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Healthcare Working Group

The Healthcare Working Group will house and foster technical and business-level conversations about appropriate applications for blockchain technology in the healthcare industry.


The Healthcare Working Group meets every other Friday at 7:00 am Pacific. See the Hyperledger Community Calendar for details (calendar invite sent to the Healthcare WG mailing list).

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There are currently 3 active subgroups. Here are their meeting schedules that you can also find in the above calendar:

  • Hyperledger Healthcare WG: Patient/Member Subgroup #patient-member-subgroup - lead by Marissa Iannarone @9am PST every other Friday
  • Hyperledger Healthcare WG: Payer Subgroup #payer-subgroup - lead by Raveesh Dewer @12 PST every Tuesday
  • Hyperledger Healthcare WG - EMR Subgroup #emr-subgroup - lead by Robert Chu - schedule unknown

Relevant Hashtags for each subgroup so that you can see the communications subgroups have had outside of chat (see Communication Tools below)

Meeting Recordings

Current meeting recordings and materials from 2018 and beyond can be found at

2018 Archive

Friday, September 7, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, August 24, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, July 27, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, May 5, 2018 RecordingChat Notes

Friday, April 20th 2018 RecordingChat

Friday, April 6th 2018 RecordingChat

Friday, March 26th 2018 RecordingChat

Friday, March 9th 2018 RecordingChat

2017 Archive

Tuesday, October 31st No Recording was availableUse Cases Gathered in NashvilleSlides

Tuesday, September 25th 2016 - 2nd Annual Distributed Health Conference, Nashville, TNNotes

Tuesday, September 19th 2016RecordingSlides

Tuesday, August 22 2016 RecordingSlides

Patient Member Subgroup Meetings

Friday, August 31, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, August 17, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, August 3, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, July 27, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, July 20, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, July 6, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, June 29, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, June 22, 2018 Recording Notes

Friday, June 8, 2018 Recording Notes

Payor Subgroup Meetings

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Recording Notes

Tuesday, June 12 2018 Recording Notes

Charter and FAQ

The Charter defines the scope and ways that work together. Some brief FAQs help answer questions as the WG gets started.

Communication Tools

Preliminary Survey

The WG ran a preliminary survey showing areas that participants are interested in working with blockchains to improve healthcare operations.

Use Case Inventory

There are several healthcare use cases that are in the hyperledger use case inventory.

They are copied here as a convenience (and should be removed) because this Wiki does not seem to implement anchors.

Category Use Case Contributor(s) Status Status As-of Date Notes Alternate Categorization(s)
Healthcare / Medical Clinical Trial Results Vikram Dhillon In Development 2016-11-14 Missing sections 2 and 3.
Healthcare / Medical Counterfeit drug prevention and detection Primrose Mbanefo In Development 2016-11-14 Missing requirements. Supply Chain / Logistics, Government / Legal / Regulatory
Healthcare / Medical Electronic Health Records Patrick Holmes Placeholder 2016-11-14 No content - “TBD.”
Healthcare / Medical Medical Insurance Enrollment Adrian Blakey In development 2018-04-29 Basic description entered - more work needed … Identity Management (members)
Healthcare / Medical Medical Insurance Claims Adrian Blakey Placeholder 2017-09-15 Dependent on provider and member use cases.
Healthcare / Medical Provider Credentialing Adrian Blakey In development 2018-03-12 Section 1 mostly complete - needs review. Identity Management (providers)
Healthcare / Medical Medical Insurance Brokerage Adrian Blakey Placeholder 2017-09-15 Research needed
Healthcare / Medical Medical Insurance Regulatory Reporting Adrian Blakey Placeholder 2017-09-15 This cuts across several use cases such as provider directory, and it might be discovered that it's not a specific use case.
Healthcare / Medical Find a Provider Directory Adrian Blakey Cathy Farmer In development 2018-03-06 pre-existing condition exclusion period Referrals
Healthcare / Medical Referral Confirmation Cathy Farmer Adrian Blakey In development 2018-03-06 This is a part of a broader use case for “Referrals” Referrals
Healthcare/ Medical Division of Financial Responsibility (DOFR) Cathy Farmer In development 2018-05-08 Financial Responsibilty
Healthcare/ Medical Connecting Health Data Across Silos for Diagnostics and Treatment Patient Subgroup In development 2018-07-17 Research
Healthcare/ Medical Donor Milk Transparency and Traceability Patient Subgroup In development 2018-07-21 We're in initial conversations with Anton at Anton at Rapid Health to discuss this use case and POC Supply Chain


Computerworld, Aug 6, 2018 By 2020, 1 in 5 healthcare orgs will adopt blockchain

Travis May, CEO of Datavant, July 31, 2018 The Fragmentation of Health Data A survey of the health data ecosystem

World Economic Forum whitepaper, April 2018 Blockchain Beyond the Hype, a Practical Framework for Business Leaders Decision tree on page 6.

World Economic Forum, April 23, 2018 These 11 questions will help you decide if blockchain is right for your business

Blockchain at Berkley, Feb 5, 2018 Building it Better: A simple guide to blockchain use cases

International Association for Cryptologic Research, 2017 Do you need a Blockchain? Flowchart on page 3.

JAMIA, September 8, 2017, Blockchain distributed ledger technologies for biomedical and healthcare applications

groups/healthcare/healthcare-wg.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/13 14:37 by Jennifer DeVivo