Volume 3, 2020

Partners in Digital Health (PDH), publisher of BHTY, has joined OASPA scholarly publishers and has pledged to support the Wellcome Trust and World Health Organization (WHO) initiatives (12) for COVID-19 papers. We will work to rapidly abbreviate review times for research to be widely shared. Authors will note PDH will license all content that supports computational reuse to other publishers as well. 

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is the world’s first peer review journal that amplifies and disseminates distributed ledger technology research and innovations in the healthcare sector. The  preeminent open-access journal facilitates sharing, discussion and consensus building for a multi-disciplinary market across a global community of stakeholders engaged in discovering, implementing and modernizing quality affordable health systems and care for health citizens. The journal is published on a continuous basis in order to accelerate sharing rigorously vetted theoretical and experiential knowledge required for a growth sector. A world-class peer-review board endeavors to offer rapid peer review (14 days per review round), and includes constructive commentary to strengthen work. The journal registers original research article provenance on the blockchain for authors to have a permanent and immutable public record of their work to share with the scientific research community at BHTY+ARTiFACTS RESEARCH PORTAL.  

Published: 2020-01-06

Predictions for Blockchain in 2020

George T. Mathew, Dennis A Porto, Ron Ribitzky, Susan Ramonat, Uli C Broedl, Kevin A Clauson, Frank Ricotta, Tory Cenaj, Anh L Ngo

Blockchain, Interoperability, and Self-Sovereign Identity: Trust Me, It’s My Data

Jim StClair, Ann Ingraham, Dominic King, Michael B. Marchant, Fletcher Cotesworth McCraw, David Metcalf, John Squeo
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Bill Buchanan, OBE, of Edinburgh Napier University, Accepts Editor-in-Chief Role 

Blockchain in Healthcare Today is pleased to announce Prof Buchannan, OBD will join John Halamka, MD, to steer the peer review open access journal, augmenting the board's academic leadership from the European continent.

Bill is a passionate innovator, leading research in areas of cyber security, IoT, cryptography, and digital forensics. “We live in a legacy digital world which is almost completely untrustworthy. We must now rebuild it, and put patients and their rights at the core of efforts. The transformation of healthcare must be at the top of our research agenda, and how we best move towards capturing, analyzing, and storing data in a trustworthy way...I now have a chance to influence a future world, and part of this must be peer-reviewed publications and evidence-based research,” stated Bill Buchanan, OBE.

Please join BHTY in welcoming Prof Buchanan to the role!


CONV2X 2019 Thought Leader Presentations and One-to-One Interviews Are Live!

On Oct 15, in partnership with HIMSS PCHAlliance ConnectedHealth Conference, ConVerge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) 2019, brought together 65 world leading authorities in blockchain and telehealth for a single objective: PROVE Market Value with Innovation in Healthcare by informing, inspiring, and debating the value of technology innovation to health systems and health consumers around the world with EVIDENCE

Dr. Amar Gupta, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, Telehealth and Medicine Today, MIT Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, CSAIL Lab, provided a wonderful summation during his keynote “We have to come up with new paradigms if we are going to succeed in this industry. You really need to respect the interdisciplinary work that needs to be done in this area…If you don't do that, you will not succeed in new innovations." 

To view Thought Leader Presentations visit https://www.equities.com/impact/events/conv2x

#ConV2X provided an opportunity for all stake holders to converge as equals in shaping society's health  future. We look forward to your participation in 2020, where we will converge with our new partner, IEEE-SA, and Equities.com team!


Recipient of the Editor's Choice Award for Best Article, announced at the 2019 ConVerge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) Annual Conference! 


We are excited to share the ATA has endorsed the peer reveiw journals Telehealth and Medicine Today and Blockhain in Healthcare Today.

“Blockchain is a key driving force behind maintaining accurate, actionable healthcare data – and is an important component of where we’re headed in telehealth. The ATA is delighted to collaborate with Partners in Digital Health, as the benefits of blockchain technology are critical to our members’ success in the future,” stated Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, ATA.

The academic portfolio’s editor-in-chief, John Halmaka, MD, International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School, added “We are happy to collaborate with the ATA to catalyze local and global initiatives and use cases to move health, delivery, and education forward, with telehealth and blockchain technology.”

“Pushing the confines of pragmatic healthcare innovation and academic publication practices, these journals fill gaps with editorial missions poised for the next frontier in health and care around the world,” stated Tory Cenaj, Founder, Partners in Digital Health.


