In a keynote address at Converge2Xcelerate, Amar Gupta, a professor at MIT, argued that healthcare needs new paradigms and interdisciplinary work to drive innovation. During the event, Scott Stuewe, CEO of DirectTrust, and Vincent Albanese, CEO of Haven Health Solutions, discussed how blockchain technology can address challenges such as patient identity matching and consent. Stuewe highlighted the need for a solution that starts with the identity problem and leverages blockchain’s ability to manage data. Albanese emphasized the importance of choosing suitable use cases for blockchain and recognizing its potential ROI. He also noted that adoption will be slow and privacy concerns remain important.
The North Yorkshire and Humber integrated care board (ICB) is facing legal proceedings by the York Disability Rights Forum (YDRF) over a pilot scheme that