In this 90-minute didactic panel, we will discuss the latest biomedical research and healthcare blockchain applications and implementations. Blockchain is a novel and emerging technology. However, its use in biomedical informatics is still emerging. The target audience includes medical informatics researchers, clinicians, health IT professionals, and leaders of healthcare organizations. The moderator and panelists, who are experts from academia and industry, will provide insights and representative uses cases. We will discuss the utilization of blockchain to advance healthcare informatics, the use of blockchain in clinical research, the combination of blockchain and HL7’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to share clinical data, as well as the integration of blockchain with privacy-preserving predictive modeling. Our panel provides a unique and timely opportunity to see experts discussing myths, advantages, and potential concerns of adopting blockchain technology in healthcare and biomedical research.

Learning Objective: Participants will understand the various use cases of blockchain in healthcare, clinical research, biomedical data sharing, and privacy-preserving modeling.


Tsung-Ting Kuo (Presenter)
University of California San Diego

Amar Das (Presenter)
IBM Research

Kim Augustine (Presenter)

Peng ("Dana") Zhang (Presenter)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Lucila Ohno-Machado (Presenter)
University of California San Diego

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