Blockchain in healthcare…is it really a revolution? Is it anything more than Bitcoin? Is it as transformative as the Internet? Join us!

About this Event

The National Capital SoPE Chapter is moving its meeting to the newly established

Inova Personalized Health Accelerator located at 3225 Gallows Road Room C17, Fairfax, Virginia, 22031.

We will meet in the Conference Center on the Inova Campus.

Blockchain in Healthcare….the closest thing I can think of is an image of surgical residents after a 36 hour shift! Today I attended a lecture on this topic and here are some phrases that were bantered about; disintermediation, centralized vs. decentralized communication, “Ripple”, smart contracts, time-stamping, voting, money laundering, transparency with anonymity, transformative! If you want to leverage cryptographic coding of transactions to every computer in the world (whatever that really means)…then you must hear what these experts have to say and how it all applies to healthcare and life sciences!

Moderator – Jeffrey N. Hausfeld MD, MBA

Chairman and Founder Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

Chairman and Chief Medical Officer BioFacutra, Inc.

Presenters –

Heather Flannery CEO at Obesity PPM, Population Health and Technology Innovator

Heather Flannery is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Obesity Prevention, Policy, and Management, Inc. (“Obesity PPM”), an innovative provider of disease management, population health, research administration, and information technology managed services for health systems in the Americas, and an early adopter of distributed ledger technology. Ms. Flannery has driven continuous business model innovation via technology early adoption throughout her 23-year career as an entrepreneur and strategist. She has consulted in the public sector in context of international development, and brings a global health perspective to her initiatives. Ms. Flannery is a broad, lateral thinker who applies complex adaptive systems theory to identify, advance, and course-correct the critical path to progress against very large-scale macroscopic challenges, focusing in the health sector since 2006. Due to her personal life experience, Ms. Flannery is intrinsically motivated to impact population health and economic prosperity through non-communicable disease prevention and treatment. She builds mission-driven organizations aligned by shared values: making measurable societal contributions, creating economically sustainable interventions, and prioritizing diversity and inclusion.

Raj Sharma is co-founder and chief executive officer of Health Wizz, a secure mobile platform that provides consumers with the necessary tools for aggregating, organizing and sharing medical health records over the blockchain. An accomplished executive, Raj has over 20 years of leadership experience. A passionate entrepreneur, he has extensive expertise in product and market identification, data management and distributed applications. Prior to co-founding Health Wizz, Raj served as president of kreateIoT, a blockchain healthcare platform acquired by Health Wizz in 2016.

Shahid N. Shah – CEO of Netspective

Shahid N. Shah is an internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader who is known as “The Healthcare IT Guy” across the Internet. He is a technology strategy consultant to many federal agencies and winner of Federal Computer Week’s coveted “Fed 100″ award given to IT experts that have made a big impact in the government. Shahid has architected and built multiple clinical solutions over his almost 23 year career. He helped design and deploy the American Red Cross’s electronic health record solution across thousands of sites; he’s built several web-based EMRs now in use by hundreds of physicians; he’s designed large groupware and collaboration sites

in use by thousands; and, as an ex-CTO for a billion dollar division of CardinalHealth he helped design advanced clinical interfaces for medical devices and hospitals. Shahid also serves as a senior technology strategy advisor to NIH’s and TATRC’s SBIR/STTR program helping small businesses commercialize their healthcare applications.

Shahid runs three successful blogs. At he writes about architecture issues, at he provides valuable insights on how to apply technology in healthcare, at he advises senior federal technologists, and at he gives a glimpse of the health-care IT blogosphere as an aggregator.

DERRICK D. ROWE Associate Attorney – Wilson Soncini

Intellectual Property

Derrick Rowe is a registered patent attorney in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where his practice focuses on patent prosecution and counseling designed to help clients protect their intellectual property rights both domestically and internationally in the life sciences, biotechnology, molecular biology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and medical device fields. He regularly works with clients

to conduct patentability and freedom-to- operate analyses.

Prior to joining the firm, Derrick was a legal intern in the global patents department of GlaxoSmithKline.

As a graduate student in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology at the University of South Florida, Derrick’s research focused on developing alternative therapies for the treatment of ischemic stroke. Derrick is the author or co-author of eight peer-reviewed scientific articles and several published legal articles.

Peter Hesse – Chief Security Officer at 10Pearls

For over two decades, Peter has leveraged his passion for technology and experience in security to develop successful solutions to interesting problems. From an exciting start developing the reference implementation of a standards-based certification authority for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to overcoming obstacles and successfully demonstrating the system that formed the basis of the Federal PKI, Peter has built his reputation tackling complex challenges and explaining them to others.

Peter founded and ran the successful information security consulting firm Gemini Security Solutions for over a dozen years. He now focuses on avoiding the common break/fix mentality around security, and instead finding ways to architect and build security into systems and products.

A special thanks to our corporate sponsor, Wilson Soncini, and our gracious host, the

Inova Personalized Health Accelerator, for making this event possible!

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