UCSD Health’s Dr. Lucilia Ohno-Machado to Present Keynote “Blockchain Applications to Support Biomedical Research and Healthcare” at Austin HealthTech Symposium
This academic keynote presentation, by the University of California, San Diego, Associate Dean for Informatics and Technology Lucila Ohno-Machado, M.D., Ph.D., will review various proposed healthcare applications of blockchain technology, and present some applications being pursued that emphasize blockchain capabilities as a distributed immutable ledger and smart contracts manager.
It will also discuss opportunities and challenges in introducing this decade-long technology into the healthcare informatics/information technology cultures.
Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, MBA, PhD received her medical degree from the University of São Paulo and her doctoral degree in medical information sciences and computer science from Stanford. She is Associate Dean for Informatics and Technology, and the founding chair of the UCSD Health Department of Biomedical Informatics at UCSD, where she leads a group of faculty with diverse backgrounds in medicine, nursing, informatics, and computer science. Also, she is the PI for the California Precision Medicine Consortium for the NIH “All of Us” Research Program.
Prior to her current position, she was faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and affiliated with the MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. Dr. Ohno-Machado is an elected member of the American College of Medical Informatics, the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the National Academy of Medicine. She served as editor-in-chief for the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association from 2011 to 2018. She directs the patient-centered Scalable National Network for Effectiveness Research, a large clinical data research network covering more than 30 million patients and 12 healthcare systems, and was one of the founders of UC-Research eXchange, a clinical data research network that connected the data warehouses of the five University of California medical centers.
The first Blockchain and Digital Transformation in Health 2020 symposium is being curated jointly by the Austin Blockchain Collective and data and clinical experts from Dell Medical School at The University of Texas. The full educational program for the symposium includes more than 40 expert speakers, 10 academic presentations and 20 blockchain/healthtech startups.
More than 100 senior healthcare industry and technology professionals are expected to attend. The symposium is especially targeted at those working in the following roles: