conference

A two-day conference featuring panels, keynotes, and live demos from experts in the blockchain and healthcare ecosystem.

code
camp

Blockchain experts from around the world focus on educating both aspiring and experienced developers.

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Cle
program

Our Continuing Legal Education workshop will run concurrently with conference programming on Monday, 11/5.

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INVESTOR
PITCH DAY

Early Stage healthcare startups compete investor attention, media coverage, and a 15 min Main Stage presentation.

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speakers

Senator Bill Frist

Partner & Chairman of the Executive Council at Cressey & Company LP

Senator William Frist, MD, is a nationally acclaimed heart and lung transplant surgeon, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and chairman of the executive board of the health service private equity firm Cressey & Company. He is actively engaged in the business as well as the medical, humanitarian and philanthropic communities. Currently Dr. Frist serves as an adjunct professor of cardiac surgery at Vanderbilt University and clinical professor of surgery at Meharry Medical College.

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Lidia

Fonseca

Chief Information Officer at Quest Diagnostics

Ms. Fonseca leads the enterprise-wide information technology (IT) function to support the needs of the business. She also leads the end-to-end enterprise architecture and integrates processes, data and systems across the network, thereby enabling future growth and driving operational excellence.

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Dr. Tom

Savel

Director of Informatics Innovation Unit at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At the CDC, Dr. Savel collaborates with staff and the broader public health community to develop, test and evaluate innovative tools and technologies with the potential to improve public health practice. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor in the Applied Public Health Office at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and he maintains his clinical skills treating patients with opioid addiction. He is on the editorial board of the open access, peer-reviewed journal Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY). He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

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Amanda

Goltz

Vice President of Digital Innovation at BTG

At BTG, a global specialty pharmaceuticals firm, Amanda Goltz is responsible for managing the portfolio of digital initiatives combining medicines, device technology, and new techniques in order to deliver more targeted treatments. She advises several startup companies as a mentor at 500 Startups, Rock Health and StartX Med, a health and life sciences incubator for Stanford University.

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Heather
Flannery

Health Circle Global Lead at ConsenSys

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Ramu
Kannan

Chief Technology Officer at Humana

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Disa Lee
Choun

Director Head of GCSO Innovation at UCB

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John
Bass

CEO & Founder at Hashed Health

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Jose
Arrieta

Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Dr. Jay
Rajda

Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, Senior Medical Director at Aetna

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John
Squeo

Principal Director for Healthcare Technology Strategy at Accenture

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David
Houlding

Principal Healthcare Lead at Microsoft

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Robert
Furberg

Research Health Informaticist at RTI International

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George
Mathew

Chief Medical Officer, North America, at DXC Technology

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Jill
Olmstead

Health Sector Leader at Guidehouse

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Richie
Etwaru

Founder & CEO at Hu-manity

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Nelson
Petracek

CTO at TIBCO Software Inc

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Mike
Jacobs

Senior Distinguished Engineer at Optum

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Adama
Ibrahim

Senior Clinical Operations Lead at Biogen

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Tom
Plunkett

Consulting Solutions Director at Oracle

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Andreas
Seiter

Global Lead - Private Sector in Health at World Bank Group

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Jim
Poteet

Senior Director Revenue Cycle Development at Cerner

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Kyle
Culver

Solution Architect at Humana

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Combiz
Abdolrahimi

Global Emerging Technology & Innovation Strategist, Senior Advisor Manager, Government & Public Services at Deloitte

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Lisa
Strouss

Director of Field Medical Digital Health at ODH, Inc.

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Corey
Todaro

Chief Product Officer at Hashed Health

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Jay
Sales

Director: The Shop at VSP Global

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Stephan
Baur

Principal IT Architect and Technology Strategist at Kaiser Permanente

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Anthony
Begando

CEO at ProCredEx

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Shawnna
Hoffman

Global Co-leader at IBM Cognitive Legal Practice

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Emily
Vaughn

Product Development Director at Change Healthcare

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Linda
Carr

Chief Operating Officer at QubeChain

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Devin
Carty

CEO at Martin Ventures and Co-founder & Chairman of the Board at Trilliant Health

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Alan
Pitt

Physician at Barrow Neurological Institute

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Rees
Morgan

Founder & CEO at Qubechain

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Susanne
Somerville

Pharma Solutions at Chronicled

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Murtaza
Cherawala

Head of Enterprise Architecture and Innovation at Sunovion Pharmaceuticals

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Aman
Quadri

CEO at AMCHART

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Dominique
Hurley

Vice President Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at HealthVerity

