Blockchain in Healthcare - Introduction, Presentation of Concrete Scenarios, Open Discussion
April 9, 2019
14:30 - 15:30
_Box, Hall 1.2
Blockchain is currently a heavily discussed topic. Many know the term from the context of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. But what exactly is behind the technology? And what does the technology have to do with the German healthcare system?
In an interactive session, a brief introduction to blockchain technology will be given. The technical functionality is roughly explained as well as different network structures and their advantages and disadvantages. Based on this, 3 teams present concrete application scenarios of how Blockchain could be used profitably in the German healthcare system.
The following application scenarios are presented:
- eBtM - a concept to tackle narcotic abuse with Blockchain
- Track & Trace - offers the opportunity to significantly increase the product safety of drugs and medical devices
- TransplantChain - an approach to improve the safety of the transplant system and increase the number of organ donations
In an open round, both the presented concepts and general questions of participants regarding Blockchain technology will be discussed. The Box Session offers interested parties not only an introduction to the topic but also an opportunity for professional exchange and networking.