and reputational rewards. With a team drawn from CERN, NASA, Amazon, Oracle, and others, Orvium uses several cutting-edge technologies, including blockchain and artificial intelligence, to drastically reduce the long and often costly process of having research published by traditional publishing houses. The project aims to make scientific data more accessible while giving researchers more control over their work and distribution rights.
Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) is proud to welcome Dr. John D. Halamka MD, CIO of the Beth Israel Deaconess System and International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, as editor-in-chief. Dr. Halamka joins Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General, IFA, and Douglas Shinsato, Regent, University of Hawaii Board of Regents, and co-founder, Anthill Ventures.
TMT continues to introduce many new facets to the journal’s profile since its launch as market disruptor in 2016.
“Telemedicine and telecare will see exponential growth in the next year as healthcare systems adopt value based purchasing contracts and feel the urgency to improve quality while reducing costs. There is no better time to communicate the successes and failures of early adopters. TMT is the perfect place to share experiences with the community" stated Dr. Halamka. His biography may be viewed here.
As a new journal launching on an open source peer review platform, TMT encourages scholarly manuscript submissions that present leading edge innovations and outcomes in a field perceived as tired by some. Although legislation lags, digital health and new technologies continue to fuel change in the healthcare sector.
Telehealth and Medicine Today publishes articles on a continuous basis. As articles are accepted, they are published to ensure timely and accurate reflections of developments to assist building rapid consensus and adoption by the community.
Recently TMT announced its partnership with ARTiFACTS to integrate blockchain technology into the scholarly publishing workflow. This collaboration will help assess the effectiveness of the technology as a tool to improve speed, access, transparency, and attribution in scholarly research.
All TMTauthors and readers can now share in-process work and establish proof of existence for research articles at no charge. You may access the ARTiFACTS system from http://artifacts.ai/
We ask authors to join the work group and readers to sign on for surveys, as your feedback is essential. Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and provide guidance about the system directly with the product team at ARTiFACTS.
The findings from this research will be peer reviewed and published by Telehealth and Medicine Today. Initial observations and insights will be presented at the TMTOctober 2018 ConVerg2Xcelerate conference.
Should you be interested in participating, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at your earliest convenience.
TMT has partnered with ARTiFACTS to integrate blockchain into scholarly publishing workflow & collaborate on research to assess its effectiveness to improve speed, collaboration, access, transparency, & attribution in scientific research. TMT now provides a blockchain-based service for its author community for PoE, attributions, and indexing of content, plus linking supporting article materials for an early user-community in this leading-edge field.