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With the use of blockchain in healthcare drawing increased interest, it’s time to learn how this distributed ledger technology can benefit you and your business. To that end, Change Healthcare Chief Technology Officer Aaron Symanski will take the stage at Becker’s 3rd Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference in Chicago September 21, with a focused presentation on blockchain.

Symanski’s session, “Blockchain: How to Think About its Role in the Business Needs of Healthcare,” kicks off at 1:35 p.m. in the Columbus IJ room at Chicago’s Hyatt Regency. He’ll explain what blockchain actually is and does, and present ways to utilize it specifically within the healthcare realm.

Symanski has been a dominant force recently in promoting the storage technology to the healthcare industry. Earlier this year, Change Healthcare joined Hyperledger—a global, open-source effort to advance blockchain—as a Premier Member, and Symanski was named to its governing board.

Following that, Symanski led the effort to have Change Healthcare join the Hashed Health consortium, an innovation hub for collaborative networks in healthcare using distributed ledger technologies, to help advance blockchain and distributed transactional protocols in the industry.

At the Becker’s conference, Symanski will show attendees how blockchain can be used in their particular business cases, explaining its benefits as a secure “storage consensus” model. He’ll also explore legal considerations and highlight areas where blockchain is already being used successfully today.

Becker’s Hospital Review 3rd Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference  offers nine tracks and 134 sessions, featuring 150+ speakers from hospitals and health systems. The conference takes place September 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency, Chicago.

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