Health Unchained Podcast

Health Unchained Podcast

Health Unchained dives into healthcare projects enabled by blockchain technology. Listen to healthcare leaders, executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, and medical professionals who share their insights and experience.

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Tyler Colvard, PharmD. Clinical Pediatric Pharmacist, UNC Health. BS Psych. Pharmaceutical Advisor at ConsenSys Health. Sports lover. Big UNC fan. •Introduction to Tyler's background and career trajectory •What drove you to the healthcare world and specifically why pharmacy? •How does your academic research experience influence your perspectives in healthcare tech industry? •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •Change is not easy •How important are incentives and economics psychology for healthcare? •Managing pharma inventory in hospitals •What are the biggest pharma-based and/or pharmacogenetics applications you can envision that would require blockchain or decentralized ledger technology? •Patient safety and trust •How can blockchain help address the opioids crisis? •Identifying certain genes that can illuminate risks to pharmacists and doctors (i.e. 2D6, CYP2C19) •The role of EMR interoperability for getting the right info at the right time for patients •From your perspective, what are the biggest barriers to blockchain adoption in healthcare? TRUST. •In pediatric patients, often times they can't speak to you and are dependent on their parents - does blockchain have a solution for this? •Are there issue with health data management when young adults turn 18? Do you think there's a need for data change in custody using blockchain? •NFTs and sports innovation •Favorite DLT projects doing important work •Leadership, and motivational speaking, rap career aspirations •Most influential book you've read – What do you do with an idea? Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •How do you like to stay active and exercise? •Final Takeaways News Corner https://mediacenter.23andme.com/press-release/23andme-agrees-to-acquire-lemonaid-health On October 22, 2021 – 23andMe announced plans to acquire Lemonaid Health, an on-demand telehealth platform, for $400M (25% in cash and 75% in 23andMe shares). 23andMe, a leading consumer genetics and research company will be adding Lemonaid Health’s telemedicine and prescription drug delivery services to it’s consumer solutions offerings. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Oct 28

1 hr 42 min

Dr. Eberhard Scheuer is the founder and the President of the Board of Directors at dHealth foundation and has been a pioneer in using blockchain in the healthcare field. Eberhard holds a Ph.D. in psychology and views healthcare always from the patient’s point of view. He has been a researcher, lecturer, therapist, digital health entrepreneur, and networker for two decades. Eberhard is a psychologist by training and was trained as a clinical psychologist, but mainly worked in the research environment studying at UMass Amherst and University of Tübingen. CONNECT WITH EBERHARD LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eberhardscheuer/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/medrepublik Website: https://dhealth.network/ Related episode - https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep-84-nem-development-for-healthcare-gregory-saive-ceo-ubcdigital Show Notes ●Introduction to Eberhard's background ●What is the use case and vision of dHealth Foundation which was previously called the HIT foundation? ●Tokenizing Health data and how patients should ideally be reimbursed for usage of their health data ●Tracing detection system for Covid and other Illnesses and how those use cases are the best for blockchain ●What is Data privacy and how usage of Blockchain transforms the way to store that data off chain and use blockchain for identity management? ●Partnership with Roche on using patients’ data for one of their Hemophilia drug launches and using blockchain for that launch. ●Alpha and beta testing on the dHealth platform ●What is DHP or Digital Health Point tokens and what kind services can be acquired using these tokens? ●Due to the rules and laws of Switzerland, how is operating a Blockchain company there? What are the Pros and Cons? ●European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT) exchange and how blockchain can play an important role in the matching process ●What are the financial and technical challenges which are being worked on to be launched in the coming months? ●What influential book can you recommend? “100 years of solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez ”The Ascent of Money” by Nial Furguson ●What are some of the preferred exercises that you like to do to stay active? Running and Sailing. News Corner https://blog.helium.com/more-than-a-data-point-norada-brings-elderly-care-to-the-peoples-network-f75d7e579fed As most of us know, demand for elderly care services continues to climb higher as each new generation lives longer than the previous one. Norada Corporation has teamed up with Helium, also known as the People’s Network, to enhance communications between at-home elderly care managers, seniors, and care givers. Norada solves this challenge by irradicating the need for a smartphone. Instead, as each caregiver completes their service, they tap a button on their ID badge to automatically log location details to the central cloud database using asset tracking technology from Abeeway. To make all of this possible, Norada needed a long-range IoT wireless network, and Helium fit the bill perfectly. As the fastest-growing wireless network, The People’s Network enables cost efficiencies of only $1 per badge per year. Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Oct 10

1 hr 11 min

Larry Pang is the head of business development and marketing at IoTeX. IoTeX’s mission is to enable a borderless ecosystem where humans and machines can interact with guaranteed trust, free will, and privacy. IoTeX built the first consumer grade indoor security camera that uses blockchain to secure its users data. It’s called Ucam and anyone can buy one from Amazon for about $50. Before IoTeX, Larry worked as a consultant at Oliver Wyman. IoTeX website: https://iotex.io/ Larry's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/larry-pang/ Show Notes •Larry's background and BizDev role at IoTeX •What is the vision for IoTeX and who founded it? •UCam description and functionalities •Which industry verticals are you focusing on? Why? oSecurity, Healthcare, Supply chain •Data Privacy •Smart Homes, medical devices •Computer vision evolution •Autonomous driving • IoTeX technical specifications (architecture) o Blockchain Protocol and network o IoTeX tokenomics o Data storage and Cloud o Intel SGX o Private key generation o Privacy preserving computation capabilities o Any integration with other Home devices like Alexa, Google, etc. ? •Important applications - Healthnet and Health blocks •IoTeX Growth and scale •IoT Competitive landscape - what other companies are working on similar products/services? •Roadmap for 2021 and beyond •Final Takeaways Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Sep 21

1 hr 46 min

Kordel France is the co-founder and CEO of Seekar Technologies, which is a AI and blockchain startup seeking to advanced computer vision technology for medical imaging, among other use cases. He is a machine learning engineer with experience in computer vision, augmented reality, GPS, autonomous systems, and optics. Published multiple products in automatic target recognition, signal processing, robotics, and medical imaging. Kordel also spent part of his career at Raytheon as an airframe engineer and studied machine learning at MIT and John Hopkins University. Website: https://seekartech.com/healthcare LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kordel-k-f-10349811b/ Show Notes •Introduction to Kordel's background •Experience in machine learning, computer vision, AI •Goal to replicate consciousness through AI •What is your vision for Seekar technologies and why did you start it? •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •Which industry verticals are you focusing on? Why? oHealthcare, defense, sports, AgTech •Medical Imaging use case and neural networks for edge intelligence •COVID AI app on App Store •Clarity on the AI process, how it thinks •What is SeekarCoin and why do you need it? •Ethics and engineer’s AI bias •Coded Bias (Netflix movie) •Tokenizing equity and community building •What are the biggest challenges you are facing? •Gaining people’s trust in AI •Federated learning and edge ML •General technical specifications (architecture) of network oBlockchain Protocol oData storage and Cloud oInteroperability with existing database systems •What stage of development is your product today? •Roadmap for 2021 and beyond •If it’s not too personal, what would you consider to be your biggest mistake? •What are your thoughts about the singularity that is supposed to happen in 2045? •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Neuro-security •Favorite book that has influenced you - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley News Corner https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/digital-health/ginger-and-headspace-plan-to-merge-to-scale-up-comprehensive-digital-mental-health Two major mental health platforms have agreed to merge their efforts to reach over 100 million consumers. Ginger, a teletherapy startup, and Headspace, a meditation journey app are planning to close the deal in the last quarter of 2021 to create Headspace Health. According the executives, the combined company will have the world’s largest mental health data set, which will be used to provide highly personalized care to individuals. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Sep 5

1 hr 5 min

Jhonatan Bringas Dimitriades, MD is an executive who works with technologists, developers, medical professionals and patients to deliver the right digital and technical solutions to enhance the diagnosis, treatment, recovery and quality of life of patients around the globe. Personal Website: https://jhonatanbringas.com/ Company Website: lapsihealth.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjhonatanMD Dr. Bringas has worked in the implementation of medical technologies in some of the top medical centers worldwide, such as the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, the Panama Clinic, the Hong Kong University Hospital, the AMC UMC Amsterdam and many others. His work is related to medical implementation of technologies, digital health, and innovation in the medical devices area. Jhonatan is a certified Occupational Physician, with postgraduate education in Public Health, Business Strategy and Digital Healthcare solutions. Jhonatan holds a Medical Degree, re-certified in 3 continents and has held the positions of Medical Director, Chief Medical Officer and is currently the Chief Communications Officer of Finnish MedTech NUKUTE, a respiratory / sleep medicine wearable company and the Chief Medical Officer of American DTX startup DiaM Life, in the Diabetes Mellitus space. He is co-founder and CEO of Lapsi Health, an early stage startup developing digital therapeutics starting with solutions for chronic asthma pediatric patients. We talked about the evolution of digital therapeutics and wearables from a medical doctor’s perspective. Although this episode is light on blockchain talk, it was a great conversation about the future of digital health and how we can get there. Show topics •Jhonatan's background •Lapsi Health •Wearables •Digital Therapeutics •Clinical Trials •Doctor's perspective News Corner https://consensyshealth.com/news/press-release/consensys-health-to-acquire-fhirblocks-to-enable-patients-to-exercise-fine-grained-control-of-their-confidential-healthcare-information/ On August 10, 2021, ConsenSys Health agreed to acquire FHIRBlocks, an innovative developer of solutions to support self-sovereign patient-directed fine-grained sharing of protected personal health information. The acquisition includes the transfer of FHIRBlocks’ Intellectual Property, as well as key executives and staff, business activities and relationships, to ConsenSys Health. Currently, slow and error-prone manual processes have largely been used to administer patient data consents, but the introduction of digital communications using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) for data-interoperability has shown clear benefits and is now mandated by regulations, such as the U.S. 21st Century Cures Act. In addition, patient and consumer privacy regulations, such as HIPAA, GDPR and CCPA are also mandating new processes. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Aug 21

52 min 29 sec

Gregory Saive is an experienced software developer from Belgium who uses the NEM blockchain platform to develop various dapps including an online game called PacNem. He spent time as Head Foundation Developer at NEM. Gregory is founder and CEO of UBC.Digital which publishes content for blockchain developers. He's also the blockchain lead at D Health and works on Symbol from NEM. Website: UBC.Digital Book: https://ubc.digital/symbol-from-nem-the-return-of-the-ninjas/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/eVias PacNem website: https://www.pacnem.com/ dHealth website: https://dhealth.network/ Symbol website: https://symbolplatform.com/ --Show Notes-- •Introduction to Gregory's background •Development experience and career •What is the most important thing you are doing in the blockchain space? •Please describe your organization, UBC Digital for developers •eBook – Symbol from NEM the return of the ninjas •What is the primary benefit of using NEM vs another blockchain network for DLT development? •What healthcare organizations are using NEM and what problems are they trying to solve? •How can development be incentivized using blockchain? •What is Dhealth.network? •How did you come up with Pac-Nem? •What are your thoughts on Ethereum and Cardano development? •What is Symbol Platform and how much traction does it have? •General technical specifications (architecture) of network •What are your thoughts about the singularity that is supposed to happen in 2045? •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Favorite book that has influenced you – Clean Code by Robert C. Martin •Final Takeaways --News Corner-- https://qz.com/2036529/more-than-450-airlines-can-now-use-ibms-digital-health-pass/ On July 22, 2021, international airline reservation system, Amadeus, announced adoption of IBM’s digital health passport solution called IBM Digital Health Pass. The health pass uses IBM’s blockchain technology to allow travel security agents to verify a travel’s covid-19 vaccination status without using a simple QR code scan. --Health Unchained Links-- Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Jul 26

1 hr

Ted Tanner Jr., CTO of Watson Health. Ted was previously the CTO of PokitDok (a major healthcare company which leveraged APIs and the DokChain blockchain platform). PokitDok was acquired by Change Healthcare in 2018. Ted is an engineering executive with extensive experience ranging from startups to public corporations. Focused mainly on growth scale computing he has held architect positions at both Apple and Microsoft and has held instrumental roles in several start-ups, including digidesign (IPO and acquired by Avid), Crystal River Engineering (acquired by Creative Labs), and more. He is on the IAB for the University of South Carolina Computer Science Department as well as the Center for Intelligent Systems and Machine Learning at the University of Tennessee. Ted's website: https://www.tedtanner.org/ IBM Watson Health website: https://www.ibm.com/watson-health Twitter: https://twitter.com/tctjr Topics Overview •Introduction of Ted's background •Journey into healthcare and technology •Experience starting PokitDok and selling to Change Healthcare •When did you first learn about blockchain? •How is blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare developing globally and domestically? •Web3 •Are you concerned about the impact of quantum computing on the world's data security systems, especially blockchains? •Is the future of AI/ML/FL dependent on a secure blockchain network? •What excites you most about IBM Watson Health? •What is LinuxforHealth? Why is it important? •Regulation of technology •Young people and technology addiction •What advice can you share with young technology entrepreneurs who are looking to reshape the healthcare system? •Philosophical/Personal •What do you believe in that most people would disagree with? •(Not to get political) how can technology be used to address drug taboos in our society? •If it’s not too personal, what would you consider to be your biggest mistake? •Favorite book that has influenced you - How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler •What are your thoughts about the singularity that is supposed to happen in 2045? •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Key Takeaways News Corner On May 20, 2021, The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health and well-being, announced the availability of their new, free, Never Alone mobile application, which offers individuals the ability to connect, 24/7, with curated volunteers, counselors, mental health experts/professional, local organizations, and hospitals based on their location. The app is a collaboration with CG Creative Studios and leverages the Hedera network which is a decentralized ledger technology that uses acyclic graphs to create an asynchronous Byzantine Fault-Tolerant consensus algorithm. The hashgraph technology is currently patented, and the only authorized ledger is Hedera Hashgraph. The native cryptocurrency of the Hedera Hashgraph system is HBAR. The app allows mental health and wellness experts, from medical professionals to meditation experts, to upload content into a service registry, where it is logged on the Hedera Consensus Service and given a digital fingerprint, providing a guarantee of where that content resides and making it completely tamperproof. Users gain easy access by simply logging into the platform to view trustworthy content that they know has not been altered or falsified. The goal of the initiative is to address the roots of human stress and suffering, advance innovation based on scientific research, and democratize access to wellness resources and everyday tools for those in need. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chopra-foundation-launches-never-alone-app-powered-by-hedera-to-support-mental-and-emotional-well-being-301296334.html Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

