Webinar: Blockchain Practice & Principles in Healthcare

The UNE Online Master of Science in Health Informatics program is happy to present this webinar bringing together three experts in the field of blockchain:

  • Rob Dolci, President, and CEO of Aizoon USA, a technology company specializing in solving challenges through innovation by designing and developing software systems for smarter factories and more secure networks.
  • Todd Kitchens, a University of New England graduate from the College of Osteopathic Medicine, who works as a physician and digital health expert in Maine.
  • Sean Manion, CEO of Science Distributed, a science research company that develops systems of sharing and security through blockchain technology.

We explore the world of blockchain as it applies to healthcare and its efforts to improve security measures and enhance the overall patient experience.

Quotes from the Blockchain Webinar


“The blockchain is not the single technology solution that solves everything. There are issues with tracking and tracing the pallets. The IT solutions are much wider than just the blockchain. The importance of the blockchain is to track that single package of insulin that got filled in today somewhere in Ohio and tracked to its final solution… It’s really difficult to track and trace that type of produce to the consumption case. An example here is to include some kind of sensor or RFID, that would allow you, the user, the final consumer, to eventually send a signal of when you’re making consumption of that produce from your fridge or anything else. The important aspect here is the development of the IBM hyperledger is the ability to cut off or destroy the silos that keep information separate, one from the other.”


“Where my interest really lies is the ability to be disruptive to enterprise-level organizations, specifically large healthcare systems, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, etc. There’s this big opportunity here to enable patients to become the owners of what I’m calling the health sovereign identity; essentially owning their medical data in a way that puts patients in the driver’s seat…not only of who they share that data with, but if they give permissions to share that data with an individual to use that data for a research project, etc.”

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