USE OF BLOCKCHAIN, ANALYTICS AND SMART AGENTS TO
ADDRESS PATIENT CARE

Introduction

While hospitals have used innovative digital services to create value for patients, extending this value to patients outside the hospital walls poses two major challenges. The first challenge is leveraging clinical and non-clinical resources and actors in the patient ecosystem to design innovative digital services to address care continuity using technologies, such as wearables, tele-health and mobile apps. Non-clinical resources may include social, emotional and financial support for patients to follow-up on care and actors may include patients' family members, peers and social and community workers. The second challenge is developing a trusted resource sharing architecture that incentivizes actors in both the hospital and patient ecosystems to interact with these digital services by sharing needed resources (e.g. patient data, discharge instructions, care support plans, etc.) to sustain care. These resources are generated by multiple actors using different systems with no single entity responsible for coordinating such resource sharing. This presentation will first discuss the role of blockchain architecture in addressing the second challenge. It will then illustrate how the use of this architecture by actors tracked and analyzed leads to the design of smart agents that can help adapt digital services to meet changing patient care needs.

Seminar Speaker

Professor Mohan R Tanniru, PhD
Senior Investigator, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan
Emeritus Professor of MIS at Oakland University, Michigan

Dr Mohan Tanniru is an Emeritus Professor of Management Information Systems (MIS) at Oakland University, Michigan and a Senior Investigator at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He was the Dean of the School of Business at Oakland University and the Department Head of MIS at the University of Arizona. His work has appeared in journals such as ISR, MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, DSS, JMIS, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, CACM, Health Care Management and Administration, the Journal of Patient Satisfaction, and Health Care Policy and Technology.

Dr Tanniru coordinated numerous student and research projects with companies including GM, Chrysler, HP/EDS, Compuware, Comerica, UTC-Carrier, Bristol Myers Squibb, Honeywell, Intel, and Raytheon, as well as health care organizations such as Kaiser Permanente, Beaumont Health Systems, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and the Henry Ford Health System.

Language Medium

English

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Non-members: HK$330

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