May 31

1 hr 21 min

Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of the Hyperledger project hosted by the Linux Foundation. He’s written and spoken extensively on open-source software development and communities. In 1999, he co-founded the Apache Software foundation, a non-profit that supports several open source project around key internet technologies. Brian has served on the board of the Mozilla foundation since 2003 and was CTO at the World economic forum. Hyperledger was started in 2015 by the Linux Foundation and hosts some of the most popular enterprise-grade distributed ledger platforms like Hyperledger Fabric, Besu, Indy, and Sawtooth. Brian's Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbehlendorf Brian's Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Behlendorf Hyperledger Website: https://www.hyperledger.org/use Show Notes •Brian's background •When did you first learn about blockchain? •How do you compare the current blockchain revolution to the internet revolution of the 90s? •Linux Foundation involvement in healthcare •Launching Hyperledger •What excites you most about the Hyperledger network and its community? •Does the lack of a native cryptocurrency mean there's less incentivize for Hyperledger developers compared to other smart contract DLTs like Ethereum? Or is it a scaling advantage for Hyperledger? •How close are we to a global self-sovereign identity solution? Indy project •Future of identity •Selective disclosure •BBS+ signatures, •Can we expect real privacy and protection from government surveillance in the future? •WHO Vaccine cards historical insight •Public vs. Private DLT - how to choose the right level of openness for business applications? •How important is community and stakeholder governance when developing a DLT solutions? Philosophical/Personal •What do you believe in that most people would disagree with? •(Not to get political) how can technology be used to address drug taboos in our society? •In your view, what would it take for Bitcoin to lose it's #1 place in total network value (in USD)? •Will you be attending Burning Man this year? •Favorite book that has influenced you – The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •DAW (digital audio workstation) of choice – MIXX, OBS, Twitch •Is it fair to have an open network where people can join with equal voting rights without any previous investment or effort into a project? •Key Takeaways News Corner https://www.coindesk.com/microsoft-azure-service-blockchain-close Microsoft has decided to terminate its Azure-based blockchain-as-a-service platform. According to a recent blog post, Microsoft announced, they have been quietly informing customers on the best way to migrate their data to an alternative of their choosing by Sept. 10. Support for new deployments or member creations has also been discontinued. No official reason for their decision has been shared by the company. In late January 2016, Microsoft offered Azure's DevTest Labs so that Blockchain-related services and partners can decouple the Blockchain technology from virtual machines. Microsoft's short-term goal for the Azure BaaS was to make available a certified blockchain marketplace. The recommended migration destination is ConsenSys Quorum Blockchain Service. Users also could opt to self-manage their blockchains using Virtual Machines. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

May 17

1 hr 13 min

Mathieu Galtier, PhD – Neuroscience and computer science (applied mathematics) background. Chief Product Officer of Owkin which was founded in 2016 and has quickly emerged as a leader in bringing AI and ML technologies to the healthcare industry. We’ll be talking about how blockchain technology and federated learning systems are creating amazing new opportunities in medical research and development. LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/mgaltier/ Guest Twitter: https://twitter.com/m_galtier Research: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mathieu-Galtier MELLODDY: https://www.imi.europa.eu/projects-results/project-factsheets/melloddy Owkin • Origins of Owkin and the healthcare interest - life science company - research oriented - really want to cure cancer o Medical data & Clinical predictive models o Connect platform for Federated Learning • Owkin Tech stack overview o Data prep o Infra: Kubernetes o Application layer: Substra (python, Hyperledger fabric) o Algorithms: any python ML frameworks (pytorch, tensorflow etc) • open source foundation to host Substra framework for distributed computation ML for Healthcare • Why is ML relevant for Healthcare? o Precision medicine: customization of treatment to individual patients based on their medical data. o• Clinical Trials Research challenges and opportunities oFederated Learning for Healthcare • What is Federated Learning? o Model training across distributed datasets. Data is never shared. (opposition centralized computation vs traveling models) o Can you describe how federated learning can solve some of our privacy and security concerns with personal data? o HealthChain project o Melloddy project • What is the HealthChain project's main objective? • MELLODDY consortium - Owkin, NVIDIA, and King’s College London - Have you reached your goals? What's new with this collaboration? • Academic collaboration → HealthChain o Industrial coopetition → Melloddy • BLockchain in Federated Learning • Why is a blockchain relevant for Federated Learning? What is in the blockchain? o Trustless permission regime → smart contracts for details governance / data access regimes o Traceability & reproducibility (no 3rd party to trust) → good for certification o Decentralized orchestration → increase security; no shadow computation o Tokenization of data value through contribution score for training models o Private vs public blockchains: we needed a consortium blockchain o How can blockchain-orchestrated federated learning enable a new method of building AI models? o Models have an identity card describing their genealogy. Their performance can be assessed on 3rd party datasets → models are production / certification ready o Models are the most accurate possible. They serve as the basis (for transfer learning) for numerous data modalities: histology, genomics, chemistry... •What do you believe in that most people would disagree with? o There is no free will • Favorite book that has influenced you o Foundation by Isaac Asimov. Psychohistory: 2 scales individual and population. • Keys to ML in Healthcare  Collaboration  Confidentiality  Compliance News Corner https://www.wired.com/story/microsoft-decentralized-id-blockchain/ Occording to sources, Microsoft has been working on a decentralized identity solution since 2017 and has slowly built out the infrastructure over the past few years.. At the recent Ignite conference, Microsoft announced that it will launch a public preview of its “Azure Active Directory verifiable credentials” spring of 2021. In the NHS pilot, for example, health care providers can request access to professional certifications from existing NHS health care workers, who can in turn choose to allow that access, streamlining a process for transferring to another facility that previously required a much more involved back and forth. U Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Mar 15

1 hr 32 min

Disa Lee Choun, head of Global clinical sciences and operations innovation at UCB, a Belgium-based multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company. Disa is also co-leading the first PHUSE blockchain working group (non-profit) and was named Top 100 tech women, advisor entrepreneur by the Financial times 100 most influential BAME leader. Disa has years of experience working on technology and innovation especially in the pharmaceutical industry. Her passion is working on closing the gap for patients with unmet needs and exploring/implementing the right technologies (Blockchain, IoT, AI/machine learning, robotics, data discovery tools, and others) to accelerate the implementation of End to End patient solution. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Disa was a co-founder of an IT company. She has an EMBA and B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Guest LI: https://www.linkedin.com/in/disa-l-95bb981/ Company website: https://www.ucb.com/ PHUSE website: https://phuse.global/ Show Notes •Introduction to Disa's background •Why did you get into chemistry and pharma? •How does your experience in pharma shape your understanding of clinical research innovation? •Role as Head of Global Clinical Sciences and Operations at UCB •Smart Contracts for clinical trials •Wearables, IOT, and sensors to improve clinical trials •Incentive mechanisms for better clinical trials •How important is community development for the new "blockchain-enabled" business models. •Favorite scientist of all time •Favorite Book – 7 Seven Habits of Highly Efficient People by Stephen Covey and The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell •Final takeaways News Corner https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/02/19/business/cape-cod-healthcare-receives-bitcoin-donations-totaling-800k/ An anonymous donor donated bitcoin to Cape Cod Healthcare, a hospital system in my state of Massachusetts. On January 28th and on February 19, the donor, (who has previously donated USD to the hospital), sent about $400k in bitcoin to Cape Cod Healthcare. That’s a total of about $800k in bitcoin which the hospital immediately converted to USD. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Mar 1

43 min 46 sec

Ain Aaviksoo, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer of Estonia-based Guardtime Health which has rolled out a COVID19 vaccine passport technology called VaccineGuard. Ain has worked as Undersecretary for E-services and Innovation for Estonian government overseeing the digital transformation and innovation of health care, labor and social matters. Dr Aaviksoo obtained MD from University of Tartu and MPH from Harvard University. He has earlier work experience as a physician, senior level civil servant, international level consultant on large system transformation and technology adoption in healthcare, health policy researcher, CEO of public policy think-tank Praxis and as a health-tech entrepreneur. Dr Aaviksoo has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and contributed into several book chapters on health policy and e-health, he is also regularly presenting as invited keynote speaker on digital services and health care innovation at international events. He is lecturing in various universities on innovation and technology in healthcare. Guest info: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ainaaviksoo/ Guardtime Website: https://guardtime.com/ Show notes •Introduction to Ain's background •What drove you to the healthcare industry? •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •COVID-19 Vaccination rate statistics and updates globally •COVID-19 Vaccine supply chain expectations •What is the vision for Guardtime as a company? •What is the impact of COVID-19 on pharma supply chain and on Guardtime? •Can you briefly describe Guardtime's services/products/platforms and their technology stacks? oMIDA cybersecurity – work with Verizon oZero-Trust system oGuardtime KSI platform oBlockchain Protocols oVaccineGuard What will be the experience for a regular person getting vaccinated? What are your company milestones goals for 2021? •Integration with medical records •Naturally infected/immune people oHSX - Life Sciences oKSI Cash - Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) •Experience working with the Estonian government and the WHO •Any feedback from beta-testers of your platform? •What is Guardtime's business model? •Who are your company partners and major investors? •How would you describe the company culture at Guardtime? Are you hiring? •Outlook for 2021 and beyond •Most influential books you've read – The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood by James Gleick. Team of Teams : New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by Stanley McChrystal •Final Takeaways News Corner https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2021/02/10/966304438/up-against-mutants-who-says-astrazeneca-vaccine-is-still-a-good-bet. In recent months, there have been more reports of new variants of the coronavirus across different parts of the world. In South Africa, there were plans to distribute millions of AstraZeneca-Oxford covid vaccines (viral vector genetically modified virus type) until some new evidence suggested the vaccine provided “minimal protection” against mild or moderate cases involving the B.1.351 variant also known as 501.V2. The plan would be to still rollout some of the AstraZeneca vaccine but in limited quantities and to monitor recipients closely to see how well it's working. In terms of doses that have so far been purchased, AstraZeneca is currently the world's largest source of COVID vaccines, scheduled to deliver more than 2 billion doses this year. One thing that seems safe to say is getting a vaccine now is better than waiting for a perfect vaccine a year from now. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Feb 22

1 hr 15 min

Shadrack Kubyane, co-founder of Coronet Blockchain, is a former Deloitte management consultant. He founded the company with his wife, Pretty, to track the supply chain of human hair extensions to salons and individuals in South Africa. Coronet Blockchain leverages IBM Hyperledger technologies to secure the supply chain for human hair extensions. Guest Info Website: https://www.coronetblockchain.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shadrack-kubyane-04629b12/ Show Notes •Introduction of Shadrack's background and experience •Origins of Coronet Blockchain •Problems that Coronet Blockchain is trying to solve •Hair market in Africa and globally - supply chain •Buyers and sellers of human hair •How can hair extensions improve self-esteem and possibly mental health? •Technology stack •How is the IBM blockchain eco-system? •What kind of data is collected in the Coronet Blockchain marketplace? •Do you need to use blockchain for your marketplace? Why? •What are the main challenges and opportunities that your company faces today? •Company traction •Growth marketing strategies in Africa •Roadmap for 2021 and beyond •If it’s not too personal, what would you consider to be your biggest mistake? •Favorite book that most influenced your universe – Finding a Way to Win by André Olivier •Final takeaways News Corner https://www.mobihealthnews.com/news/emea/astrazeneca-estonia-participate-vaccineguard-pilot In January of 2021, AstraZeneca in Estonia partnered with data security and blockchain firm, Guardtime, to participate in their VaccineGuard pilot. Iceland, Hungary, and Estonia are the first countires to sign up to the new platform supporting the global covid-19 vaccination program. Vaccination passports and the idea of immunity passports are hot topics as people try to get back to normal life. This is just one of many types of digital health technologies being used to facilitate the global rollout of the Covid19 vaccines. While this is a great step forward for the world, there are still many questions about how effective the vaccines are against new coronavirus variants. Tune into Health Unchained episode 79 where we do a deep dive into this pilot project with the Chief medical officer of Guardtime as my guest. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Feb 7

56 min 29 sec

Wendy M. Charles, PhD, CIP, CCRP, CBP is a researcher and regulatory compliance scientist with expertise in managing clinical research operations, quality assurance, and implementation of health information technologies. She has 28 years of research experience; 16 years of management experience with industry-sponsored and federally funded research. Wendy is Chief Scientific Officer at BurstIQ, co-chair of the IEEE Standards Development Working group for blockchain in healthcare and life sciences, and has contributed to numerous other blockchain/healthcare publications. BurstIQ Website: www.burstiq.com Blockchain Compliance by Design: Regulatory Considerations for Blockchain in Clinical Research: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fbloc.2019.00018/full We talk about how we can start encouraging an ethics by design approach to building software and how dynamic consent management can provide more control over a patient’s own health data. Related episode: https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep-56-securing-health-connections-frank-ricotta-ceo-burstiq IEEE HEALTHCARE VIRTUAL SERIES: BLOCKCHAIN & AI: https://attend.ieee.org/healthcare-blockchain-ai/ Show Notes •Introduction to Wendy's background •What drove you to the healthcare world? •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •How does your academic research experience influence your perspectives in healthcare infotech industry? •Digital tattoos for temporary health monitoring •Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical research operations •Importance of Ethics by Design •World leadership summit link - https://worldleadersummit.com/topicscategories/blockchain/ •Dynamic Consent management, broad and specific consent •Describe your role as CSO at BurstIQ •What tactics is BurstIQ employing to address data privacy and personal ownership of one's data? •Customers like Intermountain Healthcare saved ~$90M over three years by using BurstIQ: https://www.burstiq.com/burstiq-brings-90-million-case-study-to-blockchain-through-intermountain-healthcare-spin-off-empiric-health/ •What are the biggest barriers to blockchain adoption in healthcare? •Balancing between regulatory compliance and technology innovation •Most influential book you've read – The Patient Will See You Now by Dr. Eric Topol •What are your thoughts about the singularity that is supposed to happen in 2045? •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Thoughts on Neuralink technology •Final Takeaways News Corner https://deepmind.com/blog/article/alphafold-a-solution-to-a-50-year-old-grand-challenge-in-biology Alphabet’s decade old DeepMind artificial intelligence system has essentially solved a 50 year old grand challenge in biology. That problem is known as the protein folding problem. Proteins are the building blocks and operate all our functional biology systems. They are large complex molecules made up of chemical chains and amino acids. This is important because, right now, in order to figure out how a specific protein looks like and how it physically conforms in 3D space, scientists typically use X-Ray crystallography techniques which costs over $100k and takes up to a year to complete. There are currently over 200 million proteins in the main database and only about 170,000 have their 3D structures mapped out, a fraction of the 200M. This research is currently being peer-reviewed for final publication and scientists are absolutely excited about exploring this amazing technology for the advancement of scientific knowledge. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Dec 2020

