“Blockchain-Based Healthcare Initiatives”
October 8, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018, 1:00 pm – 5 pm, Dell Med, HDB 1.208 Auditorium

“Blockchain-Based Healthcare Initiatives”

Date: October 29, 2018,

Time: 1-5 pm CST

Location :

Dell Med, HDB 1.208 Auditorium | 1501 Red River St | Austin, Texas 78712


Please RSVP


A special interactive session focusing on Healthcare initiatives based on blockchain technology is being planned to generate awareness and education as to how technology and in particular blockchain usage in several use cases.

A panel of experts on healthcare/blockchain will introduce a set of diverse applications using blockchain technologies and highlighting some of the key benefits to healthcare.  The proposed panel includes the followings (TBC):


Joshua Konkle, Co-Founder / CEO – Pouch™ Points

  • Survey of  work by Austin Blockchain applications by Dell Medical School Working Group,
  • Economic development work the Austin Blockchain Collective

Bo Vargas, CTO Co-Founder, BitMed

  • The real use of cryptocurrency incentives tied to telemedicine.

Alex Antoniou, Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer and Director of Strategy, BLOCKMEDX

  • Elements of opioid tracking and blockchain.

Richard Hurley, Chief Business Development Officer, GovernanceChain

  • Blockchain and Autism

Aman Quadri

  • Work with BiHG,  IEEE, and Amchart

Alex Antoniou

  • Funding Progress with Texas Health Catalyst

Wei Escala, CEO/Founder

  • EggsChain – leveraging blockchain to help track frozen eggs and embryos

Moderator: Steve Maxwell, IEEE



  • Anjum Khurshid, MD Ph.D., Director of Data Integration, Dell Medical


  • Fawzi Behmann, IEEE Central Texas Section Chair, ACUP Board Member, Himss/IHA planner
  • Dr. Phil Huang, MD, City of Austin Chief Medical Officer
  • Sherri Greenberg, Clinical Professor | Fellow, Max Sherman Chair in State & Local Government,

The University of Texas at Austin

  • Jennifer “Houli” Houlihan, ACUP Managing Director
  • Stacie Cooks, Dell Medical



  • 1:00 – 1:30  pm                        Registration and networking (Snacks)
  • 1:30 pm – 4:50 pm                 Blockchain based  Healthcare initiatives

o   1:30 – 1:40               Dell Med – Dr. Anjum Khurshid and other sponsors

o   1:40 – 2:00              Joshua Konkle, Survey of work by Blockchain

o   2:00 – 3:15              session 1

o   3:15-3:35                 networking break

o   3:35-4:50                 session 2

o   4:50-5:00                 Initiatives for future collaboration


Free F&B

For any details, please email F.Behmann@IEEE.org