Humana CIO Chris Kay To Keynote Distributed: Health Conference

Humana CIO Chris Kay To Keynote Distributed: Health Conference

Chris Kay, Chief Innovation Officer at Humana, will deliver the opening keynote at the upcoming Distributed: Health conference on blockchain technology’s transformation potential for the healthcare industry.

The Distributed: Health conference, to be held on October 3, 2016 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, is an event where healthcare and technology leaders from around the world are coming together for the first time to reimagine how health and medicine can be optimized and improved by blockchain technology.

As one of the largest health insurance providers in the United States, Humana is a global standard-bearer for health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. Mr. Kay helms the company’s innovation initiatives including blockchain technology to develop game-changing products and services to improve health and reduce healthcare costs. Prior to joining Humana, as Managing Director of Citi Ventures, he pioneered efforts to simplify the retail banking experience. He also invested in a portfolio of companies to create new possibilities for Citi’s customers and new capabilities for the bank.

“We’re thrilled that Humana has taken the time to research this technology and its potential to create new efficiencies in healthcare,” said David Bailey, CEO of BTC Media. “This should serve as a wakeup call for the entire industry that distributed ledgers can offer solutions to some of the most challenging issues facing payers and providers today. We expect to see a Cambrian explosion of use cases for blockchain tech in healthcare, just as we’ve seen in the financial services industry over the past 24 months.”

“Blockchain allows for interoperability at a new level for health care,” said Humana president and CEO Bruce Broussard. “Competitors [can start] working together for the consumer. Blockchain is all about removing barriers, and that focus will enable consumers to better manage their health….The promise of blockchain is about putting the consumer at the center of health care, instead of the other way around.”

Mr. Kay holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in French and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He lives with his family in Louisville, where Humana is headquartered.

In addition to a full day’s roster of speakers and panels on October 3, the Distributed: Health conference will be preceded by a 24-hour blockchain hackathon starting on October 1. Over $28,500 in prizes will be awarded at the competition, which, like the conference, will focus on blockchain applications for healthcare, insurance and interoperability.

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