Operations and Implementation


O-01 - Harnessing Blockchain to Expand Telehealth

Sunday, April 29
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: E353AB

Discover how blockchain technology—originally developed for bitcoin—can create a secure record of transactions to empower both telehealth providers and patients. Explore how this technology can capture data from a wide variety of sources including electronic medical records, self-tracking devices, smartphone applications and personal health records. The outcomes can prove game-changing in making the most of vast data and enabling providers to take a more proactive and focused approach and patients to become more engaged in their own care.

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Jason C. Goldwater

Senior Director
CedarBridge Group, LLC

Jason C. Goldwater is currently a Senior Director at CedarBridge Group, LLC, where he leads the company in areas such as quality measurement, telehealth, electronic clinical quality measures (eCQM), health equity and health innovation. Mr. Goldwater has been involved in the field of telehealth for the past ten years, having initially evaluated telehealth services across large urban and rural health networks as part of a peer-review panel for the Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) sponsored by the Health Care Resources and Services Administration. Mr. Goldwater also served as a Principal Investigator for a grant funded by the California HealthCare Foundation on the use of telehealth modalities for chronic disease care and care coordination. He also served as a Principal Investigator for a Commonwealth Fund grant exploring the various ways different health care entities, including payers, hospitals, long-term care networks and others used technology-driven solutions, such as health care, to drive value-based care and chronic disease management. Mr. Goldwater has written extensively in the area of telehealth, and how it can impact populations such as the homeless and the chronically ill. He also serves as a peer reviewer for article on telehealth for journals such as Health Affairs and the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. While at the National Quality Forum, he served as the Project Director for the development of a measurement framework that provides a foundation for the development of objective measures to assess the value of telehealth and its impact on clinical care. Mr. Goldwater has both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Emerson College and a Master’s of Public Administration degree from Suffolk University.


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