Journal Conflict of Interest Disclosures

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) requires all board and staff members to disclose conflict of interest and financial relationships.  An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he/she and/or a spouse or partner had a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months, and reported below. Conflicts below present disclosures beyond the board member’s affiliation and current employer. For a complete list of board members please click here.



John D. Halamka, MD, MS, USA

  • Competing interests: Arcadia Healthcare Solutions Advisory Board, New Leaf Venture Partners Advisory Board, Orion Healthcare Board of Directors and Gates Foundation Consultant


Editorial Board 

Christiana Aristidou, Esq, Cyprus

  • Competing interests: Nominee Director and Legal Advisor (independent contractor basis) to Pirum Solmed, LTD

Mate Beštek, BSc, Slovenia

  • Competing interests: I am Advisor to

Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD, USA

  • Competing interests: I have served as a consultant through a third party consultancy for blockchain companies focused on healthcare and health care companies exploring blockchain solutions. I have fluid cryptoasset/cryptocurrency holdings.

Anjum Khurshid, MD, PhD, USA

  • Competing interests: Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton, 2018- 2019

Prasad Kothari, MS, USA

  • Competing interests: Advisor to Ramanujan Machine

Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD, USA

  • Competing interests: Tim K. Mackey serves as the Co-Chair for the IEEE Standards Association Supply Chain/Clinical Trials Technology Implementation Industry Connections Program, is an invited participant in the DSCSA & Blockchain Study by the Center for Supply Chain Studies, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the company FarmaTrust, a blockchain company developing technology for the pharmaceutical supply chain and Co-Editor-in-Chief, JMIR Infoveillance journal.

Jim Markwith, USA

  • Competing interests: Apervita, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, Blue Health Intelligence, CommonWell Health Alliance, Inc., Discover Alliance, Inc., Eligible, Inc., Health Data Link, Inc., Stryker Corporation

Susan Ramonat, USA

  • Competing Interests: Advisory Board Cahir, Spiritus Partners, USA

Tom Savel, MD, USA

  • Competing interests: I have fluid cryptoasset/cryptocurrency holdings

Tamara StClaire, PhD, MBA, USA

  • Competing interests: Advisor to 2Morrow and also emplyed by ReVive Heath


Peer Reviewers

Cees Hesp, Netherlands

  • Competing interests: I am employed at PharmAccess, serve on the board of Directors of DIAL, and have an unpaid advisory role at SuretyBlock. SuretyBlock is a blockchain-based online insurance marketplace. I have no other commercial interests to disclose.

Anh L. Ngo, MD, MBA, USA

  • Competing interests: I am the owner of Safety Medical Laboratories 

Dennis Porto MD, MPH, FAAD, USA

  • Competing interests: I have equity investments in Google, Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook. I am an investor in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotech exchange-traded funds. I own bitcoin. 


Publishing and Operations Staff

Tory Cenaj, USA

  • Competing interests: I am the founder and owner of Partners in Digital Health, including the journals Blockchain in Healthcare Today, Telehealth and Medicine Today, all related activities and initiatives associated with these titles, and company portfolio. I volunteer for, and own, SolarCoin.  I am advisor for IEEE-SA and NixWhistle.

John Russo Jr., PharmD, USA

  • Competing interests: I am the owner of The MedCom Resource

Ron Ribitzky MD, USA

  • Competing interests: Founder and CEO of R&D Ribitzky, Stock shareholder of iSpecimen. Business Partner of, East-West Digital News, ACTIMIRA., and TALENTGRID VENTURES.  Strategic Advisor and token rights holder ARNA Genomics, BitMED. MarketsandMarkets Honorarium recipient.  Komodo Health

Emma Csemiczky, Sweeden

  • Owner and Co-Founder of Open Academia Publishing Services