Accenture Joins Hashed Health Blockchain Consortium to Develop and Implement Healthcare Industry Use Cases

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Hashed Health has added Accenture as a member of the Hashed Health Blockchain Consortium, a group of leading health companies focused on accelerating innovation with Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, as announced today at the Distributed: Health 2017 conference.

“Accenture adds a broad range of expertise to the Consortium workgroup and will help clients improve performance and create sustainable value,” said Hashed Health CEO John Bass. “Their global viewpoint and experience with large scale deployments brings a unique perspective to our decentralization initiatives. In turn, Accenture will benefit from the consortium’s efforts to advance market intelligence and industry best practices.”

As a consortium member, Accenture will focus its efforts on developing industry use cases for Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies and identify opportunities where organizations can implement solutions at scale.

“While adoption grows, healthcare organizations must continue advancing the application of Blockchain technologies to achieve and sustain meaningful progress,” said Brian Kalis, managing director of digital health at Accenture. “We believe that Hashed Health’s workgroup-centered model will allow companies to collaboratively tackle existing problems in healthcare while establishing best practices.”

Accenture helps institutions implement Blockchain technology to improve operational efficiency, security and client service, as well as to capture new revenue opportunities. It helps clients define distributed-ledger strategies, implement business-model transformations, create and protect technology architectures and enhance the end-user experience.

Hashed Health is a healthcare innovation firm leading the design, development and productive use of Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Hashed Health partners with public and private sector clients to collaboratively develop solutions and networks that solve health delivery challenges.  Hashed Health’s mission is to create new shared value systems for individuals and communities of health through a variety of enterprise and consumer-focused projects.  More information can be found at http://www.hashedhealth.com/

About Richard Kastelein

Founder of industry publication Blockchain News, partner at ICO services collective CryptoAsset Design Group (helped raise over $200m+), director of education company Blockchain Partners (Oracle Partner) and ICO event organiser at leading industry event  CryptoFinancing (first ICO event in Europe) – Richard Kastelein is an award-winning publisher, innovation executive and entrepreneur. He sits on the advisory boards of half a dozen Blockchain startups and has written over 1200 articles on Blockchain technology and startups at Blockchain News and has also published pioneering articles on ICOs in Harvard Business Review and Venturebeat.
 
Kastelein has spoken (keynotes & panels) on Blockchain technology in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing, Brussels, Bucharest, Dubai, Eindhoven, Gdansk, Groningen, the Hague, Helsinki, London, Manchester, Minsk, Nairobi, Nanchang, San Mateo, Shanghai,Tel Aviv and Venice. His network is global and extensive.
 
He is a Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Métis) whose writing career has ranged from the Canadian Native Press (Arctic) to the Caribbean & Europe. He’s written occasionally for Harvard Business Review, Wired, Venturebeat, The Guardian and Virgin.com and his work and ideas have been translated into Dutch, Greek, Polish, German and French.
 
A journalist by trade, an entrepreneur and adventurer at heart, Kastelein’s professional career has ranged from political publishing to TV technology, boatbuilding to judging startups, skippering yachts to marketing and more as he’s travelled for nearly 30 years as a Canadian expatriate living around the world.
 
In his 20s, he sailed around the world on small yachts and wrote a series of travel articles called, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Seas’ travelling by hitching rides on yachts (1989) in major travel and yachting publications. He currently lives in Groningen, Netherlands where he’s raising three teenage daughters with his wife and sailing partner, Wieke Beenen.

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