BHTY ARTiFACTS Work-group Volunteers Wanted!


Recently BHTY announced its partnership with ARTiFACTS to integrate blockchain technology into the scholarly publishing workflow. This collaboration will help assess the effectiveness of the technology as a tool to improve speed, access, transparency, and attribution in scholarly research. 

All BHTY authors and readers can now share in-process work and establish proof of existence for research articles at no charge. You may access the ARTiFACTS system from

We ask authors to join the work group and readers to sign on for surveys, as your feedback is essential. Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and provide guidance about the system with the product team at ARTiFACTS.

The findings from this research will be peer reviewed and published by Blockchain in Healthcare Today. Initial observations and insights will be presented at the BHTY October 2018 ConVerg2Xcelerate conference.

Should you be interested in participating, please contact at your earliest convenience.

Many thanks.

Tory Cenaj

Publisher, BHTY

BHTY Proud to Welcome Dr. Mona Siddiqui to Board!


Mona Siddiqui, MD, MPH, is the Chief Data Officer for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where she is focused on promoting open data, building an enterprise wide data governance structure, streamlined data use agreements, creating a business analytics unit, and developing strategic partnerships for data sharing with external stakeholders. Prior to this role, Dr. Siddiqui was at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation working towards implementing a rapid cycle testing platform for payment models. Dr. Siddiqui has also served with the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (“nudge” unit), during the Obama administration leading work in the health space. Dr. Siddiqui obtained her medical doctorate from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and masters degree in quantitative methods from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Please join us in welcoming Dr Siddiqui to the BHTY Editorial Board.

New BHTY Privacy Policy


The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication. This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here. Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.



BHTY Proudly Partners with ARTiFACTS to Expand Use of Blockchain in Scholarly Publishing


BHTY has partnered with ARTiFACTS to integrate blockchain into scholarly publishing workflow & collaborate on research to assess its effectiveness to improve speed, collaboration, access, transparency, & attribution in scientific research. BHTY now provides a blockchain-based service for its author community for PoE, attributions, and indexing of content, plus linking supporting article materials for an early user-community in this leading-edge field.

The effort will include a work group that includes BHTY authors to provide feedback for product development, with the goal of generating an article for publication that contrasts the legacy methods/processes/tools with the first in market approaches of the parties. BHTY publisher, Tory Cenaj, believes the partnership with ARTiFACTS will speed the research cycle, and help build the reputations of subscribing researchers and authors faster.

The service is accessible for any subscriber of the journal. For more information see Information for Authors or read the press release at

BHTY Welcomes Louis O. Jeansonne, MD to Board


We are proud to welcome Louis O. Jeansonne IV, MD, Assistant Vice President for Medical Affairs, Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge, to Blockchain in healthcare Today. Dr. Jeansonne is a board-certified general surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  In his current role he is responsible for physician leadership of all surgical departments in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana region of Ochsner Health System.  He also serves as the regional Medical Director of Informatics, and has participated in EMR go-live and optimization for several sites in the Ochsner system.  He serves on the board of Ochsner’s clinical integration network, which tracks and manages population health data.

He is a senior lecturer for the University of Queensland, Australia as part of its partnership with the Ochsner Clinical School.  He has authored several publications on the surgical treatment of digestive diseases and obesity.

He completed a fellowship in minimally-invasive surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and general surgery residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  He received his medical degree at Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Jeansonne to BHTY!

BHTY Welcomes Timothy Ken Mackey to Editoral Board


BHTY is proud to welcome Tim K. Mackey, MAS, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health, UC San Diego School of Medicine and Director of Healthcare Research and Policy, UC San Diego

Tim is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine and is also the Director of Healthcare Research and Policy at UC San Diego - Extension. He is also the Director of the Global Health Policy Institute (  He holds a BA in Political Science-International Relations and a Masters Degree in Health Policy & Law from UC San Diego and also earned his PhD in Global Public Health from the joint doctoral program at UC San Diego - San Diego State University.   His work focuses on a broad array of multidisciplinary topics in domestic and global public health. This includes cross-cutting research in disciplines of public health, health technology and innovation, supply chain, pharmaceutical policy, international relations, and public policy and law.  He has co-authored over 140 publications and given over 100 presentations to audiences in academia, industry, and government.  He also has extensive professional experience working over 10 years in industry, and acting as a consultant for the World Health Organization, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Justice.  He is also the co-Chair of the IEEE Standards Association Supply Chain/Clinical Trials Technology Implementation Industry Connections Program that focuses on stakeholder collaboration around blockchain technology for the pharmaceutical supply chain. 

