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Blockchain for Healthcare

Presented by HealthTech Women UK
Day Two, Pop-up University 8, 11.00

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Blockchain for Healthcare

  1. 1. Dr Robert Learney (@robertlearney) Associate Director of Imperial’s Cryptocurrency Research Centre Rachel Dunscombe (@ukpenguin) CIO, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust @htw_uk www.healthtechwomen.co.uk #HTW16 #expo16nhs
  2. 2. Database
  3. 3. Database Records
  4. 4. Database Access Control Records
  5. 5. Database
  6. 6. J
  7. 7. J J J
  8. 8. J J J J J J
  9. 9. L
  10. 10. L L L L
  11. 11. L L L LL L
  12. 12. Access Control
  13. 13. Bob £1 John £5
  14. 14. Bob £1 John £5
  15. 15. Bob £1 John £5 Bob  John 
  16. 16. So Far… • A network of – Distributed, redundant copies – Continually synchronising – Access control to the database – Encryption of the actual data
  17. 17. Records
  18. 18. 21 3 54
  19. 19. 1 3 54 Deleted
  20. 20. 1 3 53 Deleted Edited
  21. 21. 21 3 54
  22. 22. 21 3 54
  23. 23. 21 3 54
  24. 24. 21 3 54
  25. 25. 25 4
  26. 26. 25 254
  27. 27. 25 254
  28. 28. 25 25 19 194
  29. 29. 25 25 19 194
  30. 30. 25 25 19 194
  31. 31. 25 25 19 19 3 3 78 78 12 4
  32. 32. The Final Mixture
  33. 33. 1980s
  34. 34. 1980s
  35. 35. 1980s 1970s
  36. 36. 1980s 1970s
  37. 37. 1980s 1970s 1400s
  38. 38. 1980s 1970s 1400s The Magic Ingredient…
  39. 39. 1980s 1970s 1400s 1990s The Magic Ingredient…
  40. 40. Proof of Work
  41. 41. Proof of Work
  42. 42. 21 3 54
  43. 43. 21 3 54
  44. 44. 4*
  45. 45. 4*
  46. 46. 5*4*
  47. 47. 5*4*
  48. 48. 65*4*
  49. 49. Blockchain Technology
  50. 50. Summary • Synchronised, distributed database – 100% uptime • Multi-level access control and encryption – Public yet privacy preserving • Irreversible time-stamping – Uncensorable – Fully auditable
  51. 51. So standing in the service …..
  52. 52. What Next? • Empowering Citizens • Ubiquitous Layer of Exchanging Trust – Speak the protocol? Come and interact! • Untamperable Transparent Data • Better Resource Sharing
  53. 53. Non-Financial Uses • Aid Distribution • EverLedger Diamond Tracking • Notarisation • Verifying Academic Qualifications • Managing Distributed Co-Ops • Oracle Services
  54. 54. Pitfalls & Problems • The Hype Cycle • Scalability – PoW vs. PoS – Cryptography • Organisational Inertia • Vulnerable Adults & Children
  55. 55. Get in touch… @htw_uk meetup.com/HealthTechWomenUK/ healthtechwomen.co.uk tinyurl.com/fb-htw tinyurl.com/lki-htwuk

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