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Ben
Jessel

Head of Growth at Kadena

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Jami
Doucette

President at Premise Health

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Peter
Sally

Director at Zaffre

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Adi
Rapaka

Director of Commercial Information Management at Amgen

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Bobby
Samuel

Vice President, Strategic Claims and Mainframe Modernization at Anthem

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David
Coe

Vice President, Data Management, Analytics & Population Health Technology at Banner Health

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Maria
Palombini

Director of Communities & Initiatives Development at IEEE Standards Association

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Hayley
Hovious

President at Nashville Health Care Council

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Uli
Broedl

Vice President of Medical and Regulatory Affairs at Boehringer Ingelheim

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Dr. Mike
Painter

Senior Program Officer at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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David
Millen

Vice President, Product Development at Intermedix

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Pradeep
Goel

CEO at Solve.Care Foundation

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Dr. Timothy
Mackey

Director of Healthcare Research and Policy at University of California San Diego

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David
Bailey

CEO at BTC Inc

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Brian
Moyer

President & CEO at Nashville Technology Council

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Avi
Kalderon

Managing Partner & Global Consulting & Delivery Head at NewVantage Partners

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Brian
Ahier

Senior Strategic Planner at Health Catalyst

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Eric
Funk

Resident at Mayo Clinic

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Amanda
Stanhaus

Health Management & Policy PhD Candidate at University of Michigan

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Hugh
Hale

Chief Information Officer, TennCare, at State of Tennessee

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A.J.
Bahou

Partner at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis

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Gray
Sasser

Co-chair of Blockchain and Digital Currency Team at Frost Brown Todd LLC

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Katherine
Kuzmeskas

CEO at SimplyVital Health

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David
Murtagh

Vice President of Operations — Provider Data Management at MultiPlan

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Marek
Cyran

Senior Lead Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton

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Larry
Bridgesmith

Adjunct Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University

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Adel
ElMessiry

Chief Technology Officer at Utilize Health

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Brian
Kuhn

Global Co-leader at IBM Cognitive Legal Practice

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Josh
Rosenblatt

Senior Vice President of Development & General Counsel at BTC Inc

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Les
Wilkinson

Chief Development Officer & General Counsel at Hashed Health

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Oki
Mek

Chief Product Officer – Division of Acquisition at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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tickets

Ticket prices increase as time goes on, be sure to get them early!

9/4 - 9/30

$595

10/1 - 10/26

$695

10/27 - 11/4

$895

DAY OF

$999

CONFERENCE

Distributed: Health

Nov 5 - Nov 6

The first conference of its kind, developed to bridge the gap between blockchain technologists and the healthcare industry.

Now in its third year, this event presents an opportunity for decision-makers and disruptors to reimagine processes and reshape the future of healthcare across the U.S.

the healthcare and music capital

nashville

Nashville, Tennessee, is one of the largest healthcare cities in the world, with nine of the ten largest hospital corporations based in the region. Healthcare is Nashville’s largest industry, with over 800 companies contributing to a $40 billion regional economic impact.

You also won't want to miss
the world-class music and entertainment, plentiful restaurant options and beautiful scenery offered by Music City.

Agenda

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7:30 AM
Registration & Coffee
9:00 AM
Host Welcome Remarks  [David Bailey, BTC Inc]
9:10 AM
Welcome to Nashville [Hayley Hovious, Nashville Healthcare Council]
9:15 AM
Introducing Investor Pitch Sessions
9:20 AM
Fireside Chat – Why is Innovation in Healthcare Different?
Former Senator William Frist, MD, Cressey & Company LP
Dr. Mike Painter, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
10:10 AM
Solving for the Opioid Epidemic

Tori Adams, ConsenSys

Tom Savel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Enterprise Business Models

Amanda Goltz, BTG

Alan Pitt, Barrow Neurological Institute

Ben Jessel, Kadena

HIMSS  Healthcare Blockchain 101

David Houlding, Microsoft

Jay Sales, VSP Global

Jason O'Meara, Quest Diagnostics

10:50 AM
Building a Provider Credentialing Exchange

Anthony Begando, ProCredEx

Brian Kalis, Accenture

Stephen Martin, CPASS Foundation

Atul Apte, National Government Services

Leveraging Blockchain to Streamline Pharma Data Management

Lisa Strouss, ODH Inc.