Please join us in welcoming Tim Makey to BHTY!

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is Proud to Welcome Vikram Dhillon to Board


Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is Proud to Welcome Vikram Dhillon

BHTY is delighted to welcome Vikram Dhillon, Research Fellow, Institute of Simulation and Training, at University of Central Florida, to the BHTY Review Board.

Vikram recently wrote Creating Blogs with Jekyll, with Apress. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Central Florida, where his main focus was bioinformatics. He has published several scientific papers on computational genomics. He has worked as a software and business development coach at the Blackstone Launchpad to mentor young entrepreneurs and startups through the process of building technology products. He was previously funded by the National Science Foundation through the Innovation Corps program to study customer discovery and apply it to commercialize high-risk startup ideas. He has been active in open source projects and initiatives for the past several years. He often speaks at local conferences and meetups about programming, design, security, and entrepreneurship. He currently lives in Orlando and writes a technology-focused blog at

Please join us in welcoming Vikram to BHTY!

Continuous Publishing and Submission Information


Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY)  publishes articles on a continuous basis. That means BHTY accepts submissions on an ongoing basis to keep up with dynamic developments and current knowledge in the field. 

If you would like to submit an original paper, that means it has not been published anywhere, kindly follow the guidelines at this link: BHTY Author Submission Information

Please note the following below.

  1. There is no charge for "Perspectives/Opinion" papers. They are categorized as "Feature" articles
  1. Under no circumstance is an “advertorial” an acceptable BHTY Feature article
  1. Original research must be written in a particular format. For example, it must have an abstract. Abstracts act as your “calling card,” for data aggregators and facilitate exposure to articles published – be sure your paper has an abstract. Check the following links to help write it at CONSORT or PRISMA.
  1. The BHTY business model includes an APC. This is standard in industry for open access journals, HOWEVER…

BHTY has a Waiver Policy. We want to encourage open exchange in an evolving and dynamic market giving fair consideration to all submissions. We believe this should NOT be linked to the ability to pay. We review papers based strictly on MERIT. The quality and contribution it makes to the sector supersedes the APC. We believe this is paramount for fair and open exchange. 

  1. There is no charge for students currently enrolled at an academic institution.
  2. Papers must be evaluated before a waiver determination is made, and based solely on the MERITS of the paper.
  3. BHTY provides a fair and unbiased forum where authors are encouraged to share both positive and negative experience with blockchain technology. This can help efforts, planned and underway, in the sector. We are committed to providing a fair and objective forum for all perspectives and experiences.
  4. Manuscripts should represent:
  • Originality and practicality in advancing blockchain technology in the value based healthcare environment
  • Importance to research, practice, or change in the field
  • Interest and relevance for those outside the audience
  • Rigorous methodology, with conclusions justified by the evidence presented, where possible. We realize this is a new technology and still early to demonstrate outcomes, but this is critical for the sector - give it your best effort.
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards

Two links to writing examples you may want to use as guides are:

  1. Perspective paper:
  2. Research Paper:

For more information on what your paper should contain and how to format it for submission, go to:

We are here to help as we realize this is new for many of you. Please contact the publisher should you have additional questions at

Thank you,

Blockchain in Healthcare Today

Financial Disclosure and Competing Interests


The editorial, peer review, and publication staff of Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) has posted financial disclosure statements in tandem with biographies.

We espouse transparency. Out tag line is “Building Trust Through Truth.” Simply put, we are “walking the talk.” We want our audience to know we are committed to exercising fair, unbiased, and impartial review and information sharing.

The scholarly journal environment and practices regarding scientific research, reporting, and data sharing is one that is evolving, as is the blockchain technology health sector. BHTY is committed to exercising the highest standards and practices set by scholarly journals and scientific publications.

To view disclosures go to:

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), is an open access online, rapid peer review journal where thought leaders and innovators converge to find solutions in a new health technology sector. BHTY provides objective evaluation of methodologies, pilots, scalable blockchain deployments, and cost efficiencies that advance value based care in the healthcare sector. BHTY offers rapid, peer-review (5-7 days) publication of research, commentary, and proof of concept for blockchain technology that advance value-based healthcare across the care continuum.

