Big data is a fundamental tenant of artificial intelligence (AI) – bigger data leads to stronger AI.

But the temptation to expand our data banks and gain insights, which experts say will revolutionize healthcare in ways we can currently only speculate on, could leave patient data vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Data security has become a white hot topic in the European healthcare space, in the UK particularly after the devastating WannaCry ransomware attack which cost the NHS at least £180,000 ($20.5k) in immediate security measures (the full costs are still unknown).

It’s essential for all decision makers in European health to be fully armed with information about the latest hacking techniques and the most effective defences against them.

That’s why c-suite executives, practicing clinicians, and technology developers are all attending AIMed Europe, 2018 (11-13th September).

Also learn more about the insurgent blockchain technology, made famous via bitcoin, and how it could possibly impact the way we organize healthcare

Session Focus: Data security & blockchain

When: Wednesday September 13th (14.20-15.00)

​Blockchain technology offers multiple possibilities to improve health care, placing the patient at the very hub of the health care ecosystem (whilst also facilitating improved levels of security, privacy and interoperability of health data).

Attendees will gain the following knowledge:

  • Understand the specific benefits of blockchain technology for the healthcare sector
  • Insights into the major implementation challenges and considerations of the technology
  • Specific examples of what a blockchain powered future healthcare sector could deliver
  • Review of the very latest proof-of-concepts

Moderated by: Dr. Melek Somai, Research Fellow, Neuro-Epidemiology and Ageing Research, Imperial College London & Associate Director, Centre for Cryptocurrency Research and Engineering, Imperial College – Department of Computing

Speakers: Dr. Robert M. Learney, Lead Technologist – Blockchain & DLT, Digital Catapult

Dr. Jack Neil, Chief Technology Officer/ Pediatric Anesthesiologist, MedStream Anesthesia

Professor Karen Yeung, Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics, Birmingham Law School

Download the full agenda for AIMed Europe here.