Title : Empowering precision medicine via Block chain and AI
The dual application of blockchain technology and AI could be a paradigm-changing solution in our quest to move from an industry based on "sick-care" towards a truly global population health and precision medicine-based approach. Blockchain technology's unique characteristics and the complex opportunities offered by ML, NN and predictive analytics would allow us to address some of the major challenges within the healthcare system such as privacy, access, data ownership etc. They can also address the massive computational requirements for the large healthcare datasets generated daily, as well as the need for improved interoperability in a complex multi-stakeholder healthcare industry. Leveraging the full capabilities of these technologies and the latest scientific advances in genomics could also serve as the foundation for developing a global precision medicine database that can spark further preclinical, clinical and translational research, and act as a driver for continuously optimizing population health.
Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes is a healthcare futurist who has extensive experience in the healthcare industry as a founder, executive, consultant or speaker. She currently is serving as the Chief Quality and Innovation Officer at MEDNAX Healthcare Solutions. In this capacity she provides oversight for all quality and innovation initiatives across the enterprise, such as Blockchain, AI, Genomics, Precision Medicine, Population Health, Telehealth, Medical Simulation, and Value Based Care. Additionally, she provides leadership to the MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety. Prior to her current role, she held several leadership positions within the academic, corporate and not-for-profit healthcare arena, most notably serving as VP-Education, Quality and Safety, Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer, Chief of Compliance and Quality Assurance, Medical Director of Clinical Research Trials, and Medical Director-Managed Care. Her consulting engagements have included healthcare systems, VC funds, angel investment funds, not for profit entities and corporations. After completing her post-graduate residency and fellowship training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2003, she earned her Executive Masters of Business Administration degree in 2011 from the University of Miami Herbert Business School.
She is currently a Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School, Division of Entrepreneurship. During her academic tenure at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine she taught several courses within the Medical School, as well as the combined MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs. Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes was a highly active member or chaired several committees within the UHealth System. She was also a member of the UM Faculty Senate, UMMG Faculty Council, and an avid advocate of several initiatives lead by the UM Institute of Bioethics and Health Policy.