52 min 21 sec

Robert Chu is the Co-founder & CEO of Embleema. He is the former SVP of Global Technology for IQVIA & has created & managed data networks in over 20 countries in the U.S., Asia & Europe. Robert and I talk about the tremendous value of provable, secure real world data that can be directly shared by patients to improve bio-statistical models. We also discuss his recent business partnership with Alira Health and the origins of the HIVE data analytics platform. Embleema Website: https://embleema.com/ Disclaimer: The Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Topics Overview •Introduction to Robert's background •What drove you to the healthcare industry? •Experience at IBM, IMS Health, and IQVIA •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •What is the vision for Embleema? Why did you start it? •Impact of COVID-19 on on Embleema •Epilepsy Foundation partnership and Epilepsy Digital Engagement Navigator (EDEN) •Long-term studies are difficult to track •Why should people care about real world evidence/data? •Can you describe Embleema's services/products/platforms and their technology stacks? •Hyperledger •HIVE – High Performance Integrated Virtual Environment – data repository and analytics platform built by Dr. Vahan Simonyan who transferred HIVE property to Embleema https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-performance_Integrated_Virtual_Environment •Tracking patient consent •What tactics are you employing to address data privacy and personal ownership of one's data? •Any feedback from beta-testers of your platform? •What are the biggest barriers to blockchain adoption in healthcare? •Synthetic control arms in clinical studies – simulation of placebo group •Embleema's business model? •Company partners and major investors? •Alira Health Partnership goals •How would you describe the company culture at Embleema? •Outlook for 2021 and beyond •Favorite DLT projects doing important work •Most influential book you've read – The Lorax by Dr. Seuss •Thoughts about the singularity that is supposed to happen in 2045 •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Final Takeaways News Corner https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-first-covid-19-test-self-testing-home On November 17, 2020, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 diagnostic at-home self-test which provides rapid results. The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit is a molecular (real-time loop mediated amplification reaction) single use test that is intended to detect the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19. The Lucira COVID-19 All-In-One Test Kit test has been authorized for home use with self-collected nasal swab samples in individuals age 14 and older who are suspected of COVID-19 by their health care provider. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Nov 2020

1 hr

Ben Taylor is the CEO of LedgerDomain, founded in 2016 to bring blockchain solutions to enterprise ecosystems. Ben spent a quarter of a century incubating and investing in early-stage technology companies. In partnership with the Clinical Supply Blockchain Working Group, LedgerDomain developed the world's first iOS blockchain app for the clinical supply chain. He's also founder of Sophrosyne Capital which has been running for over 15 years. LedgerDomain Website: https://www.ledgerdomain.com/ Ben recently spoke at the IEEE Virtual Series on Blockchain and AI. Ben's presentation on Blockchain and Vaccine Supply Assurance: https://ieeetv.ieee.org/channels/ieee-future-directions/2020-ieee-healthcare-blockchain-ai-medical-devices-industry-day-bruinchain-ben-taylor REGISTER FOR THE IEEE HEALTHCARE VIRTUAL SERIES: BLOCKCHAIN & AI - https://attend.ieee.org/healthcare-blockchain-ai/ Introduction to Ben's background •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •What is the vision for LedgerDomain? Why did you start it? •What drove you to the healthcare industry? •What's your take on the impact of the recent FDA delay who said they do not intend to take action against wholesale distributors who do not, prior to November 27, 2023, verify the product identifier prior to further distributing returned product as required under section 582(c)(4)(D) of the [Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act] FD&C Act? How may this impact competition who can enter the space? •What is the last mile of the pharma supply chain? •What is the impact of COVID-19 on pharma supply chain and on LedgerDomain? •COVID-19 Vaccine supply chain expectations •Can you describe LedgerDomain's services/products/platforms and their technology stacks? oOpen Source, Hyperledger Fabric, AWS servers, Linux Foundation oKitchain (push system) and BRUINchain (pull system) oDocuSeal oXATP App •Distributed Identity •What is LedgerDomain's business model? •What are the biggest barriers to blockchain adoption in healthcare? •Privacy/Security enclaves on Mobile •How does running a hedge fund (Sophrosyne Capital) inform the way you approach the blockchain world? •Inventory management accuracy solutions •How would you describe the company culture at LedgerDomain? •Outlook for 2021 and beyond •Favorite DLT projects doing important work not our own? Really like Atomyze for precious metals. Spam deterrence in India. •What’s your take on Bitcoin? •Most influential book you've read - Creative Industries: Contracts Between Art and Commerce by Richard E. Caves •Final Takeaways Health Unchained News Corner With the passing of California’s ballot measure Proposition 24 or the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), the state has become the country’s leader in data privacy legislation. CPRA adds to California’s existing law, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) which gives Californians the power to know what data businesses collect about them and prevent businesses from selling that data to anyone else. The new CPRA law would close some legal loopholes in the CCPA. Proposition 24’s provisions give Californians the ability to tell businesses not to use certain categories of sensitive information, including race, health, religion, location, sexual orientation, and biometrics. It makes more explicit that “do not sell” includes data shared between companies. And it triples fines for violations if the affected consumer is younger than 16 years old. It provides funding for a Privacy Protection Agency that would be charged with enforcing privacy laws. Overall, the passage of the CPRA will drive more interest in privacy preserving technologies that decentralized ledger technology can potentially offer our society. https://www.vox.com/2020/11/4/21534746/california-proposition-24-digital-privacy-results Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Nov 2020

1 hr 14 min

Episode 1: Q&A with John Greaves, Director, Global Standards, Architecture, Conformity and Propagation at ConsenSys Health Hosted by Ray Dogum, Podcast Chair, IEEE Healthcare: Blockchain and AI Virtual Series, this episode kicks off a special podcast series covering blockchain and AI in the healthcare industry. In this episode Ray chats with John Greaves, a globally recognized leader in technology who has pioneered development in distributed ledger technologies (DLT) and blockchain. John shares about the importance of standards for the evolving blockchain and AI space, as it relates to healthcare. It's amazing to witness the rapid growth of the blockchain in healthcare community. Learn more about John's work on Dec. 5 at the Global Standards Collaboration Kickoff. Register here: https://attend.ieee.org/healthcare-blockchain-ai/ Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Oct 2020

27 min 1 sec

Dr. Leah Houston, founder and CEO of an early-stage startup called Humanitarian Physicians Empowerment Community. If you are a doctor or physician, this episode is for you. Her solution is to develop a platform that uses self-sovereign digital identities to allow physicians to manage their own provable credentials, cutting the administrative waste involved with provider credentialing. Show Notes •Introduction to Leah's background •What drives you to the healthcare industry? •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •As a trained physician, when did you realize the flaws in provider credentialing system? •What is the vision for HPEC? •Importance of Self-sovereign Identity •What is a DID? https://www.w3.org/TR/did-core/ •Explain the current process for a doctor to gain medical privileges in a clinic or hospital? •What problems exist for healthcare professionals in regard to provider credentialing? •Blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare •What are the biggest barriers to adoption? •What does it mean when people say blockchain can provide more trust? •How can HPEC affect the traditional credentialing workflow of a health system? •Can decentralized provider credentialing improve overall digital health technology adoption? •What kind of traction have you had so far? •Can you describe your technology stack? •Cost to build? •What is HPEC's business model? •How did you find your crowdfunding platform? •Physician investors •What other companies are working on similar projects? How are you different? •Outlook for 2021 and beyond •Most influential book you've read – Zero to One by Peter Thiel •Will the future of decentralized identity be hardware based or bio-metrics? •Final Takeaways Health Unchained News Corner https://www.hibcc.org/mediledger-2/ The Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC) recently announced that its Health Industry Number (HIN) System is now available to registered HIN licensees via Chronicled’s blockchain-enabled MediLedger Network. By using Mediledger, HIN pharma industry licensees will both be able to access and use real-time HIN data and incorporate it directly into their live business processes. Manufacturers, Distributors, and GPOs on the MediLedger Network use its Contracts & Chargebacks Solution to ensure pricing contracts are aligned. The solution guarantees that distributors always have valid pricing for customers (Hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, etc.) and that chargebacks are accurate. I’ve interviewed Susanne in episode 66 of Health Unchained. I highly recommend you listen to that episode to learn more about her vision and plans for Chronicled and the MediLedger Network. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Oct 2020

1 hr

Co-founders of Rymedi, David Stefanich, CEO, and Jason Cross, PhD, JD, Chief Strategy officer, discuss their journey to building Rymedi and some recent developments since the covid-19 pandemic. Rymedi is a blockchain healthcare company founded in 2017 to help the healthcare industry collaborate and create value across silos. One really interesting thing I learned is that Rymedi has partnered with Clemson university in South Carolina to help manage their student’s Covid-19 surveillance testing program. Rymedi company website: https://www.rymedi.com/ Clemson Covid-19 Testing Program with Rymedi: https://www.clemson.edu/covid-19/testing/index.html Dr. Deborah Birx commends Clemson: https://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/dr-deborah-birx-commends-clemson-for-covid-19-practices-during-friday-visit/ IEEE Healthcare: Blockchain & AI Virtual Series: https://blockchain.ieee.org/verticals/healthcare Show Notes •Introduction of guests' backgrounds •Origins of Rymedi •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •Problems to solve - Change Control and Serialization in Supply Chain •How is blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare going? •David and Jason are involved in IEEE Blockchain Global communities •How has COVID-19 impacted Rymedi? •Clemson university partnership •IoT Smart Connected Devices •General technical specifications (architecture) of Rymedi network •Runs on EOS blockchain protocol •Data storage •Nodes and network incentives? •Data privacy - Realistic technology expectations - HIPAA and GDPR •No plans for a token •Smart contracts and insurance claims processing? •Rymedi User experience workflow •Customers - adoption challenges in different markets •Rymedi team and culture •Industry Partners and concept traction - existing partners and pilot projects •Can you describe the competitive landscape and any direct competitors to your business? •Opinions on Bitcoin •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Final Takeaways News Corner PCC Weekly Survey Results: https://www.pcpcc.org/2020/09/21/primary-care-covid-19-week-20-survey Covid-19 has put a huge strain on our healthcare system and on front-line healthcare workers. According to the latest weekly survey by the primary care collaborate, it’s also put a strain on primary care practices across the US. The survey respondents are from nearly 500 primary care clinicians. 1 in 5 practices report they have clinicians who have chosen early retirement or left their jobs as a direct result of the pandemic. Most clinicians believe that levels of telehealth use are sufficient — or even above what is suitable for patient care. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Sep 2020

1 hr 16 min

Tori Adams, Founder and CEO of her consulting firm, Cadwyn and Chief Innovation Officer at Value Technology Foundation. Tori has done strategy consulting for the public sector during most of her career at places like IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton. Tori has been a huge advocate and thought leader for blockchain technology for many years now. Based in Washington, DC, she has many connections to the DC blockchain ecosystem including Congress, federal agencies, and non-profits. We talked about her experience as a consultant, Covid-19, airport security, learning about blockchain in healthcare, and technology adoption. Disclaimer: Remember, the Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Show Notes •Introduction to Tori's background •Journey into the blockchain world •Experience in Washington, DC working with regulators •Update from Aug. 4-5 conference COVID airport security National Academy meeting •What is the goal of Value Technology Foundation and what do you do as Chief Innovation Officer? •Blockchain as a way to prevent fraud and theft •Can you share your consulting approach with a new client? •Trends in Blockchain Use during in COVID-19 •COVID-19 Testing and Infection Status •Tracking Supply Chains •Social Distancing Token •What is your opinion on the decision to send COVID-19 data to HHS instead of CDC? And now back to CDC, presumably. •How can blockchain alleviate some problems we face in the battle against opioid addition? •What are the biggest misconceptions of blockchain when you speak with various healthcare executives? •Technical and social adoption challenges for blockchain tech •What is the value of personal healthcare data? •In the DLT industry, what do you believe in that most people would disagree with? •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Are you currently watching any interesting TV shows? A French Village •Favorite books - The Rise and Fall of the British Nation by David Edgerton. The Origins of Totalitarianism by Hannah Arendt •Final takeaways News Corner Social media has given humans so many amazing ways to connect with each other on a global scale. There’s a facebook community for everyone, families can stay up to date virtually, youtube videos can teach you almost anything you need to know. On the flip-side however, social media has created a more toxic polarization of ideas that are limited to the organizations with the most marketing dollars. I will admit, I look at my twitter and linkedIn feeds multiple times a day, unconsciously searching for the next dopamine hit from likes and comments. The reasons I am talking to you about this in this episode’s news corner is because 1. I recently watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix and 2. I saw a report that a 15 year old girl from Oklahoma attempted the Benadryl TikTok challenge and died. https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224 https://www.healthline.com/health-news/benadryl-challenge-on-tiktok-is-dangerous-experts-say Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Sep 2020

1 hr 19 min

Glen de Vries, is co-founder of Medidata, which was acquired by Dassault Systems for $6B in 2019. Glen is co-founder and co-CEO of Medidata, the most-used platform for clinical trials around the world. Glen has been driving Medidata’s mission since the company’s inception in 1999, “powering smarter treatments and healthier people”. He has recently authored a book called "The Patient Equation: The Precision Medicine Revolution in the Age of Covid-19 and Beyond" where he describes how the digitization of healthcare data will create massive opportunities for personalized medicine. Company Homepage: https://www.medidata.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/captainclinical Disclaimer: Remember, the Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Show Notes •Glen's journey from the lab to starting Medidata •Healthcare technology innovation and adoption •Opening up the aperture for better problem solving •Glen’s New book - The Patient Equation - (all royalties donated to Conquer Cancer, the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) Foundation). •Clinical research innovation •Trends in COVID-19 Clinical Trials/Studies – Lessons for the future? •How can we develop a healthcare system that aligns with the promise precision medicine? •The Importance of incentives in healthcare systems •How can smart devices and wearables change the way doctors practice medicine? •DoD – Device on Dog problem •Will wearables improve patient adherence monitoring during clinical research? •What is the value/benefits of collecting personal healthcare data over time? •Gattaca (the movie) and it’s relation to healthcare data •What are the limits of technology for clinical trials research? •What impact do the big tech players have on the clinical trials industry? •What is Medidata's roadmap for the rest of 2020 and 2021? •Who are the people who have been your biggest influences? •When do you expect to go to space? - https://isglendevriesinspacerightnow.com/ •Final takeaways News Corner On August 26, 2020, in an effort to provide faster Covid-19 test results, the FDA authorized an emergency use of a rapid antigen test that can only be used by authorized labs and patient care settings. To be clear, the BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Test Card EUA has not been FDA cleared or approved for broad consumer use. A day after Abbott received this emergency FDA approval of its 15-minute COVID-19 test, HHS has awarded it a $760 million contract to produce 150 million tests, the department said this week. The HHS said the tests may be deployed to schools and other "special needs" populations. Healthcare providers using Abbott's test will swab a patient's nose, transfer the sample to a test card. Results become available In just 15 minutes with no instrumentation, using proven lateral flow technology with demonstrated sensitivity of 97.1% and specificity of 98.5% in clinical study. Abbott says they will ship tens of millions of tests in September, ramping to 50 million tests a month at the beginning of October. https://abbott.mediaroom.com/2020-08-26-Abbotts-Fast-5-15-Minute-Easy-to-Use-COVID-19-Antigen-Test-Receives-FDA-Emergency-Use-Authorization-Mobile-App-Displays-Test-Results-to-Help-Our-Return-to-Daily-Life-Ramping-Production-to-50-Million-Tests-a-Month https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/supply-chain/us-awards-abbott-760m-contract-for-rapid-covid-19-tests.html Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Aug 2020

