A Year Ago Today: A Debut Symposium Pointed to Key Themes Addressing the Decentralization of Healthcare
By Pete Harris, Co-Founder and Executive Director, DecentraTech Collective
Many in the blockchain and MedTech world have fond memories of this day a year ago, when the Blockchain and Digital Transformation in Health 2020 symposium was held in Austin, TX. One of the conversations among the 100+ participants that gathered that day was the breaking news that the first cases of coronavirus had been detected in the U.S. A question that many had was what the impact here would be. Tragically, we now have at least a partial answer to that one.
The symposium – a unique collaboration between the Austin Blockchain Collective and Dell Medical School – featured keynotes from UCSD Health and IBM and combined presentations and panels from commercial innovators and academia. As such, it acted as a catalyst for a number of important conversations and partnerships that have continued since.
In particular, the symposium addressed several key themes that have risen in visibility and importance over the past year. Notable topics included:
While hosting a follow up in-person symposium in 2021 is unlikely to happen due to the ongoing pandemic, we at the DecentraTech Collective continue to maintain a focus on the decentralization of healthcare and look forward to running online webinars and video conversations and will continue to engage with the medical and healthcare community. See you in person in 2022!
About the CURATOR
Pete Harris is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the DecentraTech Collective. He is also Principal of Lighthouse Partners, which provides business strategy services to developers of transformational technologies. He has 40+ years of business and technology experience, focusing in recent years on business applications of blockchain and Web 3.0 technologies.
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