HIMSS19 to offer a look at how HHS is approaching blockchain

As blockchain continues to spark curiosity and modern pilot initiatives throughout all corners of healthcare, one space that is nonetheless taking form is the coverage framework that might emerge round to to form how the know-how is developed and deployed within the years forward.

At HIMSS19, officers from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are scheduled to  offer some updates how how the company approaches new and fast-evolving applied sciences such a blockchain.

Policymakers will focus on HHS’ present blockchain technique and offer their views on how they see distributed ledger know-how persevering with to have an effect within the close to and longer-term future.

They’ll additionally give some insights into their issues as they weigh approaches to assist make sure the blockchain instruments developed within the non-public sector can have the largest and most helpful impression on healthcare supply.

The session will offer perspective on HHS’ “decision-making processes, with a focus on what makes a new idea stand out, and how a technology can become part of the design guidelines that can have far-reaching implications on how we tackle the big problems facing our country today,” in accordance to HIMSS.

HIMSS Media has been centered on blockchain all December lengthy. So far we have proven how CIOs ought to be approaching the know-how, which is already at work in main well being techniques comparable to Mayo Clinic and Mass General.

Familiarization with the rising tech is key, because it might quickly be serving to to rework digital well being information, the healthcare provide chain and far more elsewhere.

As HHS weighs how and when to set insurance policies round blockchain, it is also working onerous to spur the development of novel functions and use instances for DLT, by way of initiatives such because the Use of Blockchain in Health IT and Health-related Research Challenge hosted this yr by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.

HHS is additionally placing blockchain to work with within the company itself: The new HHS Accelerate platform, as an illustration, leverages DLT’s capability to extra effectively handle information, serving to it make acquisitions extra rapidly and fewer expensively.

The HIMSS19 session, “A Top Down look at Blockchain – the Federal Perspective,” is scheduled for Monday, February 11, from 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in room W206A.

Twitter: @MikeMiliardHITN
Email the author: mike.miliard@himssmedia.com

Healthcare IT News is a publication of HIMSS Media.

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