Guest speaker Caroline Rivett (KMPG) and Dr. Melek Somai (Imperial College Global eHealth Unit) share their views on Blockchain applications in Healthcare.
Hello there, dear curious reader, and welcome to my first blog post! Term 1 has officially ended and now it’s time to look back what has happened during the past 3 months. Of course, we, the Master’s students at Imperial College Business School, learned a lot in-class thanks to cutting-edge lecture content and high-profile professors.
However, there are plenty of things you can do to get involved at Imperial besides attending lectures so I decided join a society based on my personal interest – Healthcare – and I am glad I did! My colleagues and I from the Biopharma & Healthcare Club set up events with the aim to be as practical as possible for our peers.
On December 7, we had the privilege to host Caroline Rivett, Director for Cyber Security & Privacy at KPMG, and Dr. Melek Somai, Fellow at the Global eHealth Unit at Imperial College. First, they introduced the participants to the topic of Blockchain and shared views on possible implications on the future of digital health: How are health records stored in the future? What technological changes are needed to transform the way information is retrieved by insurers, hospitals or doctors? How do we ensure privacy concerns are adequately addressed? Then we encouraged students to ask questions and they engaged in a very interesting discussion with the two guests, Dr. Melek Somai, Fellow at the Global eHealth Unit at Imperial College and Caroline Rivett, Director for Cyber Security & Privacy at KPMG
With regards to the next term, we will organise captivating guest lectures and small scale workshops to help students deepen their knowledge on the latest healthcare trends. I will keep everyone posted about all these exciting events and more blogposts will follow– stay tuned!
Marc is studying our MSc Strategic Marketing programme.