Brian Behlendorf


Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm.



Presentation Details

Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies Panel

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger technologies have the potential to enable new, innovative solutions to some of the industry-level problems in healthcare.  Blockchain is commonly known as the technology behind the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.  The value of the Blockchain is in its open, decentralized database that is used to record and share transactions between entities using a secure, distributed network of computers.  This shared, immutable registry of events are linked in chronological order, creating a new foundation for smart contracts and business logic.  Advocates believe that the ledger and its ability to enforce complex rules holds the potential to break through current healthcare challenges such as interoperability, identity, shared medical records, and friction in the supply chain. In this presentation, the panel will describe the fundamentals of blockchain technology and discuss how its application in healthcare can lead to better decision-making, lower costs and higher quality care.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the basics of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Understand how entrepreneurs and innovators are beginning to use this technology in healthcare.
  • Understand why your business may need to evaluate Blockchain technology and consider its potential impact.