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Welcome and Opening Statements

Meeting recordings/transcript

In attendance:

  • Rich Bloch
  • Alan Bachmann
  • Bilal Saleh
  • Logan Wilding (recording)
  • Raveesh Dewan
  • Robert coli, MD
  • Vipin Bharathan
  • Wendy Charles
  • Steven Elliott
  • nisarg
  • Jim
  • Laura Crady
  • Kamlesh Nagware
  • Mahesh Reddy
  • John Riley III


  • If you’re new to the group, please…

    • Introduce yourself

    • Tell us where you're geographically located

    • Share with us your interests in healthcare in general, and blockchain technologies in specific

New to the group:

  • Wendy Charles - Denver Health
    • Clinical research interest
  • Vipin Bharathan
    • Consulting company
    • Chair of the identity working group
    • Security & privacy working group

Community Announcements

  • Feel free to share your community announcements as they relate to the Hyperledger community

HC-SIG Subgroup Updates

  • Patient/Member Subgroup (Benjamin Djidi, Lead)

  • Work continues to seek a new customer/subject matter expert (SME) for the Donor Milk Project
  • Payer Subgroup (Raveesh Dewan, Lead)

  • Raveesh reported out on the continuing work of the Payer Subgroup, indicating that they have renewed momentum and are planning next actions for the subgroup
  • Healthcare Interoperability Subgroup (Steven Elliott, Lead)
  • Steven introduced himself to the group, and the plans for this subgroup
  • Born of EMR/EHR & PHR questions
  • Discussed immunization use case
  • Developing charter, meeting in early March

Relatedly, Rich mentioned that the government has issued an RFI for healthcare interoperability (details here)

HC-SIG Ad Hoc Team Updates

  • Wiki Redesign Team (Brian Ahier and Raveesh Dewan, Lead)

    • Work continues on our SIG site design (thanks Raveesh and Marissa)

  • Confluence transition continues
  • Raveesh gave an update on the move from Wiki
  • Academic Research Team (Logan Wilding and Adrian Berg, Lead)

    • Logan plans to generate a one-page summary of next steps

    • Currently in works, draft located here

  • Rich and Logan updated membership on the work being done through this team
  • Logan will have a one-page summary available soon, and will go to membership to engage additional resources

Old Business

  • Getting Published? (Rich)

    • We have some extraordinary talent in our membership… let's put that to good use

    • Wiki page added here

  • Healthcare technologies challenges (Rich)

  • Rich statused on his recent meeting with the CMO of Northwest Kidney Centers (NKC)
  • Alan Bachmann indicated that he has a draft submission ready for next week's competition deadline
  • 2019 HC-SIG Survey (Rich)
    • Released (2019.01.18)

    • Some early results…

    • If you haven't yet participated, please do so

New Business

  • HIMSS 2019 Conference Report (All)

    • Discussion: for those who attended, your thoughts?

      • Healthcare Use Cases (Rich)
        • Discussion: do we need a team/subgroup to develop healthcare use cases?
  • There is a need to develop specific healthcare use cases
    • Logan indicated his interest in working on this
    • Vipin added that there may be value in working with other WGs and to parse some of the work done at the Global Forum
      • Blockchain Governance (Rich)
        • Discussion: do we need a team/subgroup to think about the governance of healthcare blockchain technology solutions?
  • Open Discussions (Rich)

    • Discussion: your thoughts on changes you'd like to see with the HC-SIG?

Next Meeting

  • Scheduled for Friday, 2019.03.08, 0700 Pacific Time

  • Discussion: topics to add to agenda?


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