1 hr 6 min

Mark Karhoff is a Management Consultant and Founder of Ten Count Consulting. Mark provides life science clients guidance with program management, process improvement, supply chain solutions, as well as DSCSA (Drug Supply Chain Security Act) compliance. He has worked with his clients on developing blockchain based solutions for adapting to DSCSA regulations. Disclaimer: Remember, the Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Now let’s get to the show. Show Notes •Introduction of Mark's background •Journey from Logistics to Pharma supply chain with blockchain •Origins of Ten Count Consulting - value proposition (youtube channel) •How is COVID19 impacting healthcare supply chains? •FDA DSCSA Regulation - https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-supply-chain-integrity/drug-supply-chain-security-act-dscsa •Most challenging Supply Chain problems fit for DLT - data entry, track and tracing, temperature monitoring, fraud, counterfeits •DSCSA Interoperability requirements •What steps should pharmacies and pharma companies be considering? •How is blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare developing in the US? •Bruinchain - https://www.bruinchain.com/ •What are some of the major barriers to blockchain adoption? •What are the biggest misconceptions of blockchain when you speak with various healthcare executives? •Mark’s article on 5 barriers to adoption - https://www.pharmaceuticalonline.com/doc/barriers-to-blockchain-adoption-in-the-rx-supply-chain-and-how-to-overcome-them-0001 •How can different trading partners align their interests •Managing between data transparency and privacy •340B Drug Pricing Program Complexity- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/340B_Drug_Pricing_Program •Industry traction - examples of pilot projects? •FDA pursuing Smart Food Initiative - https://www.fda.gov/food/new-era-smarter-food-safety •PDG (Partnership for DSCSA Governance) website is https://dscsagovernance.org/ •Favorite book- Dangerous Doses by Katherine Eban, Tattoos on the Heart by Greg Boyle •What do you believe in that most people would disagree with? •How are you handling with the physical distancing measures? •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Final takeaways – “The time to change is now” News Corner https://federalnewsnetwork.com/cio-news/2020/08/hhs-cio-arrieta-unexpectedly-resigns/ On August 14, 2020, Federal News Network announced that, Jose Arrieta, the CIO of the department of Health and Human Services was resigning from the organization. Of course, it’s difficult for us to know all the circumstances of the situation, especially since it’s a cabinet-level executive branch department of the federal government in 2020. Jose has been a champion of blockchain in healthcare for years now, reportedly had positive things to say about the HHS Protect initiative (which I featured in my last episode’s News Corner). The program aims to increase hospitalization data transparency using their platform called the Coronavirus Data Hub. I wish the best for Jose going forward and hope he plans to stay in the industry. We can use a person with his experience and passion to keep educating people on the value of decentralized ledger technology in healthcare. I invite him to come talk with me on Health Unchained. Hit me up Jose. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Aug 2020

55 min 39 sec

Ali Loveys, MD, FAAP, FHIMSS, ABP-CI is the Chief Privacy Officer, Foundation Relations and North American Markets Leader at Consensys Health. Ali is board-certified in clinical informatics and has had tons of experience as Chief Medical information officer at multiple organizations. During 2018-2020, she was Managing Director Federal Practice Digital Health and US Healthcare Blockchain Leader at Ernst and Young. In this episode we talked bout healthcare, data, cybersecurity, AI, and blockchain. Disclaimer: Remember, the Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Show Notes •Introduction of Ali's background •Journey into technology, business, and healthcare in your career •Working on the RHIO (Rochester Health Information Organization) •Experience at EY as digital healthcare blockchain lead •COVID19 affect on the healthcare data and public trust •Describe your role at ConsenSys Health •When did you first hear about blockchain? •How do we bridge the gap between technology and healthcare? •How is blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare developing in the US? •Biggest misconceptions of blockchain from various healthcare executives •How important is community governance when developing a DLT solution? •Why should people care about their data privacy? •Patient Consent data sharing •What can we do about unread Terms of Service and Privacy Policies? It feels like we don't really have a choice if we want to use many tech platforms. •Data privacy - Realistic technology expectations - HIPAA and GDPR •Ethical Responsibilities for AI development and big data in Healthcare •Industry Partners - existing partners and pilot projects •What do you believe in that most people would disagree with? •If it’s not too personal, what would you consider to be your biggest mistake? •Favorite book - Historical non-fiction •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Final Takeaways Health Unchained News Corner The US Department of Health and Human Services announced its blockchain platform called HHS Protect to collect and share Covid-19 hospitalization data. HHS Chief Information Officer, Jose Arrieta, has been leading efforts at HHS to use blockchain to secure, validate, and share procurement data for a few years now. According to the CIO, HHS Protect coordinates data from 6,200 hospitals across the United States, including numbers of ventilators, hospital beds, ER admittance, and discharge, lab test data across the U.S., warehouse implications, and nursing home data. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbrett/2020/07/24/us-health-department-chief-discloses-functioning-blockchain-project-to-track-covid-19/#26cc64e01949 https://protect-public.hhs.gov/ Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Aug 2020

1 hr 11 min

Rama Rao is the CEO of Bloqcube, a startup he started in 2017 that uses blockchain technology to improve clinical trials operations and research data management. Rama is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in life sciences having spent most of his career as a finance executive at Eli Lilly and Novartis. Company Website: https://bloqcube.com/ Disclaimer: The Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Show Notes •Introduction to Rama's background •Why did you get into healthcare? •How does your experience in pharma shape your understanding of clinical research innovation? •Eroom's law is the observation that drug discovery is becoming slower and more expensive over time, despite improvements in technology, a trend first observed in the 1980s. The cost of developing a new drug roughly doubles every nine years. •Origins of Bloqcube - value proposition •How is the company structured? How big is the team? •Why blockchain in healthcare? •COVID-19 Clinical Trials/Studies •How do you think the government has handled the COVID19 response so far? •Remote Monitoring and Telemedicine •What is your opinion on the decision to send COVID-19 data to HHS instead of CDC? •Describe the actual User Experience - Patients, Providers, researchers, others •General technical specifications (architecture) of Bloqcube oData privacy & Encryption security oIdentity verification oETMF – Electronic Trial Master Form oStripe payment processing oOpen Source software oProtocol layers – Hyperledger fabric oAre you issuing tokens? •Bloqcube was reviewed by HITLAB •Smart Contracts for clinical trials •Describe C2TA™ (Continuous Clinical Trial Accounting) and why it's important - "this minimizes reconciliations and integrates into existing financial systems and closes the loop with a financial planning record indicating the budget and actuals." •Will this improve patient adherence monitoring during clinical research? •Regulatory audits and blockchain auditability •How do you make money? •Technical and social adoption challenges •Industry Partners and concept traction - existing partners and pilot projects (NTT DATA partnership, results of India diabetes observational study pilot) •Can you describe the competitive landscape and any direct competitors to your business? •Who is your favorite scientist of all time? Norman Ernest Borlaug, Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Albert Einstein Mentioned guests – Jim Nasr: https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep-59-tracking-covid19-on-hashgraph-jim-nasr-ceo-acoer Dr. Alex Cahana: https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/insights-from-the-crypto-sherpa-dr-alex-cahana-venture-partner-cryptooracle News Corner https://www.transgene.fr/wp-content/uploads/20200709-PR-Hypertrust-Transgene-final-EN.pdf The life sciences industry continues to develop new immunotherapies that can specifically treat a patient based on their personal genes and diagnosis. A recent partnership was announced on July 9th 2020, between Transgene, a French biopharma company, and Hypertrust Patient Data Care, a blockchain-based supply and data chain company. Emerging personalized treatments have a massive need for trustworthy and decentralized solutions, due to the strong cross-company collaborative nature of the production process. Developing new clinical protocols for personalized medicine is one of the toughest supply and data chain problems facing the industry and it’s great to see that blockchain technologies are beginning to be tested at the enterprise level. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Jul 2020

1 hr 16 min

Stephen Meade is a Business Executive, strategic adviser and lifelong entrepreneur. He has created and ran three Public OTC companies in the US. He has started 11 total companies. Meade is known globally as “The BullsEye Guy” for being able to create and target exactly what's needed to succeed. Currently, Stephen serves as the Chairman at BigBamboo LLC, a holding company that incubates start-up companies and is also head of MonetaPro, MagMo, My Wet Rock, RONAstar and ComCom (Community Commerce) Networks. MonetaPro Homepage: https://monetapro.io/ Stephen's Bullseye Guy Podcast: http://thebullseyeguy.com Disclaimer: The Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Show Notes •Introduction of Stephen's background •The Arc of Entrepreneurship •Experience during the e-commerce internet bubble •BullsEye Guy Podcast and Youtube Experience •Asset Management during a Disaster •Origins of MonetaPro •How can an industry bartering systems work? •MontePro Vision and value proposition •EAMS - Emergency Asset Management System •MontePro Software Tech Stack – Two parts—One; MonetaPro Marketplace, Two; Blockchain Invoicing and Audit o Blockchain protocol o Data storage o GBUC - general business usage credit o Smart contracts •Does MonetaPro need blockchain? Why? •How is COVID19 impacting healthcare supply chains? •Jared Kushner should hit up Stephen Meade because his “McKinsey deal failed” •Competitive landscape and any direct competitors •Product roadmap 2020 and beyond •Bullseye Advice •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Do you miss traveling? Travel video Stephen put together- https://youtu.be/zbBSNdeoRAQ News Corner https://www.civic.com/healthkey/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeldelcastillo/2020/06/16/apple-and-google-admit-ethereum-app-to-let-employees-prove-theyve-been-vaccinated/#27f956d940f7 Civic, a San Francisco-based blockchain startup that raised $43 million in a 2017 initial coin offering, has partnered with Circle Medical, a well-connected affiliate of UCSF Health, a San Francisco hospital, that will let employees prove to their employers the results of their most recent Covid-19 tests. The organization plans to also allow users to prove they received a COVID19 vaccination, when it hopefully becomes available. The solution is called Health Key by Civic™ and it offers employers the ability to create safer working environments by securely verifying employee health status without compromising their privacy. It puts employees in control of their digital identities, and is future proof as it can be updated with test results and vaccination records anytime. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Jul 2020

1 hr 3 min

Susanne Somerville is the CEO of Chronicled, founded in 2014 with the hopes of building the ultimate enterprise blockchain platform. And more recently in 2017 she founded the Mediledger Network, one of the largest and most active healthcare/blockchain consortiums. Current working group members and partners include Genentech, Gilead, Bayer, Pfizer, PWC, SAP, Deloitte, IQVIA, GS1, Walmart and more. Susanne is trailblazing a path for pharma companies to use blockchain tech in a way that will improve their supply chain operations and revenue management processes. https://www.chronicled.com/ https://www.mediledger.com/ Show Notes •Introduction of Susanne's background •Journey from ChemE to Pharma supply chain to blockchain •Origins of Chronicled and Mediledger - value proposition, problem statement •How is COVID19 impacting healthcare supply chains? •Most challenging Supply Chain problems fit for DLT - data entry, track and tracing, temperature monitoring, fraud, counterfeits •What responsibilities does Chronicled have as the custodian of the MediLedger network? •Industry Standards – GS1 and HIBCC (Health Industry Business Communications Council) database •Customer mapping process and how different trading partners can align interests •Does Mediledger need blockchain? Why? •“It’s like putting your own private embassy behind your trading partners firewall” on the benefits of blockchain for multi-party data exchange •Chronicled Products - Product Verification / Contracts and Chargebacks •Network stakeholders - Healthcare providers, GPOs (Group purchasing organization), Manufacturers, distributors •Technical specifications (architecture) of Chronicled network •Permisssioned Blockchain protocol – Substrate/Parity Tech Stack •Data storage •Node participation and governance •Libp2p messaging •Smart contracts •FDA DSCSA pilot experience and learnings from regulators •Managing between data transparency and privacy •Chronicled team and culture around privacy and security •Industry Partners and concept traction - existing partners and pilot projects •Can you describe the competitive landscape and any direct competitors to your business? •Platform/Ecosystem roadmap 2020 and beyond •Favorite book – Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie •What do you believe in that most people would disagree with? •Who's your favorite US president of all time? •How are you handling with the physical distancing measures? •Final takeaways News Corner The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted how Genetic data may reveal susceptibility to certain diseases. On June 8, 23andme announced it has been conducted research studies to determine if blood type is associated with lower risk of infections or symptoms. In a person’s DNA, a Thymine base on their ABO gene determines if that person has blood type O. Early results suggest Individuals with O blood type are between 9-18% percent less likely than individuals with other blood types to have tested positive for COVID-19. This research study is continuing to grow and people are beginning to reconsider the role of genetic data in our digital world. https://blog.23andme.com/23andme-research/23andme-finds-evidence-that-blood-type-plays-a-role-in-covid-19/ Remember, the Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Special thanks to Bert Miller and Christiane Wirrig who both have newsletters covering the industry. https://bert.substack.com/ https://bluesteens.substack.com/ Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind

Jun 2020

1 hr 25 min

Sam Schutte is the founder and CEO of Unstoppable Software, Inc. (https://unstoppablesoftware.com), a custom software development company that helps clients build systems to automate workflow and implement digital transformation. We talked about the challenges his clients face in an ever-changing technology landscape. Special intro on Racial Injustice by Police Visit for more information: https://blacklivesmatter.com/resources/ Disclaimer: Remember, the Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Show Notes •Intro to Sam's background •Unstoppable Software and services •Managing Data Liability •In your experience, what are the biggest challenges and opportunities for blockchain adoption in healthcare? •Impact of COVID19 •Blockchain opportunities for foster care industry •Decision making process to buy/build enterprise software •C based programming Languages •Microsoft and .NET on Linux •EHR development and deployment experience •Industry Trends in software development and the acceleration of open source •Pros/Cons of Off-shoring development work •If it’s not too personal, what would you consider to be your biggest mistake? •Early Bitcoin mining •Have you changed your mind on anything recently and what made you change it? •If you had to have a micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •What do you do during your free time? •Final takeaways Health Unchained News Corner https://www.bioworld.com/articles/435382-kahala-biosciences-rymedi-bring-blockchain-to-covid-19-antibody-testing Kahala Biosciences LLC, a California based COVID19 testing distribution startup and Rymedi Inc, a blockchain technology company based in Greenville SC have partnered to launch the Adiona COVID19 antibody testing platform. Francis Duhay, Kahala’s CEO said “The ultimate vision is for people to employ both viral antigen and antibody testing at home.” The ADIONA Platform is currently under Clinical Investigation and Not Yet Approved By FDA. The COVID-19 IgG/IgM tests are not approved by FDA and are currently undergoing Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) review. I hope this vision becomes reality as it would be a great solution to our current lack of COVID19 testing. I’m sure the details of the platform are still being worked on but this is a step in the right direction. I’ll be following this partnership closely. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Jun 2020

1 hr 6 min

Deven McGraw , JD, MPH, LLM is the Chief Regulatory Officer at Ciitizen (and former official at OCR and ONC). Vince Kuraitis, JD/MBA is an independent healthcare strategy consultant with over 30 years’ experience across 150+ healthcare organizations. He blogs at e-CareManagement.com. Together, they have written a fantastic series called the Health Data Goldilocks Dilemma which sheds light on the many complex issues related to our ever-increasing demand for health data and privacy law. https://thehealthcareblog.com/the-health-data-dilemma-sharing-privacy-both/ Ciitizen Website: https://www.ciitizen.com/ Deven McGraw’s Medium: https://medium.com/@ciitizen Vince’s website: http://e-caremanagement.com/ Vince’s 143 Healthcare ICO list, last updated Oct. 2018: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TANOZmuYtVhyn1C9PV6YLsOBlQNOEOBExB7u2_Kkork Show Notes •Introduction of Deven's and Vince's background •Journey into healthcare law, privacy standards, and current positions •Healthcare industry expectations during COVID19 pandemic •When did you first hear about blockchain? •Deven - Responsibilities at Ciitizen Health as Chief Regulatory Officer and vision as a company •Vince - Principal, blogger, and consulting work at Better Health Technologies •What is the government doing well to address the serious pandemic situation? •Contact tracing - Apple and Google Exposure notification API platform for public health organizations •Data privacy - Realistic technology expectations - HIPAA •Data Goldilocks concept •Unique privacy and security attributes of DLT •Deven- Ciitizen Scorecard? •What advice would you give larger EMR companies like Epic and Cerner? •Advice to healthcare regulators? •Deven - Ciitizen's investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Verily, and Intermountain healthcare •What do you disagree on? •Recommended resources -https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56 •Wrap-up and Final Takeaways News Corner https://finance.yahoo.com/news/hashcashs-post-pandemic-plans-streamline-070000831.html In May, HashCash Consultants announces a plan to streamline the medical supply chain by forming a consortium of medical equipment suppliers, pharmaceuticals and medical goods manufacturers, distributors and other key players. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Disclaimer: Remember, the Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters.

May 2020

1 hr 12 min

Corey Todaro is Senior Product manager at Digital Asset. Corey also spent a few years at Hashed Health, one of the earliest companies trying to bring blockchain tech to healthcare. We talked about the effects of COVID19 on the healthcare system, the development of DAML, and how healthcare stakeholders feel about all these new technologies. DAML is completely open-source programming language for writing distributed applications and the well supported SDK is available on DAML.com. Show Notes •Introduction of Corey's background in education and cultural/religious studies •Journey into technology, business, and healthcare in your career •COVID19 pandemic has revealed that the healthcare industry is over-optimized •When did you first hear about blockchain? •Experience at Hashed Health •Designing DLT solutions in the healthcare industry •DAML is an open source programming language for dapps •“DAML sits at a higher level of abstraction closer to the business layer than to the persistence layer (database/blockchain layer)” •DAML is blockchain protocol agnostic – it’s interoperable with multiple blockchains •Why is DAML unique compared to other smart contract programming languages? •Governance best practices that you've learned are prerequisites for network success •Healthcare Consortia •Structure of a good multi-party application deployment •What are the biggest misconceptions of blockchain when you speak with various healthcare executives? •FHIR and Consumer health data ecosystem •How can various healthcare stakeholders benefit from a decentralized ecosystem? (Patients, providers, payers, pharma, and research) •Industry Partners and customer traction - existing partners and pilot projects •Digital Asset is backed by large banks and institutions. Is there a consideration for the crypto communities who believe blockchain and cryptocurrency will end the big banks? •Can you describe the competitive and/or cooperative landscape? •What do you believe in that most people would disagree with? – “Religion is an artificial construct” •Favorite books: Map is not Territory by Jonathon Z. Smith; Where wizards stay up late by Katie Hafner; Contract theory by Patrick Bolton; Moonshine behind the Monster by Terry Gannon. •Have you changed your mind on anything recently and what made you change it? Corey thinks Decentralized Identity actually has some potential now •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? Ears or Eyes •Coping with physical distancing measures •Wrap-up and Final Takeaways News Corner links On May 7th, Zoom announced its acquisition of Keybase to strengthen its security of the video communications platform. Keybase, which launched in 2014, has developed an encrypted social networking service that allows users to tie their identities to a user’s PGP key or other encryption keys. https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/05/07/zoom-acquires-keybase-and-announces-goal-of-developing-the-most-broadly-used-enterprise-end-to-end-encryption-offering/ https://blog.zoom.us/wordpress/2020/03/30/using-zoom-for-telehealth-virtual-care/ https://decrypt.co/28121/keybase-users-revolt-following-zoom-acquisition https://www.forbes.com/sites/kateoflahertyuk/2020/05/07/zoom-buys-keybase-in-powerful-security-move-how-this-could-change-everything/ Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

May 2020

1 hr 25 min

Dr. Sean Manion, Chief Scientific Officer at ConsenSys Health and founder of Science Distributed. He has BS in Biochemistry and PhD in Neuroscience. He served as Deputy Chief of Staff and later as Research Activities Chief as a federal civilian for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). Website: https://sciencedistributed.com Blockchain for Medical Research Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0367347466/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_7uGPEb6GZ3ST5 Show Notes •Journey into technology, science, and healthcare in your career •Progression of science in society •Co-authoring and Publishing Blockchain for Medical Research •Problems of Publish or Perish mentality and incentives •Vision for Science Distributed •Scaling science infinitely •The current state of Health Research in the world and US •What factors contributed to your pursuit and decision to become Chief Scientific Officer at ConsenSys Health? •Sean’s role and goals at ConsenSys Health •COVID-19 pandemic as a tipping point for the economy and healthcare •Virtual Hackathons and the rise in virtual work in society •Overview of Stop COVID-19 Hackathon by ConsenSys Health where Sean is a competition judge •The blockchain of science (proof of science) •Effects of pandemic on the stakeholders of science (Funders, Researchers, Publishers, End Users) •Using COVID-19 viral and antibody testing shortages as an example, why can blockchain help? •In what adoption sequence would you expect different stakeholders in science to buy-in to the integration of blockchain in health research? •Do you think progress in medicine has been slowing down? All of the discoveries of the the last ~50 - 60 years pale in comparison to those of the preceding 50 - 60 (antibiotics, basic hygiene, vaccinations, etc) •Focusing on federally funded medical research specifically, how would you rate our institutions' response to the COVID-19 crisis? •Data Privacy concerns and opportunities for blockchain •Favorite Scientist- American Philosopher Daniel Dennett •Favorite book - What Do You Do with an Idea? by Kobi Yamada •What are your thoughts about the technological singularity that is supposed to happen in 2045? •Final takeaways for the audience Health Unchained New Corner IBM has recently launched a network called Rapid Supplier Connect to link healthcare providers with medical equipment suppliers. "It typically takes about four to six weeks for buyers to vet and onboard new vendors or suppliers after they find each other", said Mark Treshock, IBM’s global blockchain solutions leader for healthcare and life sciences. "The goal is to have a range of trusted global suppliers on the blockchain network that can provide health-care organizations with about 15 types of medical equipment, including masks, ventilators, dialysis machines and oxygen masks. The vendors are vetted by the Worldwide Supply Chain Federation, Project N95 and others." https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-cryptocurrency-technology-finds-new-use-tackling-coronavirus-11587675966?mod=rsswn Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Apr 2020

1 hr 27 min

Carsten Stocker, founder and CEO of Spherity, which is building a blockchain and cloud based identity solution. We talk about a variety of blockchain ecosystems related to self-sovereign identity and concepts like the digital twin. Spherity was founded in November 2017 and employs currently 12 people. His company is based in Berlin, Germany and were recently part of a government sponsored hackathon where they built a solution called E-receipt to digitally prove a patient’s identity when getting a prescription. Company Website: https://spherity.com/ Show Notes •Introduction of Carsten's background in Germany •Journey into information technology, consulting, business and healthcare •When did you first hear about blockchain? •Ethereum and meeting Vitalik Buterin (Founder of Ethereum) •Blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare developing globally and domestically •Blockchain in Germany and Europe - How has the Ministry of Health advanced digital health efforts? •WirVsVirus - Hackathon experience: https://medium.com/spherity/spherity-contributes-to-wirvsvirus-hackathon-for-corona-virus-solutions-3c59b1557fdf, •e-Rezept: https://devpost.com/software/e-rezept-digitale-rezepte-zur-vermeidung-von-arztbesuchen#updates •Avoiding unneccessary brick-and-mortar clinical visits •Social Distancing effects on prescription fetching •Decentralized Identity Management - why is it so challenging? •Business development strategy: Focus on customers and companies that are technology literate, not wasting time •Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), pairwise pseudonymous identifier, and other digital privacy methodologies •Self-sovereign identity (SSI) •Digital Twin concept and the story of everything •Technology Stack: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards, Ethereum, Sovrin and Hyperledger Indy •Dynamically defined supply chains •Open Software and Consumer health data ecosystems •Biggest blockchain misconceptions from healthcare executives •How can various stakeholders benefit by using your identity platform? •Data Privacy concerns and opportunities for blockchain •What are the failure points of your platform? •How can you break the status quo with Innovation? •Telegram community question: Could e-Rezept be combined with some sort of location beacon (maybe FOAM? foam.space) and allow for medications to be delivered by drone? •Ecosystem roadmap 2020 and beyond •Favorite scientist of all time – physicist Lev Landau (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lev_Landau) •How are you occupying yourself in self-quarantine? Health Unchained New Corner On April 10, Google and Apple announced a joint effort to use Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, with user privacy and security central to the design. https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/04/apple-and-google-partner-on-covid-19-contact-tracing-technology/ Singapore has already developed an app called TraceTogether that also uses Bluetooth to detect possible contact with an infected person. Although Singapore claims that Tracetogether data older than 21 days will automatically be deleted, many critics argue that this type of data collection is only increasing the level of government surveillance. TraceTogether is developed by the Ministry of Health and Government Technology Agency (GovTech), in support of SGUnited. https://www.tracetogether.gov.sg/ SafeTrace: Privacy-Preserving Contact Tracing for COVID-19 (https://blog.enigma.co/safetrace-privacy-preserving-contact-tracing-for-covid-19-c5ae8e1afa93) Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Apr 2020

1 hr 22 min

COVIDathon - Virtual Hackathon - develop and launch open-source code using AI and/or blockchain to combat COVID-19, reduce risks from future infectious outbreaks, and cope with the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Phase 1 submission deadline is April 30, 2020 https://covidathon.devpost.com/ Show Notes 3 Guests - COVIDathon Judges •NiMA Asghari (Berlin)– Ecosystem Accelerator at Ocean Protocol •Robert Miller (Maryland, US)- ep. 43 –Senior consultant - ConsenSys Health (https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep-43-separating-hype-from-reality-robert-miller-senior-consultant-at-consensys-health) •Jonathan Passerat Palmbach (London, UK)– Research Scientist - ConsenSys Health •COVID19 hackathons growth and purpose •COVIDathon structure and rules •Sponsoring Partners - Decentralized AI Alliance, SingularityNET, and Ocean Protocol •Advantages of using Blockchain for privacy preserving AI •Consensys health – Federated Learning Research (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336868499_A_blockchain-orchestrated_Federated_Learning_architecture_for_healthcare_consortia) •OpenMined is an open-source community whose goal is to make the world more privacy-preserving by lowering the barrier-to-entry to private AI technologies: https://Openmined.org •Private Kit: Safe Paths; Privacy-by-Design Contact Tracing: https://safepaths.mit.edu/ •Reputation Protocol for open Collaboration: https://sourcecred.io/ •Stop COVID-19 Hackathon by ConsenSys Health: https://consensyshealth.com/covid-19/ •NiMA's Episode 1 of Voices of Data Economy podcast presented by Ocean Protocol: https://open.spotify.com/show/47Yg2zvkP0uvXdCH1l3ike •Mentorship opportunities •Importance of Teambuilding for sustainable solutions •Goals of the non-profit (DAIA foundation) Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Apr 2020