We invite to you to submit a manuscript to the first international peer review journal dedicated to blockchain and converging technologies in healthcare, Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY).

With over 102,000 views and downloads and 76+ citations, BHTY is the preeminent open-access international peer-review journal for strategic thought leaders, new-era practitioners, and future society stakeholders engaged in blockchain technology and converging innovations in healthcare. The journal is published on a continuous basis in order to accelerate sharing of rigorously vetted theoretical and experiential knowledge required for a growth sector. 

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, use cases, unpublished research, and defensible opinions on a broad spectrum of topics considered relevant to blockchain and converging technologies in healthcare, such as:

  • USE CASES:  discovery frameworks, roadmaps, key learnings from successful and unsuccessful experiences, economic impact
  • NEW MODELS OF TRUST: privacy, ethics, security, governance, access, provenance, consensus
  • Medical Devices: digital identity, health, IoT, wearables, trust, provenance, decentralized management 
  • USER EXPERIENCE: market and user segmentation, generational demographics, consumerization of healthcare, behavioral considerations, user centered design, adoption drivers and barriers, return-on-adoption
  • HEALTH IT: Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange, claim adjudication, clinical trials, provenance, supply chain, medical devices, Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, sensors, smart health homes and medical settings
  • LEGAL & REGULATORY: consumer protection, digital assets, fraud, liability, indemnification, impact on behavior modification and consumer loyalites
  • TECHNOLOGY:  identity management, consensus protocols, smart contracts, security, cryptography, , interoperability, standards, scalability, business continuity, DApps
  • EDUCATION:  fundamental education, best practice, medical workflow, standards, managing digital transformation, reskilled workforces, tokens and behavioral change
  • NEW BUSINESS MODELS: economic impact, new business models, incentive models, cashless economy, Internet of value, ecosystem structure and impact, scalability, sustainability
  • SPECIAL REPORTS:  Special Reports may include market consensus statements, guidelines, statements from a reputable task force or work group, or recommendations. Special Reports are neither reviews nor original reports of primary research

Authors can include relevant software code and data in the peer review process by uploading it to BHTY’s Code Ocean computational reproducibility workflow; and strengthen the validity, attribution, and trust-based reputation of their work with BHTY’s ARTiFACTS.ai service option, a purpose built blockchain-enabled platform for academic and scientific research and development.

A no-deadline, continuous, two-week submission-to-decision turnaround by world-class peer-review board includes constructive commentary and offers the opportunity for authors to strengthen their work.

To submit, click here, or go to https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal

To learn more, click here, or go to https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/navigationMenu/view/aims

Have questions? Contact us, or send email to info@partnersindigitalhealth.com

Happy to help you join this exciting international community engaged in blockchain technology and converging innovations in healthcare.

We look forward to your submission.



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#ConV2X BHTY Podcast Issue


#ConV2X 2018 provided an opportunity to share theoretical and pragmatic, experiential knowledge, and converge equal shareholders in healthcare's new growth sector. Click here to find unedited audio, presentations where available, sponsor page, and photos, with links to speaker photos, and the 2nd Annual Innovation Ignition Competition.

The event's single objective was to accelerate healthcare's pragmatic adoption and modernization with blockchain technology by informing, inspiring, and debating, the role and value of technology innovation to health systems, healthcare workforce, and patients around the world.


Blockchain in Healthcare Today is partnered with Code Ocean. Authors can transparently share code associated with their research, with readers.

Code Ocean, is a cloud based computational reproducibility platform, where researchers, engineers, developers, and scientists can upload code and data in any open source programming language and link working code in a computational environment within an article. The journal encourages authors and readers to share articles to broaden the sector's knowledge base. The initiative will also assist in reducing negative results, and ideally, accelerate time to market.

The Code Ocean platform can also be used to include an executable copy of an author's code for the peer review process.

Partners in Digital Health and Code Ocean will work towards the integration of Code Ocean into the journal submission and peer review workflow, where code and data is used. Authors will upload their code and data, within a cloud based computational environment, to create an executable “compute capsule” that can reproduce their results. A compute capsule will get a DOI and be embedded within the article upon the manuscript’s publication, enabling readers to view and verify the article’s results. Authors can upload and submit code and data associated with their article. Users can execute the code, view results, and modify the code to see how results change.

Partners in Digital Health joins distinguished Code Ocean publishing partners De Gruyter, Cambridge University Press, Taylor & Francis, and BMJ Publishing Group.


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