GA HIMSS Lunch & Learn - Blockchain: Information Sharing and Implications for Public Health
Maggiano - Buckhead
3368 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30326
Blockchain offers a fundamental shift in how the internet can be used for information sharing and data exchange in healthcare and public health. Blockchain technology enables trust without a centralized 3rd-party – as well as enables the creation of an internet of “value.” Dr. Savel will provide a primer on the fundamentals of blockchain, discuss the potential impact of blockchain on the healthcare system and public health, and provide thoughts from his participation on an actual blockchain project.
Tom Savel, MD
Director, Informatics Innovation Unit (IIU)
Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (DPHID) at Centers for Disease Control & Prevention