47 min 1 sec

Jim Nasr, CEO of Acoer, and his team has built a trusted coronavirus tracking dashboard (https://www.acoer.com/coronavirus) using Hedera Hashgraph, a next generation decentralized ledger technology. The data is pulled from multiple sources including the World health organization and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention where Jim was previously Chief Software Architect. Jim also co-founded Armedia, a Enterprise Content Management company, in 2002 and exited in 2016. Show Notes •Journey into technology, business and healthcare •COVID-19 tipping point for the economy and healthcare •When did you first hear about blockchain? •Three pillars of Acoer: Usable software, interoperability (Open APIs), blockchain technology •Hashlog – Data Visualization Engine •Hashload – Secure data and file exchange •Hedera Hashgraph – Differentiating protocol qualities and Hedera developer community network •Insights from the blockchain based coronavirus tracking on Acoer •What did you find surprising about the CDC when you first joined? •How is blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare developing globally and domestically? •What are the biggest misconceptions of blockchain when you speak with various healthcare executives? It doesn’t scale is a common copout for executives to not start a blockchain project. •Healthcare Data Provenance •What does computational trust mean? •Primary Data Collection strategies •Data Privacy concerns and opportunities for blockchain •Using Game Theory to incentivize good behavior •What are the failure points of the platform? •How is data sharing being redefined in our society as we deal with a pandemic? •Value of patient data and individual rights •What do you believe in that most people would disagree with? •Ecosystem roadmap 2020 and beyond •Favorite book – The power of habit by Charles Duhigg •If it’s not too personal, what would you consider to be your biggest mistake? •How are you occupying yourself in self-quarantine? Health Unchained News Corner 1. #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon (https://covid-global-hackathon.devpost.com/) had a submission deadline as March 30 and currently has over 17k participants, which is insane for a hackathon. Companies like Amazon, Facebook, Giphy, Microsoft, Pinterest, Salesforce, Slack, TikTok, Twitter, and WeChat are supporting this hackathon. 2. IBM’s Call for Code Global Challenge - COVID-19: Fight the global pandemic (https://developer.ibm.com/callforcode/getstarted/covid-19/). This hackathon was kicked off on March 20 and will accept initial submissions by April 27th 3. COVIDathon Decentralized AI against Covid-19 (https://covidathon.devpost.com/) is accepting submissions April 1st to June 1st 2020 – The Decentralized AI Alliance, SingularityNET and Ocean Protocol are leading this hackathon to Build privacy-centric solutions for CoVID19 using AI & Blockchain technologies. Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Mar 2020

1 hr 17 min

Heather Flannery is the Chief Executive Officer of ConsenSys Health. On March 2, 2020, Consensys Health was officially spun out of one of the most foundational blockchain focused organizations in the world, ConsenSys AG. She is also a Chair at IEEE Standards Association P2418.6; Co-Founder & Chair, BiHG; Co-Chair, HIMSS Blockchain Task Force. Her previous work included web development, business development, entrepreneurship, Microsoft account tech specialist, Founder of Obesity Prevention, and other policy and management work. Show Notes •Introduction of Heather's background •Coronavirus and HIMSS cancellation •Journey into technology, business, and healthcare in your career •Entrepreneurship as a form of psychopathology •Managing leadership roles in multiple organizations and general blockchain advocacy work •When did you first hear about blockchain? •Origins of ConsenSys AG and the Healthcare subdivision •Why was ConsenSys Health spun off into it's own entity? •Values of ConsenSys: Radical transparency, self-organization, decentralization, self-sovereignty •Decentralization of power-generation in the industrial revolution history •Vision for ConsenSys Health and Company structure •ConsenSys Health services categories: Bioethics, Privacy, Cybersecurity, Identity, Compliance •Blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare developing globally and domestically •How critical is Ethereum's future success and scalability for ConsenSys Health? •What are the biggest misconceptions of blockchain when you speak with various healthcare executives? •Perspectives from CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CFOs and their biggest concerns when considering a DLT solution or project •Healthcare consortia- what are they doing right, what can they do better? •How important is community governance when developing a DLT solution? •What are some examples of good blockchain-enabled use cases you are seeing in the marketplace? Bad examples? •How important are HIPAA documentation requirements in the future of healthcare privacy? •Federated analytics and federating machine learning •What do you believe in that most people would disagree with? •Favorite book – Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand •What are your thoughts about the AI singularity that is supposed to happen in 2045? News Corner https://hashedhealth.com/procredex-capital-raise On March 5th, 2020, Tampa-based Professional Credentials Exchange LLC (ProCredEx) announced that it raised $3.5M in an initial seed round of funding. ProCredEx has developed a digital marketplace using DLT and machine learning technology to provide a solution for provider credentialing organizations to share, exchange, and monetize their credentialed data with a secure and private platform. ProCredEx has partnered with R3 and has a license to build its marketplace on top of R3’s Corda Enterprise. Check out episode 31 to learn more about how provider credentialing can be improved with DLT. Related Episode: https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep31-provider-credentialing-anthony-begando-ceo-procredex Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Mar 2020

1 hr 8 min

Tatyana Kanzaveli, TedX speaker, successful computer scientist and data lover who started off her career as a multi-disciplinary consultant at Pricewaterhousecoopers. She had many leadership roles throughout her career and started her own company a few years ago after being diagnosed with cancer. Her company, Open Health Network is a general purpose platform that leverages AI and blockchain to create a personalized patient experience that can be whitelabeled for enterprise clients. Show Notes •Introduction of Tatyana's background •Journey from Azerbaijan to the US and into healthcare entrepreneurship •Experience being diagnosed with cancer •Experience navigating the healthcare system •Origins of Open Health Network- problem statement, value proposition •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •Does OHN need blockchain? Why? •General technical specifications (architecture) of OHN •Network Nodes and governance? •Data storage •Data Marketplace •Security Requirements •How is OHN leveraging Big data and AI to enhance user experience? •My Cardiac Coach developed by the American Heart Association uses the OHN platform. •What is PatientSphere? •Product development updates •Customers - adoption challenges in different markets •Industry Partners and concept traction - existing partners and pilot projects •Can you describe the competitive landscape and any direct competitors to your business? •Platform/Ecosystem roadmap 2020 and beyond •Name a business leader or industry leader that inspires you- Esther Dyson •What do you like to do during your free time? Tatyana is a grandmother and previous chess master. Health Unchained News Corner https://consensys.net/blog/press-release/consensys-announces-healthcare-spin-off-consensys-health/ On February 20, 2020, Brooklyn-based ConsenSys announced it will spin off it’s sub-division that focused on healthcare into it’s own company called ConsenSys Health. ConsenSys Health will continue to leverage ConsenSys’ suite of tools and infrastructure, including Codefi, Infura, and PegaSys. The global lead for the healthcare vertical at ConsenSys, Heather Flannery, will lead the new company as CEO. Heather has worked on mission-driven projects for over 25 years making measurable societal contributions in business, technology, and healthcare. Related: https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep-10-genetics-marketplace-ethics-dr-david-koepsell-ceo-encrypgen Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/

Mar 2020

1 hr 15 min

Upcoming Events Blockchain and Digital transformation in Health 2020 - Austin, TX - Feb. 26 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-and-digital-transformation-in-health-2020-tickets-77550239855?aff=HEALTHUNCHAINED&afu=140534288709 Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/ Show Notes Frank Ricotta is the co-founder and CEO of BurstIQ In 2019, BurstIQ raised $5.5M in a series A funding round to continue its development of an Enterprise scale HIPAA and GDPR compliant Blockchain solution. •Introduction of Frank's background •Journey from Airforce to cybersecurity and into healthcare executive leadership •Origins of BurstIQ •Does BurstIQ need blockchain? Why? •New data economy development and innovation •General technical specifications (architecture) of BurstIQ network •Big Data and storage •Self-aware data object •Data privacy - HIPAA and GDPR •Smart contracts •How can various stakeholders benefit in the BurstIQ ecosystem? •Patients, providers, payers, pharma, and research •BurstIQ User experience workflow •Product development updates •Empiric Health (manages surgical and clinical data) is BurstIQ’s first anchor customer •BurstIQ partners include Flometric, Air Force academy, and Secure.health (Australia) •Industry Partners and concept traction - existing partners and pilot projects •Can you describe the competitive landscape and any direct competitors to your business? •Platform/Ecosystem roadmap 2020 and beyond •What are your thought on the AI singularity in 2045 (ray Kurzweil)? •Favorite book(s) – Peter Drucker’s management books •Name a historical figure or living leader that you would like to have dinner with? Health Unchained News Corner 2020 MediLedger DSCSA pilot report: https://www.mediledger.com/fda-pilot-project In 2013, Congress enacted a law called the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) which outlines steps to build an electronic, interoperable system to identify and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed in the United States. In 2017, The mediLedger Project brought together companies to explore using blockchain technology to address these interoperability requirements designated to go into effect in 2023 for package-level tracing. The MediLedger Network believes that can add value to a multi-enterprise business network by enabling for the following components: Data synchronization, asset exchanges, multi-party business process automation, business rule enforcement.

Feb 2020

1 hr 10 min

Ray's Upcoming Events Blockchain and Digital transformation in Health 2020 - Austin, TX - Feb. 26 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-and-digital-transformation-in-health-2020-tickets-77550239855?aff=HEALTHUNCHAINED&afu=140534288709 Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/ Show Notes Guest Website: https://www.drgrayhealth.com/ Dr. Tiffany Gray, holds a Doctorate in Public Health in Health Behavior and a Master’s in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health, from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She also serves as the co-chair and adviser for the global health and disaster relief subcommittee as part of the United Nations’ blockchain for impact and sustainable development initiative. We talked about a variety of public health issues and how blockchain could serve as a tool to improving access to care globally. •Introduction of Dr. Tiffany Gray - academia, career, running marathons •Smoking cessation efforts •Researching Nicotine use among young adults and kids •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •What are some examples of Public Health Initiatives using blockchain or plan to use some DLT? •How can technology create better opportunities for addiction treatment? •Can you describe the landscape of public investment for Mental health care in US/Global? •Problems in healthcare data security/privacy/sharing •Consulting Experience in private sector •What would you ask healthcare/financial regulators to do/understand about this new distributed/decentralized economy? •Favorite books, marathon running, and cooking during free time News Corner Welcome to the Health Unchained New Corner. https://www.ibm.com/blogs/blockchain/2019/12/protect-pharmaceutical-product-integrity-with-the-pharmaceutical-utility-network/ A new business network has been created based on an interoperability pilot program started from the FDA’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The original pilot participants included KPMG, Merck, Walmart, and IBM. This business network is called the Pharmaceutical Utility Network (or PhUN). According to the IBM blog, this transformation of the compliance process allows innovators to focus on using the data now available to them to fuel the creation and deployment of new, cutting-edge applications onto the platform, leading to new business capabilities, business relationships and eventually business models. PhUN is currently working with initial participants to explore five pharmaceutical industry problem areas: •Regulatory compliance •Cold chain efficiency •Drug shortages •Drug recalls •Clinical trials

Feb 2020

1 hr 9 min

Ray's Upcoming Events Blockchain and Digital transformation in Health 2020 - Austin, TX - Feb. 26 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-and-digital-transformation-in-health-2020-tickets-77550239855?aff=HEALTHUNCHAINED&afu=140534288709 Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/ Show Notes Chris Plance, founder of the non-profit, Veris Foundation and Healthcare/blockchain expert at PA Consulting. We talked about his experience working with c-suite executives who look at blockchain as a tool to improve their businesses and the state of blockchain adoption in the industry. •Chris first learned about blockchain from Casascius physical bitcoins. •Recommends The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin (2014) – Documentary by Daniel Mross •In your experience, what are the biggest challenges and opportunities for blockchain adoption in healthcare? •Veris Foundation (non-profit) origins and using NEO protocol •Crowdfunding opportunities with blockchain •ICO experience •What problems do your prospects have that your business solves? •Clearinghouses for healthcare claims processing – Change healthcare •Explain your valuation model: V = V(information asymmetry)+V(platform)+V(growth speculation) •Three factors for company Valuation– the utilization of information asymmetry, the value of the firm’s platform, and speculation over the firm’s growth prospects. •What challenges do your clients increasingly face? Too much technology! •There are 242 Health Information Exchanges •Current healthcare data sharing business models are lagging behind platform business models •Navigating the regulatory landscape •If it’s not too personal, what would you consider to be your biggest mistake? •Have you changed your mind on anything recently and what made you change it? •If you had to have a micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •What do you do during your free time? Drink wine Health Unchained New Corner https://hashedhealth.com/newsletter-dec-2019/ Large healthcare companies are beginning to come together as consortiums in order to take advantage of the data sharing opportunities a distributed network infrastructure can offer. In part 4 of this series, the authors outline the details of 9 consortiums. The use cases include Drug supply chain and provider credentialing and it looks like their protocols only use Enterprise Ethereum, Corda, and Hyperledger Fabric. Mediledger being the oldest launched in September of 2017. Six of the 9 consortiums launched in 2019.

Jan 2020

1 hr 6 min

Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind ***The Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters.*** Samson Williams, a former Fannie Mae employee overseeing emergency management during the financial housing crisis in 2009 (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, watch the movie, The Big Short). We talked about how healthcare is really just finance, blockchain governance, crowdfunding strategies, and the importance of data privacy. Samson is currently Principal Consultant for Axes and Eggs, a global advisory firm helping countries in the Middle East and North Africa implement new technologies. He’s also an adjunct law professor at Columbia University and University of New Hampshire. LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/samson-williams-axesandeggs/ Company Website: https://www.axesandeggs.com/ Show Notes •Intro to Samson’s background •2007-2010 Financial crisis experience – Emergency management for Fannie Mae •How did you learn first learn about blockchain? •Axes and Eggs consulting strategy •Importance of cybersecurity and blockchain governance •Crowdfunding opportunities with blockchain •RegCF and other common crowdfunding processes for entrepreneurs •Is blockchain needed for safe and secure Big data/Artificial intelligence business models? •Importance of privacy •Identification is an important DLT opportunity for Public Health and Policy? •Tracking stray dogs •Managing ethical, moral, legal liabilities •Biggest mistake: Quit a job and joined a startup without funding plan •What global problem are you most concerned or obsessed with today? Blindness •What are your thoughts about the singularity that is supposed to happen in 2045? •If you had to have a micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Favorite Business/Technology leader – David Stern (previous NBA commissioner) •Favorite books – Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer and the Halo book series. Many other book recommendations can be heard in the podcast Health Unchained New Corner I’d like to highlight a couple 2019-year in review reports written by my guests Robert Miller (episode 43) and Dr. Alex Cahana (Episode 25). Bert is a trusted senior healthcare technology consultant at Consensys who wrote a comprehensive report summarizing the healthcare/blockchain headlines in 2019. Dr. Alex Cahana’s review on 2019 was published in Coindesk, one of the most respected blockchain news media platforms. In it, describes three factors that will determine if 2020 will be an incremental or transformational year for blockchain. Bert’s Annual Report: https://www.bertcmiller.com/2019/12/29/blockchain-healthcare-2019.html Bert’s Blockchain/Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/ Dr. Alex Cahana's 2019 Year in Review article: https://www.coindesk.com/is-blockchain-the-shot-in-the-arm-healthcare-needs

Jan 2020

1 hr 40 min

Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert’s Blockchain and Healthcare Weekly Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/ Show Notes Charlie Lougheed, technology entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Axuall. Axuall recently received $3M in seed investment funding to design, develop, and test their identity proofing and provider credentialing platform. Axuall Website: https://www.axuall.com/ •Introduction of Charlie's background and experience •Charlie’s previous startup, Explorys, was acquired by IBM in 2015 – big data in healthcare for delivery of care •Why did you start Axuall? •What kind of data will be shared on the Axuall platform? •How do various healthcare stakeholders (providers, institutions, and health systems) use Axuall? •How does your technology change the provider credentialing process? •Data custody management – who owns the data and how is it managed? •What are the main challenges and opportunities of using a blockchain network? •Hyperledger Indy – Public permissioned blockchain •What problems exist for healthcare professionals in regard to provider credentialing? •Blockchain adoption in healthcare •What does the future of identity verification look like? •Who are your company partners and major customers? •Hyr Medical pilot •What is Axuall's business model? •Can you talk about the marketplace? •Can you describe your technology stack? •Do you currently any patents? •How can Axuall affect the traditional credentialing workflow of a health system? •How can Axuall improve telehealth adoption? •What kind of traction have you had so far? •Who do you consider your competitors? How are you different? •Axuall is a Sovrin Steward - These trusted volunteers donate time, resources, and computing power to operate and maintain the network while agreeing to abide by the requirements of the Sovrin Governance Framework. At present, there are over 50 Stewards from 13 countries over six continents. •Favorite blockchain/crypto projects •Famous role model (scientist, business leader, inventor, etc.) that inspires you - astronauts •What do you enjoy doing on your free time? Fly fishing New Corner https://www.coindesk.com/kadena-blockchain-taps-healthcare-data-firm-to-track-medical-cannabis-product The Kadena network and Rymedi have announced that they will be launching an application to track CBD oil’s supply chain. This will be the first application on Kadena’s public blockchain. The launch is expected on January 15, 2020. Consumers will be able to scan QR codes on products and look up production records. A similar platform for prescription drugs could be developed in the future. Disclaimer: The Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. And now let’s start the show.

