14 March 2017 - our master class in Blockchain in Healthcare took place in London.
Blockchain is a promising technology, hardly used in healthcare. In our master class we were lucky to spend a few hours with 2 pioneers in this field in healthcare, Imperial College and Guardtime.
Dr. Robert Learney kicked off our event by introducing blockchain and the research of the team at the Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering in Imperial College. He explained what transactions mean, the emergence of blocks and the historical development. We discussed Bitcoin, Litecoin and Monero, and the levels of privacy. There are many forms of blockchain, with the latest trend being in smart contracts.
David Shorthouse from Guardtime, the world’s largest blockchain company, shared insight into how blockchain can revolutionise healthcare and where it already is in 2017. In Estonia, Guardtime is securing 1 million EHRs. Estonia turns to electronic solutions for anything from voting to taxes, these e-citizens are part of the e-Estonia movement. Estonia's digital transformation has saved the Estonian government 2% of their GDP. We also discussed privacy rights and that, from May 2018, every EU citizen will have the right to their own data.
Visit our event page for more details on this master class. Enjoy!