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!

BHTY Medical Devices Special Issue


Blockchain in Healthcare Today is pleased to announce a special issue on medical devices to be published in Spring 2020.  Our guest editors from Mayo Clinic and Spiritus Partners, are seeking high quality, high-impact papers, reviews and opinions about the intersection of distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain with medical devices - a crucial, fast-moving area for innovative clinical interventions, chronic disease management and preventive care.

Authors are invited to submit original manuscripts, use cases, unpublished research and defensible opinions in such topic areas as

  • Wearables – Consumer and medical grade
  • Clinical IoT/Internet of Medical Things (IOMT)
  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Robotics and 3D/4D printing
  • Interoperability and cybersecurity
  • Regulatory compliance, including post-market surveillance and adverse event management
  • Real-world evidence (RWE) and registries
  • Supply chain management
  • Patient data control and ownership
  • Clinical trials

From theory and science to technologies, methods, use cases, pilots and scalable deployments, BHTY’s readers represent a global audience of academic researchers, industry practitioners, policymakers and regulators who value well-reasoned, rigorous and pragmatic discourse about the opportunities and challenges presented by the convergence of DLT/blockchain and other emerging technologies in healthcare.

For a BHTY Medical Devices Special Issue Brief, please contact:

Guest Editor Susan Ramonat, CEO, Spiritus Partners, at

Mobile:    +1.610.551.9177


Healthcare Executives Join BHTY Board


Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), is pleased to announce it has augmented its editorial board with hands-on experts transforming health and care around the world. Our newest BHTY board members are:

- Combiz R. Abdolrahimi, Emerging Technologies & Innovation Leader, Deloitte

- Nitin Gaur, Director, IBM WW Digital Asset Labs

- Mike Jacobs, Technology Fellow and SVP of Engineering, Optum

- Jim Nasr, Vice President, Technology & Innovation, Synchrogenix, a Certara company

BHTY is honored to welcome these thought leaders and domain experts.

Welcome aboard!

BHTY - Building Trust Through Truth

ATA Endorses BHTY and TMT


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.

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Stay tuned for more news and initiatives in the near future...!


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