Dec 2019

59 min 25 sec

Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert's Blockchain/Healthcare Newsletter: bert.substack.com Spiritus Partners Homepage: spirituspartners.com Susan Ramonat, CEO of Spiritus Partners, a startup building technology that could disrupt the way health systems, device manufacturers, and 3rd party service providers work together to ensure better safety, cybersecurity, compliance, and tracking of medical devices. •Susan- Introduction/Background •Connect the Dots Newsletter - https://www.getrevue.co/profile/sramonat •Current state of the Economy and Fintech developments •Origins of Spiritus Partners – based in Exton,PA, Development center in Edinburgh, scotland •What problems do your prospects have that your business solves? •Medical Device supply chain and operating life of devices •Why blockchain in healthcare? •CMMS: Computerized maintenance management system •Medical IoMT devices ecosystem oStakeholders- manufacturers, healthcare establishments, 3rd party servicers •Quality management systems •Growing resale market for developing nations •Safety, sterility, and reliability of devices •Working with the National Health Service •Technical specifications (architecture) of Spiritus Partners oData privacy & Encryption security oM2M technology oIdentity verification oData storage oShift from Ethereum to Hyperledger •Minimum Viable Consortium •Three blockchain Layers: 1. Multi-party consensus 2. Smart contracts (Business logic) 3. Tokenization •Business model- how do you make money? •Real world evidence Innovation •Commercial Partners and concept traction •Company Roadmap oOpen jobs in Edinburgh •Platform Engineer •Lead Analytics Engineer •UX Lead •Personal Questions oIf you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? Fingernail oFavorite book - Reflections on the Revolution in France pamphlet by Edmund Burke oFamous role model - Robert Frost (poet) News Corner: https://slate.com/technology/2019/11/google-ascension-project-nightingale-emergent-medical-data.html A big headline in the last couple weeks was the revelation of Project Nightingale, Google’s somewhat secret deal with the largest non-profit health system in the United States, Ascension. In 2018, Google gained access to over 50 million people’s medical records spanning 21 states. Google plans to use this data to generate emergent medical data, which can be used to predict people’s health without their actual health data, they can use less sensitive consumer data to glean insight about a person’s health. Google states that it will use all this data to support improvements in clinical quality and patient safety. I do think we need a solution to fundamentally change the way data is treated, especially for consent management and data ownership. I think that eventually DLT will create new models that will allow emergent medical data insights to be generated that satisfies the demands of all participating stakeholders, including the patient.

Nov 2019

1 hr 9 min

Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Bert's Blockchain/Healthcare Newsletter: https://bert.substack.com/ Show Notes Andy Singleton, is the founder of HumanDB and long time software engineer and entrepreneur. HumanDB is an early stage startup that organizes apps, experts, and data to treat cancer, and provides an open-source platform that humans can use to run private AI advisors. He’s built advisory products for Bloomberg, Reuters, and Citibank, and ran machine learning and genetic algorithms for trading. We talk about how blockchain is not a useful tool for storing medical records and why federated learning is so important in deploying effective machine learning algorithms. Website: https://humandb.ai/ •Introduction of Andy’s background and experience •Experience in early fintech business with Ivan Boesky and SNL Securities (SNL Financial now) •Evolutionary machine learning algorithms and innovation technology •Background of Andy’s startups, Aboveboard (blockchain securities investment platform, now Unbundled Fund) and Maxos (Matrix of Services) •Decentralized communities and entry into healthcare •Why did you start HumanDB? •Utility of FHIR health data standards and limitations •Industry EMRs/PHRs success/failures •Origins of MyCancerdb its founder, Stephen Aldrich •What are neoantigen vaccines? •What kind of data will be shared on the HumanDB platform? •How do various healthcare stakeholders (providers, labs, patients, payers) use HumanDB? •Data custody management – who owns the data, encryption, and how is it managed? •What is the role of AI in your platform? •Main challenges and opportunities of using federated learning •Why is blockchain not good for storing medical records? •Which elements of blockchain can be used effectively in healthcare? •Pitfalls of De-identified data •Sanford pilot - https://news.sanfordhealth.org/news/sanford-health-va-create-partnership-to-help-veterans/ •Pharmacogenomics models •VA project - supply chain project •Most humans don't really want to deal with data – why? •Innovation at scale – why are most large companies not able to innovate at industry scale? •Power law distribution •Favorite book - The Origins of Order: Self-Organization and Selection in Evolution by Stuart A. Kauffman •Famous role model (scientist, business leader, inventor, etc.) that inspires you - W. Brian Arthur who wrote The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves •What do you do during your free time? New Corner https://www.technologyreview.com/f/614684/a-detective-has-been-given-access-to-private-consumer-dna-data-for-the-first-time/ A Florida detective was recently granted a warrant to access and search the nearly one million people’s genetic information held by consumer DNA site GEDmatch, even if users had opted out of appearing in police search results. It could set a precedent that opens up all consumer DNA sites to law enforcement agencies, so long as they can obtain a warrant. It’s likely that other police departments will now feel emboldened to request access to Ancestry.com and 23andMe, which both host far more data.

Nov 2019

1 hr 18 min

Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Charles Nader, CEO of doc.com, a telemedicine platform that claims to offer free basic healthcare using AI and blockchain. Show Notes •Introduction of Charles's background from Mexico and educational upbringing •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •Introduction to Digital Currencies MOOC - https://www.unic.ac.cy/blockchain/free-mooc/ •Blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare •What drives you to the healthcare industry? •What is the vision for Doc.com? •To ensure quality, Doc.com Providers primarily work in call centers to provide virtual care to patients •Subscription model to clients who pay ($2k-10k/month) for patient healthcare/epidemiology data •What are the greatest challenges for telemedicine adoption globally? •How are you able to offer zero cost telemedicine visits? •Doc Emotions app and mental health via virtual care •Clinical quality of virtual providers •Who are your company partners and major customers? •Using a fork of ethereum and Hyperledger combined •Maintaining user privacy •ICO experience and price volatility •MTC tokenomics •Navigating the regulatory environment in USA and LatAm •Who do you consider your competitors? How are you different? •Outlook for 2020 and beyond •Favorite businessperson/researcher/scientist in history or now? •Recommended reading or resource to learn more - https://www.blitzscaling.com/ News Corner https://www.coindesk.com/president-xi-says-china-should-seize-opportunity-to-adopt-blockchain In October of 2019, the Chinese president Xi Jinping told the country that it needs to seize the opportunity afforded by blockchain technology. Speaking as part of the 18th collective study of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee in Beijing, Xi said, "blockchain technology has a wide array of applications within China, listing topics ranging from financing businesses to mass transit and poverty alleviation." His speech also called for the creation of “Blockchain+,” a platform alluding to personal development such as education, employment and food and medicinal safety, among other basic needs. This is a very interesting position to take considering the people’s bank of China banned cryptocurrencies in 2017. It could be the start of a campaign to convince the Chinese people to adopt it’s own digital Renminbi (Yuan). It’s great to see China positive about blockchain but I always wonder about he handling of privacy in the People republic of china. Subscribe to the top blockchain/healthcare newsletter delivered every week by Robert Miller: bert.substack.com/

Oct 2019

1 hr 10 min

Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Udemy Blockchain/Healthcare Course (Promo Code DOGUM2019): https://www.udemy.com/blockchain-and-healthcare/?couponCode=DOGUM2019 Subscribe to the top blockchain/healthcare newsletter delivered every week by Robert Miller: bert.substack.com/ ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference (Oct. 15, 2019) Registration Link: conv2x-2019.eventcreate.com/ Coupon Code: HEALTHUNCHAINED EPISODE 48 - SHOW NOTES •Daniel Uribe, Serial Entrepreneur, CEO & Co Founder of Genobank.io, Bs Electronics & Telecom, MBA, EP Stanford GSB, SingularityU •Executive Program at Singularity Univeristy - https://su.org •Navigating the healthcare industry •The idea for Genobank.io was inspired by Daniel’s son •Cybersecurity in Healthcare •General technical specifications (architecture) of Genobank oBlockchain tools - https://counterparty.io odata marketplace oprivacy and security oprivate network storage using IPFS oERC-20 and ERC-721 tokenomics •Platform Competition - Thoughts on Nebula Genomics, Encrypgen, and others •Working with Oasis Labs and NuCypher •DNA Extraction Kits and distribution •https://www.wsj.com/articles/justice-department-weighs-collecting-dna-from-migrants-in-custody-11570055457 •Branded kits for Clinical Trials partnerships in Mexico •Customers - adoption challenges / traction / opportunities •Ethical considerations of DNA data ownership •Genobank Team •Roadmap •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? Favorite Scientist or businessperson News Corner https://finance.yahoo.com/news/burstiq-closes-5-5-million-140000286.html On October 1, 2019, Denver based BurstIQ announced a $5.5 million Series A capital raise with Elsewhere partners to fund the 4 year old healthcare/blockchain startup and grow it’s service offerings for enterprise-level organizations. This is the 2nd largest raise this for a healthcare/blockchain startup following the $16m raise by Chronicled. The total funding for blockchain and healthcare startups in 2019 so far is about $37m.

Oct 2019

1 hr 13 min

Sanjeev Wadhwa, Founder and CEO of Life Singularity. Life singularity is a startup looking to ultimately create A Virtual Assistant for every individual on the planet using AI/VR/blockchain to drive precision health. Sanjeev was a partner at Ernst & Young, CSC (partner technology, director RD Life sciences), Show Notes •Learning how to scale at Johnson & Johnson as a program Director 1993-2000 •What drives you to the healthcare industry? •Life Singularity'sAI/VR/Blockchain platform was accepted (Top 20 out of 500 startups) for 2018 Healthcare Innovation Lab for MEDy (Medical Entrepreneurship and Disruption) awards competition at Healthcare Innovation Lab at Exponential medicine (https://exponential.singularityu.org/medicine/), November 2018 in San Diego. •What is the vision for Life Singularity? Why did you start it? How big is the company? Naming the company. •Life Singularity’s collective intent is to help guide the patient’s holistic health •VC perspective - Tackling too many services/technologies for a startup •What is the current state of AI in healthcare? •What kind of data can be collected in our exposome, behavome? •Using geospatial monitoring •Juhan Sonin – social determinants of health Ep. 20. Personal choice (individual behavior) 40%, Genetics 30%, medical care 10%, environment 5%, social 15% https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/designing-better-healthcare-juhan-sonin-goinvo •Can you describe your technology stack? •Blockchain adoption and awareness in healthcare •What are the biggest barriers to blockchain adoption? •Who are your company partners and major customers? •What kind of traction have you had so far? •What is Life Singularity's business model? •Can you discuss any patents that Life singularity may have filed or granted? •Explain the type of VR that your platform offers. •What does the future of VR look like? •How is life singularity handing consumer data privacy? •Who do you consider your competitors? How are you different? What about google who has so much data? •Were there any events or announcements in the healthcare/blockchain space that was very unexpected or surprising to you? Why? News corner https://nebula.org/anonymous-sequencing Anonymous genome sequencing and the recent announcement from Nebula Genomics to offer tips and tricks to protect your privacy. Tips they provide on their website include: •Using cryptocurrencies or a pre-paid debit card to make the initial purchase of the Saliva Test-kit •Using a secure email service like Protonmail •Using a VPN to give you another IP address to browse the internet •Reserve a PO box from USPS I’ve interviewed professor George Church, who co-founded Nebula Genomics: https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep-9-decentralized-whole-genome-sequencing-george-church-nebula-genomics Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Udemy Blockchain/Healthcare Course (Promo Code DOGUM2019): https://www.udemy.com/blockchain-and-healthcare/?couponCode=DOGUM2019 Subscribe to the top blockchain/healthcare newsletter delivered every week by Robert Miller: bert.substack.com/ ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference (Oct. 15, 2019) Registration Link: conv2x-2019.eventcreate.com/ Service Code: HEALTHUNCHAINED

