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Tuesday, June 8 • 20:20 - 20:50
Bringing Trust and Privacy-Preserving Smart Contracts to Clinical Trials in Healthcare - Andrew Weiss, UMBC (in partnership with Softhread) & Bruno Vavala, Intel

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The Healthcare ecosystem is undergoing a digital transformation to improve efficiency and costs. However, the transition from paper forms to PDFs, and from mail to email, still leaves many regulatory compliance aspects prone to human error. This is often the case with multi-site research clinical trials, which are subject to antiquated, costly and centralized data management processes. Each site is responsible for obtaining informed consent from participants, but problems associated with data integrity and conformance to the study’s guidelines can arise. Softhread will discuss how blockchain can be used in multi-site clinical trials to address existing security challenges and streamline information sharing. Also, with IBM and Intel, it will showcase a platform based on Fabric Private Chaincode, that preserves smart contract transaction confidentiality in hybrid cloud deployments.

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Andrew Weiss

Lead Architect, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Andrew is the lead architect in partnership with Softhread for the ongoing implementation, deployment and operationalization of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County's research into informed consent blockchain technology. He is well-versed in highly regulated systems, specifically... Read More →
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Bruno Vavala

Research Scientist, Intel
Dr. Bruno Vavala is a Research Scientist in the Trustworthy Distributed Systems team at Intel Labs. His research interests span Trusted Computing, Distributed Systems and Fault-Tolerance. He contributes to the Hyperledger Labs Private Data Objects and Fabric Private Chaincode projects... Read More →



Tuesday June 8, 2021 20:20 - 20:50 CEST
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