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Blockchain & Digital Transformation in Health

Dec. 5, 2019

In a unique collaboration between academia and industry, Dell Medical School is working with the Austin Blockchain Collective to host the Blockchain and Digital Transformation in Health 2020 Symposium on Feb. 26, 2020. The event follows the formation earlier this year of the collective’s Healthcare Working Group, which comprises local healthcare-oriented blockchain technology innovators and Dell Med.

The collective represents about 120 blockchain and cryptocurrency companies that have a presence in Austin; it provides education, advice and guidance on blockchain technologies to encourage accelerated adoption of these new technologies. For their part, Dell Med and The University of Texas at Austin are exploring research questions related to the adoption, implementation and assessment of these technologies in health. Blockchain technologies have the potential to help patients to have greater access to their data with enhanced privacy and to assist providers to better coordinate care for their patients.

The planned symposium will combine both academic research with industry insights and thought leadership and will include keynotes, presentations and panels with a focused exhibit area running alongside. Around 150 healthcare industry and technology professionals are expected to attend.

How to Participate

The academic/research sessions will focus on exploring and sharing developments in transformative digital technologies like blockchain or distributed ledger technologies in health and clinical medicine. This is a unique opportunity to meet fellow researchers with interest in blockchain technologies in health and to present your ideas before an informed audience from industry and academia. Students and researchers whose abstracts are accepted will also have the opportunity to be considered for publication. We encourage faculty and students at educational establishments to submit abstracts.