Ohio Ramps Up Their Pro-Blockchain Stance At Ohio Healthcare IT Day

Ohio Ramp Up Their Pro-Blockchain Stance On Ohio Healthcare IT Day

The United States of Ohio has been known to be a pro-crypto and blockchain state for its various initiatives to promote the use of cryptocurrency as well as boost the blockchain technology-based solution. Only last year, the state government has announced that it would allow its citizen to pay their state taxes in Bitcoin. The announcement was not just limited to the paper as one of the leading retail giants operating in the state, overstock has announced that they would be paying their taxes in Bitcoin.

The Ohio state during its recent 132nd general assembly passed a Senate bill 220, which puts the state as the national policy leader on the use of blockchain technology. The state government seems to be really bullish about the future of blockchain technology and its impact on our daily lives. In an attempt to ramp up the adoption of blockchain, the Ohio Statehouse on April 17th will host the 12th annual Ohio Healthcare Information Technology Day (OHIT Day 2019).

The event will see the participation of some of the renowned names in the healthcare and IT industry. The panel discussion is set to discuss the importance of the partnership between the public and private sector to aid the state’s healthcare system.

Panel Discussions from:

  • Senator Matt Dolan R-24, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Sponsor SB 220;
  • Heather Flannery, Global Lead, Consensys Health & Co-Chair HIMSS Blockchain Taskforce
  • Representative Gary Sherer R-92, House Finance Committee, Sponsor SB 220
  • Organizations & Hospitals using Blockchain
  • Ohio HIEs and Blockchain

Richard Moore, Advocacy Chairman of the Central & Southern Ohio Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (CSOHIMSS), said:

We have seen the use of blockchain technology for crypto-currencies like Bitcoin, but now we see potential uses of blockchain in other industries are growing rapidly. On OHIT Day 2019 we will focus on blockchain use in healthcare to teach IT, work IT and grow IT for Ohio”

The OHIT Event

Ohio Healthcare Information Technology Day (OHIT Day 2019) is an event that aims to shed some light on the importance of healthcare information technology within the state’s political echo chamber. The event is being seen as a collaborative effort by firms such as:

  • Northern Ohio Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (NOHIMSS)
  • Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA)
  • CliniSync HIE
  • The Health Collaborative/HealthBridge HIE
  • eHealth Ohio
  • HIMSS Government Relations
  • HIMSS Blockchain Taskforce
  • HIMSS Innovation Center
  • among others

The event will see a direct interaction between the state officials who are responsible for framing different frameworks on the matter of using blockchain technology to disrupt Ohio’s healthcare sector. The event will be graced by various organizations, hospitals and other entities in Ohio using blockchain technology.along with the state officials and political figures.


Cryptocurrency might have many critiques but the sentiment towards the underlying blockchain technology is unanimous, where the majority of the stakeholders from various sectors see the technology as an instrumental tool for bringing the next industrial revolution.

Blockchain Technology might have been made famous by the invention of Bitcoin, but the use cases of the tech have flourished way beyond the crypto realm. As of today blockchain technology is being leveraged to revamp the food-supply chain businesses, agricultural sector, entertainment industry, the gaming industry and of course the healthcare. Distributed Ledger Technology is being seen as the crusader of bringing transparency and a sense of equality in various businesses.

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