eHealth2018 – Program – Blockchain

Blockchain in Healthcare

Blockchain interoperability framework for eHealth

Massimiliano Masi


Distributed Ledger Technologies just left the peek of the Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging technologies of 2017. However the status of the art for Blockchain-based initiatives in healthcare has not yet been reached, mostly due to the lack of knowledge about the need of interoperability amongst blockchain practitioners.
Following the adagio “The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from”, the GrapevineWorld Project brings together DLT technologies in the healthcare context following the rules set by the IHE international standardisation body, whose specifications are the pillars of continental healthcare information exchange.

First, this presentation will introduce the IHE governance model.
Then it will tackle the benefit of DLTs to introduce the Grapevine research ecosystem.

H2020 project MH-MD

Rudolf Mayer

SBA Research

Moderation and Introduction

Ross King

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

In order to set the context for the Blockchain applications to be presented in the workshop, Dr. King will present an introduction to Blockchains, including their underlying technologies, and will also explain consensus mechanisms and Smart Contracts.