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: Advisory Board roles at Arcadia Healthcare Solutions, IPRD Solutions, TripleBlind and New Leaf Venture Partners, Orion Healthcare Board of Directors and Gates Foundation Consultant. I am also the co-editor-in-chief of Telehealth and Medicine Today open access peer reviewed journal.

Editorial Board 

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: I am the CEO and Co-Fouder of S3 Research, LLC, a company currently funded by the National Institutes of Health - National Institute on Drug Abuse SBIR contract and also funded by other federal contracts.

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

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 Health

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 

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