John Bass


John Bass is chief executive officer of InVivoLink, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HCA providing surgical registry and bundled payment optimization software and services, where he has worked since its founding in 2009. He has over 20 years of experience in innovative healthcare technology in the areas of surgical performance, patient engagement, value-based medicine and supply chain. Bass is a lead advisor for Distributed:Health (Blockchain Tech Conference in Nashville on Oct 3) and the emerging blockchain consortium for healthcare. Prior to InVivoLink, Bass was COO of Titan Management Group and a Senior Product Manager at Global Healthcare Exchange responsible for eProcurement strategies. He is a Nashville native and received his chemistry degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.



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.