Embedded Belief Systems: The Most Overlooked, Least Understood Opportunity in the Healthcare Blockchain Space

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John Bass

Abstract

Session Description: The most exciting part of blockchain and DLT innovation is not technical. It’s social. In fact, Blockchain could be the most exciting socio-economic experiment of our lifetimes. For the first time in our lives, innovative communities have the opportunity to build healthcare solutions that codify the belief systems of their creators. This is a remarkable and often-overlooked feature of blockchain system development could hold its greatest potential in use cases ranging from patient-centered care delivery to decentralization of the supply chain. This presentation will discuss why this concept is powerful, how this is new / different from the past, and why it makes innovation difficult but all the more meaningful.

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John Bass, Hashed Health, Founder and CEO

Hashed Health is a healthcare innovation firm focused on accelerating the design, development and meaningful utilization of blockchain technologies and networks. John has over 20 years of experience in healthcare technology with expertise in collaborative health platforms, patient engagement, systems integration, supply chain, clinical performance and value-based payments. At Hashed Health, John’s team partners with public and private sector clients to develop distributed and decentralized solutions that solve health delivery challenges. John is an internationally recognized speaker on blockchain and decentralized healthcare technology. Prior to Hashed Health, John was CEO at InVivoLink, a surgical patient registry and care management start-up which sold to HCA in 2015. John’s experience also includes healthcare B2B startup empactHealth.com which was acquired by Medibuy / Global Healthcare Exchange. John is a native of Nashville and has a Chemistry degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.