Welcome John Halamka to the IOTA Foundation

IF Team Jun 16, 2017

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, is the International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess System, and a practicing emergency physician.

He strives to improve healthcare quality, safety, and efficiency for patients,
providers, and payers throughout the world using information technology.  

John has been and is continuing to be involved in spearheading a myriad of modern eHealth practices.

He has written 5 books, several hundred articles, and the popular and deeply fascinating Geekdoctor blog.

His professional biography is so extensive that if we were to list it all it would probably make up a book in size, so instead we’ll link to the article on wikipedia for further information on this seminal thinker.  

He is also an organic farmer in Sherborn, Massachusetts, overseeing 15 acres of agriculture, animals, and cider/mead making.

Public ledgers will be increasingly important as we unify electronic health records to improve quality, safety, and efficiency”

Public ledgers will be increasingly important as we unify electronic health records to improve quality, safety, and efficiency”

We are very happy to have John Halamka on board as advisor for the eHealth working group within the IOTA Foundation. Our vision and ambition is to utilize distributed ledger in conjunction with other technology at the forefront to make modern and future medicine safer and more efficient. Having a world leading expert such as John on board this effort with us is very encouraging and promising for the goal of this working group.

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