Kamal Obbad, Nebula

Sergey Jakimov, Longenesis

Gina Szajnuk, UDN

Building Innovation Models Abroad: Blockchain and Global Health

Andreas Seiter, World Bank

Jason Cross, Rymedi

Jonathan Edelheit, Healthcare Revolution

Sultan Bin Hashim, The Hofi Group

11:30 AM
Synaptic Health Alliance: Our Pilot and What We’ve Learned So Far

Mike Jacobs, Optum

Kyle Culver, Humana

David Murtagh, Multiplan

Healthcare Infrastructure & Blockchain Protocols

Bryan Pettus, AT&T

Dr. Mike Lapinski, Decent

Lucas Hendren, Simply Vital Health

Session TBA

12:05-1:20 PM
Networking Lunch & Opioid Roundtable
1:25-3:25 PM
CLE Program

1:25 – 2:25 PM
Interoperability in Healthcare: The Promise of Emerging Technologies

2:25 – 3:25 PM 
The Evolving Legal Frontiers of ICOs 

1:25 PM
New Paradigm of Healthcare-Related Claims

Emily Vaughn, Change Healthcare

Nelson Petracek, TIBCO

Seeing Through the Hype

Stephan Baur, Kaiser Permanente 

Jay Sales, VSP Global

Kristen Johns, Waller

Monica Greene, NaviHealth

Investor Pitch Sessions

2:05 PM
Convening and Building Healthcare Blockchain Networks

John Bass, Hashed Health

Mark Wilcox, GHX

Tamara StClaire, Guidewell

Intersection of Blockchain and Healthcare Regulation

Combiz Abdolrahimi, Deloitte

Matt Kroplin, Burr & Forman

David Metcalf, UCF

Dr. David Randall, American Research and Policy Institute

Investor Pitch Sessions

2:40 PM
Networking Break
3:00 PM
Presentations & Demonstrations

Hashed Health, Solve.Care Foundation, Department of Health & Human Services

3:40 PM
Networking Break
3:50 PM
Keynote Address – Jose Arrieta, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
4:15 PM
Keynote Address – Lidia Fonseca, Quest Diagnostics
4:40 PM
Keynote Address – Ramu Kannan, Humana
5:00 PM
Program Concludes
5:15 PM
On-Site Networking Reception with Live Entertainment
6:45 PM
Networking Reception Concludes
7:30 AM
Networking & Coffee
9:00 AM
Co-Host Welcome Remarks - John Bass, Hashed Health
9:10 AM
Special Presentation - Charles Aunger, Health2047
9:15 AM
Keynote Address – Richie Etwaru, Hu-manity
9:30 AM
Keynote Address – Vasiliy Suvorov, Luxoft
10:00 AM
Blockchain Through the Voice of the Manufacturer

Dominique Hurley, HealthVerity

Adi Rapaka, Amgen

Murtaza Cherawala, Sunovion

Fred Hooey, Novartis
Transforming Medical Records

Marek Cyran, Booz Allen Hamilton

Aman Quadri, AMCHART

Amanda Stanhaus, University of Michigan
BiHG: Launching the Industry Forward

Sean Manion, Blockchain in Healthcare Group

Ruth Amos, Cogent Law

Nicole Tay, Medapptic

Heather Flannery, ConsenSys Health
10:50 AM
Roadblocks & Solutions for Blockchain Deployment in Healthcare

Linda Carr, Qubechain 

Bobby Samuel, Anthem

Madison Goldfischer, Anthem
The Other Option: Patient-Owned Data

George Mathew, DXC 

James Hazel, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Brian Ahier, Health Catalyst

Matthew Sinderbrand, Better Path

Somchai Rice, MedBlox
Blockchain for Social Impact

Dr. Tom Savel, CDC

Robert Furberg, RTI

Molly Haley, Hashed Health
11:30 AM
Blockchain and Revenue Cycle Management

David Millen, R1

Jim Poteet, Cerner

Fletcher McGraw, Cognizant
Supply Chain & Traceability

Susanne Somerville, Chronicled

Tom Plunkett, Oracle

Dr. Timothy Mackey, UCSD
Session TBD
12:05 PM
Networking Lunch
1:25 PM
Launching Blockchain at the State and Federal Level

Jill Olmstead, Guidehouse

Hugh Hale, TennCare
Building a Decentralized Healthcare Marketplace

Frank Coliano, Hashed
Health

David Coe, Banner Health

Jami Doucette, Premise Health
Investor Pitch Sessions
2:05 PM
Establishing Identity

John Squeo, Accenture
Pharma's Maturing Perspective on Blockchain for Clinical Trials

Maria Palombini, IEEE

Basker Gummadi, Bayer

Ken Nessel, Pfizer

Disa Lee Choun, UCB
Investor Pitch Sessions
3:00 PM
Networking Break
3:15 PM
Presentations & Demonstrations

QubeChain, United Cancer Centers, MedBlox
3:45 PM
Networking Break
3:50 PM
Keynote Panel - VC Perspectives
Devin Carty, Martin Ventures / Trilliant Health
Peter Sally, Zaffre
Shawn Ellis, NFP Health
4:25 PM
Fireside Chat –
Jay Rajda, Aetna
Corey Todaro, Hashed Health
5:00 PM
Day Two Concludes
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