Boston, MA
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sep. 11-13, 2017

Case Study: Blockchain in Healthcare - A Marriage of Hype and Promise

September 11, 2017
3:40pm - 4:15pm
Grand Ballroom

In this session we’ll hear how Sentara Health and Old Dominion University are working to secure data by putting into practice one of the hottest (and most hyped) technologies in healthcare: Blockchain.

How does blockchain work in securing the data and enhancing collaboration? Speakers will discuss that in this session. They’ll also share key takeaways, which include:

  • Blockchain is at the top of the “hype cycle” and needs more real-world use cases to prove its effectiveness.
  • It’s not a silver bullet, but has promise for certain key areas, and that has Sentara excited.
  • It’s got big potential for effective identity management, for instance, but scalability remains an open question.


Sachin Shetty

Associate Professor, Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research
Old Dominion University

Dan Bowden

Vice President and CISO
Sentara Healthcare

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