about the summit
ulaHealth, 2016 Blockchain + Health Innovation Summit, is a digital health conference in Austin, Texas that brings together a diverse group of minds from technology (blockchain), medicine, healthcare, health policy and others to tackle healthcare’s most challenging problems through interactive programming.
Exploring the intersections of blockchain and healthcare, register and join the conversations
2016 Sponsors & Partners
We accept bitcoin
explore blockchain ed tour
The summit kicks off with educational sessions to understand the blockchain technology from industry experts. A blockchain overview will be followed by Q&A on possibilities of blockchain in healthcare. As a group of social innovators and entrepreneurs working towards changing the existing healthcare paradigms, we seek to create new opportunities and value in the healthcare systems.
engage massive design
The 2016 ulaHealth blockchain + health innovation summit is an evolution of cultivateHealthATX that brought together healthcare professionals, technology companies, payors, providers, non-profits and community to test and validate innovative ideas. This year welcomes talks around a "massive design" concept towards identifying opportunities for blockchain in healthcare settings.
network tech + health + legal
We are bringing together experts from blockchain, health and legal to participate in fireside chats, panels will discuss pain points, unmet needs and explore potential obstacles and challenges.
What can impede blockchain in healthcare? Hear various perspectives from government, health legal and tech.
speakers and moderators
Dr Ray Atilano
Dr. Thomas Caven, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director at UMC Brackenridge Hospital
Paula X. Rojas
UT Dell Medical School Community Equity Strategy Consultant and Co-Founder & Creator of Mama Sana/Vibrant Woman
Dr. William M. Sage, MD, JD
Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care, Dell Medical School
Sloane Brakeville, Blockchain Architect
IBM Blockchain Labs, North America
Shahryar Sedghi, Blockchain Architect
IBM Blockchain Labs, North America
Fausto Bernardini, IBM Watson Health
Vice President and DE, Watson Health Cloud Development
Anas Daghestani, M.D., CEO
CEO and President of Austin Regional Clinic, he is an Internal Medicine physician and practices part-time, and serves as the Medical Director for ARC's Population Health and Clinical Quality Department
Manish Naik, M.D., CMIO
Leads the EMR department at Austin Regional Clinic. Dr Naik is a Internal Medicina physician, practicing part-time as well as serving as the Assistant Chief to the Internal Medicine Department
Vice President Population Health/Clinical Quality Programs, she leads the operations of the Medical Home/Population Health and Clinical Quality Department, focusing on business and strategic development
Julian L. Rivera
Partner, Husch Blackwell, LLP - Julian is a partner in Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education business unit in Austin, Texas. His practice involves the representation of healthcare providers in business and litigation matters.
Partner McGinnis Lochridge - Health Law, Privacy and Data Security, President's Council of the Seton Fund, Rachael represents those dedicated to Seton's mission and the success of Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas.
Sarah Churchill Llamas
Senior VP, Strategic Business Development at Sonic Healthcare USA. She is also an operations executive, health lawyer, and nationally-recognized expert in health IT solutions and appointed a Health IT Fellow by the ONC for Health IT under HHS.
Dr Venktesh Ramnath
Pulmonologist, Intensivist, Tele-Physician; Consulting Assistant; Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine
Managing Director, University of Texas at Austin, Design Institute for Health
Digital Mobility Manager of Connected Healthcare IoT, Security and Mobile Health Initiatives
Founder and CEO, Mooti
Founder, BlockBridge Advisory
- Full agenda at evenbrite, click here