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Gem Introducing Blockchain Technology to Healthcare

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Gem and BTC Media have announced Gem as the title sponsor for Distributed: Health in Nashville, TN, a conference exploring the possibilities blockchain brings to healthcare. Distributed: Health aims to bring blockchain technology and healthcare industry leaders together to discuss the possible implications for the future of health services and information.

Micah Winkelspecht, CEO and Founder of Gem, commented: “Healthcare is experiencing a tech renaissance, a shift towards a patient-centric, interconnected and data-driven ecosystem. Gem is ready to deliver blockchain technology to healthcare, to provide pipelines that make data more available with uncompromised security and integrity.”

Distributed: Health will begin with a hackathon sponsored by Gem, where the company will provide GemOS, a complete blockchain application platform, for competitive development with a $5,000.00 to the best solution. The hackathon takes place on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 and will be judged by a panel of venture capitalists, executives and technologists who will award a total of over $20,000 in prizes to the most promising new applications built with blockchain technology.

CTO of BTC Media, Tyler Evans remarked: “This hackathon will provide the setting for teams from corporate titans, blockchain startups and top universities worldwide to collaborate on some of the biggest challenges facing companies today including identity, data integrity and systems interoperability,”

During the one-day summit-style conference, taking place October 3rd at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Winkelspecht will deliver a keynote presentation entitled, “Blockchains: The Fabric for an Interconnected Healthcare Continuum.” The speech will explore how blockchain networks can be implemented to achieve data interoperability and what that means for the future of healthcare. Registration for the conference is currently still open with early bird tickets, speaking opportunities and sponsorship still available.

Matthew Warner
Based near Windsor, England, Matthew Warner is an enthusiast for innovative, cutting edge technologies. He is a B.Eng. graduate in engineering with honors from the University of Warwick and also holds an PGCE in education degree. Matthew is a member of Mensa.