Sep 2019

1 hr 26 min

Alyze Sam is an author of multiple books and articles on cryptocurrency. She has experience as a nurse and patient. Research scientist and editor at the world ethical data forum and community manager at women in blockchain. We talk about the purpose of blockchain in healthcare and stablecoins. Her Projects: https://worldethicaldata.org (Community Director/ Core Founder ) https://www.wibi.io/ (Community Manager/ Influencer ) https://GiveNation.world (chief executive assistant/ Community Director) Reach her on Social Media @Facebook: facebook.com/AlyzeSam @instagram: instagram.com/AlyzeSam/ @LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/AlyzeSam/ @Medium: link.medium.com/@AlyzeSam @Twitter: twitter.com/@AlyzeSam All major articles including book shorts & dictionary included, along with pro bio; https://docs.google.com/document/d/13T7II091pzTA0jrdcp3GyMRAcvL81Ce3PCBoPmUsNAU Show Notes •Experience as a hospice and addiction treatment nurse •Getting hit by a semi-trailer truck and major surgeries •Challenges while navigating the healthcare industry •Importance of Education •Research scientist and editor at World Ethical Data Forum •Value of Data ownership •Stablecoins and Alyze Sam’s Stablecoin book •Blockchain technology and community management experience •Losing 250 lbs - Experience as a nutritionist and plant-based diet •Surviving hyperemesis gravidarum •How can blockchain technology improve patient outcomes? •Crypto future outlook •If you had to have micro chip implanted in your body, where would you want it to be implanted? •Decentralized Scientific Research •How can blockchain help with the opioid crisis? •Favorite Book – Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl •Favorite Scientist – Marie Curie •Opportunities for women in blockchain News Corner: https://hashedhealth.com/newsletter-sept-2019/ Last month, Hashed Health published Part 2 of their series on enterprise adoption of blockchain and DLT in healthcare. They listed the 7 major consortiums and identified the major trends that are gaining traction in the industry. The 7 major consortiums are: • Synaptic Health Alliance • Professional Credentials Exchange • Health Utility Network • Coalesce • RemediChain • MediLedger • Melloddy Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Udemy Blockchain/Healthcare Course (Promo Code DOGUM2019): https://www.udemy.com/blockchain-and-healthcare/?couponCode=DOGUM2019 Subscribe to the top blockchain/healthcare newsletter delivered every week by Robert Miller: https://bert.substack.com/ ConVerge2Xcelerate Conference (Oct. 15, 2019) Registration Link: https://conv2x-2019.eventcreate.com/ Coupon Code: HEALTHUNCHAINED

Sep 2019

54 min 11 sec

Disclaimer: Health Unchained podcast is for informational and entertainment purposes only and we are not providing any sort of legal, financial, or medical advice. Please do your own research and due diligence before making any important decisions related to these matters. Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Udemy Blockchain/Healthcare Course (Promo Code DOGUM2019): https://www.udemy.com/blockchain-and-healthcare/?couponCode=DOGUM2019 Show Notes The skin care industry is worth about $112B and demand continues to grow internationally. Marc Bookman is building a ethereum-based platform to allow people to measure the results of skincare products using artificial intelligence to examine images of the face and provide people with dermatologist recommended products that fit their needs. Winners of the Startup Grand Slam at the World #AI Show 2019 Opu Labs Named to CIO Applications “Top 50 Healthcare Solutions Providers 2019” Website: www.opu.ai Thanks for the introduction Brennan- https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep-27-commoditizing-integrity-brennan-bennett-founder-of-blockchain-healthcare-review •Introduction of Marc's experience - Entrepreneur, Investor •How is it living in Tokyo? •What drove you to the healthcare industry? Skin care industry •Dermatology / Skin Care Industry fundamentals •How did you first hear about blockchain technology? •Company Vision - Opu Labs (Palo Alto) - Tokenizing Skincare Intelligence •Products - Dapps Roadmap •Blockchain protocols - using Ethereum •AI - Skin analysis •How does the Neural network? •Data Storage •Opu Coin (OPU) ICO raised $2M in 2018 •Token generating event and supply details •Incentive/Rewards system •Market Price Volatility •Marketing in Thailand and other countries •What is Opu's business model? •Opu Connect function and purpose •Privacy and Security of personal data •Who are your company partners and major customers? •What kind of traction have you had so far? •Community and Industry Stakeholders •Customers/Users/Providers •What are the biggest barriers to adoption, both DLT generally and in blockchain in healthcare? •How can blockchain improve data exchange efficiency? •Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities •Outlook for 2019 and beyond •Were there any events or announcements in the healthcare/blockchain space that was very unexpected or surprising to you? Why? •Favorite businessperson/researcher/scientist in history or now? Ben Franklin •Recommended reading or resource to learn more – The Right It by Alberto Savoia News Corner The following announcement isn’t really related to healthcare but is an important step towards bringing awareness about blockchain’s capabilities to the masses. The National Basketball Association and Dapper Labs (the company responsible for Cryptokitties) have teamed up to announce the launch of a digital platform for blockchain-based collectables and an online game called NBA Top Shot. The platform is set to launch this fall season with the full game going live early 2020. You can find a link to the article and NBA Top Shot in the show notes. https://www.coindesk.com/nba-and-dapper-labs-team-up-for-in-game-digital-collectables https://www.nbatopshot.com/

Aug 2019

1 hr 8 min

Jared Taylor (CEO BlocHealth) Boston-based company - Wrote a book called “It’s Your Future, Plan 4 It!” How did you first hear about blockchain technology? - BlocHealth was not chosen as the company name because of blockchain What drives you to the healthcare industry? What is the vision for BlocHealth? Why did you start it? - To create the most efficient healthcare professional credential sharing network - Improve access to care by getting healthcare professionals into facilities faster - Eliminate duplicate efforts for healthcare professionals and organizations - Experience with owning a recruiting firm Explain the current process for a doctor to gain medical privileges in a clinic or hospital? - Multiple, duplicated steps - Different sources are collecting the same data for their individual purposes from the HCP - Blockchain-based transactions can help achieve greater transparency and traceability– through an “immutable audit trail” - Blockchain increases the trust in provenance of that data: once a piece of data is written, it can’t get lost, or replaced with a photocopy mistake, or whited out or redacted. And that’s a big step forward. How can blockchain improve data exchange efficiency? - By establishing a single source of truth Who are your company partners and major customers? - In the process of finalizing a few partnerships - More updates on that will be coming soon What is BlocHealth's business model? - We are working towards becoming a credential verification organization (CVO), certified through the National Committee for Quality Assurance - In the near future, we will also make money off of our job board which will include applicant’s with ready to go files to kickstart the process Can you describe your technology stack? Our initial offering will be a cloud-based, Javascript + Ethereum based product at the moment. We’re using a tweak of the MEAN stack: MongoDB, Express.js, Angular 7, and Node.js to serve up our application. What kind of traction have you had so far? - Early-stage - Raised a seed round - Finishing up our initial platform - Currently demoing and preparing for a pilot in the next month Who do you consider your competitors? How are you different? Demos + Pilots + Adjustments + CVO certification next year (national committee quality assurance) + Other specialties Recent draft legislation to tackle healthcare costs which included a section on requiring insurers’ to have provider directories up to date. If patients can prove that their plan's directory steered them to an out-of-network physician or hospital, they would only be on the hook for their in-network co-pay. Related episodes: https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep31-provider-credentialing-anthony-begando-ceo-procredex https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep-33-medical-career-management-w-hashgraph-john-t-hartigan-ceo-intiva-health News Corner Solve.Care has made another important announcement in their effort to fix transportation problems for patients. They have signed a partnership with Uber Health giving them access to their North American ridesharing fleet. Robert Miller’s weekly newsletter – Beyond Blocks http://beyondblocks.bertcmiller.com/ Related episodes: https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/ep-28-reaching-nirvana-in-healthcare-pradeep-goel-ceo-solvecare https://soundcloud.com/healthunchained/gogo-grandparent-technologies-masschallenge-healthtech-platinum-award-justin-boogaard-ceo Health Unchained Links Website: https://healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Udemy Blockchain/Healthcare Course (Promo Code DOGUM2019): https://www.udemy.com/blockchain-and-healthcare/?couponCode=DOGUM2019 ConV2X conference (10/15/2019) https://conv2x-2019.eventcreate.com/

Jul 2019

47 min 14 sec

Robert Miller is an advisor to Remedichain, fellow at Blockchain in Healthcare Global, he previously worked as the Director of Business Development at medicalchain, co-founded Honeycomb health and most recently serves as a senior consultant at ConsenSys Health. Beyond Blocks Weekyly NewsLetter: http://beyondblocks.bertcmiller.com/ Inaugural Edition of Beyond Blocks Bi-Annual Report: http://bertcmiller.com/Beyond%20Blocks_biannual_report_v1.pdf Show Notes •Journey to ConsenSys Health •Blockchain/Healthcare Conference experiences – upcoming ConVerge2Xcelerate conference https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/announcement •ConV2X Conference Register here: https://conv2x-2019.eventcreate.com/ •Common improper use cases for blockchain in healthcare •Cryptocurrency ecosystem and incentive mechanisms •What are some of the Best use cases for blockchain in healthcare? •What are some examples of companies/projects applying tokenization in a effective way? •Breaking down Game Theory in the healthcare industry - How can blockchain architecture design align with behavioral economics? •Blockchain as a social phenomonem, not just technical one •Data unions in the future can help govern personal protections of people’s data •Problems in healthcare data security/privacy/sharing •Private/Public DLT protocols - pros and cons of different permissioning rules •Thoughts on Facebook’s Libra •Facebook’s cryptocurrency is a centralized wolf in decentralized sheep’s clothing by Joe Lubin (ConsenSys founder): https://qz.com/1649526/facebook-is-begging-us-to-trust-libra-but-should-we/ •Adoption trends of cryptocurrencies in society •Market Trends •Security Token Offerings for specific drug product development an opposed to the entire biotech company •How can people differentiate between the hype and reality? •What advice would you give healthcare/financial regulators? •New Incentive mechanisms enabled by blockchain •Focused airdrops will be more successful than spray and pray airdrops- https://handshake.org/ is a good example for decentralized certificate authority and naming •Were there any events or announcements in the healthcare/blockchain space that was very unexpected or surprising to you? Why? News Corner MELLODDY (MachinE Learning Ledger Orchestration for Drug DiscoverY) announcement: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WQK67Cxib3AtOr4FPZM1eBUIl2ABowx0/view https://www.ft.com/content/ef7be832-86d0-11e9-a028-86cea8523dc2 Data Science and Artificial Intelligence partner: https://owkin.com/ In June 2019, 10 large pharma companies and European academic universities announce that they will be collaborating to train drug-discovery, machine-learning algorithms using each other’s data. The companies, including Bayer, GSK, Novartis, and Merck, are working with a google ventures backed startup called Owkin to facilitate the sharing of the competitors’ data without revealing commercial secrets to rivals. It takes at least 10 years for a new drug to move from initial discovery to the marketplace and cost about $3B. Through this collaboration, the goal is to accelerate and reduce the cost of the discovery of drugs. Owkin uses blockchain and AWS technologies to execute these machine learning algorithms without having the data ever leave the owner’s infrastructure, only non-sensitive models are exchanged. Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Udemy Blockchain/Healthcare Course (Promo Code DOGUM2019): https://www.udemy.com/blockchain-and-healthcare/?couponCode=DOGUM2019

Jul 2019

1 hr 18 min

The Mighty – Mike Porath (CEO) - themighty.com Lost. Scared. Alone. This is what it feels like to get a diagnosis. The Mighty connects you to others who have walked in your shoes. We are the leading health community that is bringing patients together and partnering with healthcare organizations. From: The MassChallenge HealthTech Team https://masschallenge.org/programs-healthtech - From 400+ applications to 31 startups and now 7 prize winners, this year's cohort has seen incredible success and growth. To date, startups that have participated in MassChallenge HealthTech have raised more than $378M in funding, generated more than $52M in revenue, and created more than 1,200 jobs. - The 2019 MassChallenge HealthTech Finale brought together over 300 leaders and supporters from the digital health community to celebrate MassChallenge HealthTech entrepreneurs at Revere Hotel Boston Common. - $100K Diamond Winner & $10K WeHealth Startup Choice Winner- 1upHealth is a data platform intended to automate data integrations with health systems and wearable devices. - $40K Platinum Winner - GoGoGrandparent is a virtual caregiving platform in which senior citizens can request Uber/Lyft rides with the touch of one button, simplifying the process for them. - $40K Platinum Winner - Pixm is an anti-phishing protection platform that uses deep learning computer vision to detect phishing attacks in real time. - $10K MITRE Women in Digital Health Award Winner - Welnys is a platform used to help companies better manage their employee’s well being by implementing mindfulness activities, nutrition, wellness and fitness services. - Goodwin Procter Champion of the Year Award - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Leading not-for-profit health services company serving members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and beyond. This award was voted by members of this year’s MassChallenge HealthTech 2019 Cohort. - $20K Judges’ Award Winner - Marigold Health uses artificial intelligence to tackle mental health stigma, cost and accessibility and provide therapy to the patient. Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Udemy Blockchain/Healthcare Course (Promo Code DOGUM2019): https://www.udemy.com/blockchain-and-healthcare/?couponCode=DOGUM2019

Jul 2019

23 min 53 sec

GoGo Grandparent Technologies - Justin Boogard, CEO and Co-Founder of GoGoGrandparent - 20% of our business is about access to rides. 80% is about monitoring and managing requests for our clients after the ride is ordered. GoGo’s ‘virtual caregiving’ helps older adults use on-demand transportation, empowering them and keeping them out of assisted living. From: The MassChallenge HealthTech Team https://masschallenge.org/programs-healthtech - From 400+ applications to 31 startups and now 7 prize winners, this year's cohort has seen incredible success and growth. To date, startups that have participated in MassChallenge HealthTech have raised more than $378M in funding, generated more than $52M in revenue, and created more than 1,200 jobs. - The 2019 MassChallenge HealthTech Finale brought together over 300 leaders and supporters from the digital health community to celebrate MassChallenge HealthTech entrepreneurs at Revere Hotel Boston Common. - $100K Diamond Winner & $10K WeHealth Startup Choice Winner- 1upHealth is a data platform intended to automate data integrations with health systems and wearable devices. - $40K Platinum Winner - GoGoGrandparent is a virtual caregiving platform in which senior citizens can request Uber/Lyft rides with the touch of one button, simplifying the process for them. - $40K Platinum Winner - Pixm is an anti-phishing protection platform that uses deep learning computer vision to detect phishing attacks in real time. - $10K MITRE Women in Digital Health Award Winner - Welnys is a platform used to help companies better manage their employee’s well being by implementing mindfulness activities, nutrition, wellness and fitness services. - Goodwin Procter Champion of the Year Award - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Leading not-for-profit health services company serving members in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and beyond. This award was voted by members of this year’s MassChallenge HealthTech 2019 Cohort. - $20K Judges’ Award Winner - Marigold Health uses artificial intelligence to tackle mental health stigma, cost and accessibility and provide therapy to the patient. Health Unchained Links Website: healthunchained.org Telegram: t.me/healthunchained Twitter: twitter.com/Healthunchaind Udemy Blockchain/Healthcare Course (Promo Code DOGUM2019): https://www.udemy.com/blockchain-and-healthcare/?couponCode=DOGUM2019

Jul 2019

29 min 3 sec