Emphasis focuses on local and global innovations that foster ecosystem efficiencies which include:

Public Health |  Identity Management  |  Data aggregation |  Data Linkage and Interoperability  |  Payment Models, Scalability and Adoption  |  Clinical Study Protocols  |  Health Insurance, Smart Contracts and Claims Processing  |  Liability and Indemnification  |  Risks of Blockchain Use in Healthcare  |  Machine Learning  |  Artificial Intelligence | EMR |  Precision Medicine  |  Drug Supply Chain Management  |  Clinical Trials Management

For article types please go to this link.
Authors must register first before submitting a manuscript.

Correspondence may be sent to

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), audience includes executives, researchers and innovators in healthcare and academia including hospitals, payers, informatics, biopharma, public health, population health, government, healthcare insurance, CROs, FinTech, VCs, and not for profit organizations, with an interest in the latest knowledge on blockchain technology, implementation and advances on the horizon in the healthcare specialty.

We thank you.

Blockchain in Healthcare Today Team 

Message from the Publisher on Non-Index Status


To publish, not to publish, and where to publish a research paper are conversations authors have early on for a many reasons.

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), is a new peer-review journal available for authors to add to their list of “where” to publish. There are a few items to note when you consider BHTY:

  1. Editorial Mission of Publication: BHTY endeavors to share, educate and build consensus for blockchain technology implementation, deployments, and outcomes specifically within the healthcare sector. This includes positive and negative results. One of our journal pillars is to honor success and failure in research. We believe it is the duty of scholarly publications to publish both. Failure takes courage to share, and we hold this in esteem. For example, our sister publication, Telehealth and Medicine Today, published an article about a $46M failed telehealth startup. The article was bestowed the Publisher’s Award for Best Article of 2016. It is important to understand the whys and hows of failures as well as successes, and pay it forward. In this way, we avoid errors, loss of valuable time, and move the needle of the market more rapidly. Kudos Rajeev Mudumba!
  1. Turn-around Time: BHTY is committed to providing fast turnaround for peer review. Our aim is 5 to 7 business days. Publication occurs immediately thereafter upon fulfillment of requirements.
  1. Caliber of Board Members and Peer Reviewers: The team is a cross section of world-renowned experts bringing depth and breadth of knowledge and curiosity to a collegiate and egalitarian platform. Join the network and help build the community.
  1. Scholarly Practices: We adhere to ICMJE, COPE, and WAME guidelines and practices. BHTY is published on the PKP Open Journal Systems (OJS), platform. We have partnered with TrendMD. We use LOCKSS preservation, the PKP|PS Indexing service, and will apply to CrossRef and await our Portico plugin. Our end is covered.
  1. Portfolio: We are a far-reaching new era portfolio. Blockchain is the new Renaissance for Healthcare. We are committed to sharing knowledge, provoking stimulating thoughts and conversations to build consensus, a clearer path forward in areas that pioneer innovation and change legacy systems, and assist in achieving better health, quality of care, and a more efficient healthcare system. If you share these values, throw your support behind us. It takes a village, and everyone brings something to the table. Opportunities present once—this one is yours to seize now…!
  1. Indexing: As a new journal, we don’t have an Impact Factor. Without your submissions, we don’t obtain an Impact Factor. Conundrum, yes? The quicker we publish 6 to 24 research articles, the quicker we get indexed, and accepted to an endless array of organizations and societies, which will benefit authors. As soon as our applications are accepted to DOAJ, MEDLINE, PubMed, etc. indexing your article will occur retroactively. Considering it takes months to publish a paper in some journals—in that time, BHTY can have an Index Factor—but it doesn’t happen without your manuscript submission!

BHTY has been conceived as a serious scholarly publication to benefit the healthcare sector and the initiatives, pilots, deployments, and outcomes many of you are focused on. Its scope, quality, originality of content sought, and significance of this content, will qualify BHTY for inclusion in scholarly databases. In the meantime, we seek inclusion on content aggregators and online directories such as Google Scholar. We welcome your suggestions, and look forward to working together to achieve the goals both author and publisher need to meet


We thank you.

Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher, Blockchain in Healthcare Today

Douglas Shinsato, Editor-in-Chief, Technology and Innovation

Editorial Stewards

Gil Alterovitz, PhD, Faculty, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mate Beštek, BSc, PhD, National Institute of Public Health, Center for Healthcare Informatics, Republic of Slovenia; Faculty, Computer and Information Dept., University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm.D., Associate Professor, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Florence D. Hudson, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Internet2

George Kolostoumpis, BSc, PhD, External Scientific Expert, ECDC; Technical Expert, EUREKA

Susan R. Ramonat, CEO , Spiritus Partners

Peer Reviewer

Sean T. Manion, PhD, Senior Researcher, American College of Military Public Health; Former Research Activities Chief, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center