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Blockchain technology can help solve the underlying root causes of the issues in healthcare. (Credit: Geralt/Pixabay)

The healthcare sector globally is under increasing pressure due to the explosive growth of data in the form of electronic health records, clinical trials, mobile apps, wearables, health surveys, and more. In a session on April 12, speakers will explore artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain for medtech and how to integrate these tools into medical devices.

While AI has emerged as a tool for medical devices, the technology can be complicated, and blockchain technology simplifies consent processes for patients and healthcare organizations. Blockchain technology can help solve the underlying root causes of the issues in healthcare, such as self-sovereign identity, security of data and health record management, fraud, consent, management, and so on, it needs to be the base technology used to solve the overall management challenges experienced by healthcare today.

The speakers will discuss how the integration of blockchain into these medical devices and the communications systems between the device and healthcare professionals can be key to success of this change. The also explain why blockchain provides security for personal data and can help medical device companies adhere to regulations such as HIPAA. They will also define the various stages of data collection needed to improve machine learning and data interpretation in medtech.

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