Susan Ramonat: Wait… Blockchain in Healthcare?
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Blockchain and AI and IoT, OH MY!


“Whereas most technologies tend to automate workers on the periphery doing menial tasks, blockchains automate away the center. Instead of putting the taxi driver out of a job, blockchain puts Uber out of a job and lets the taxi drivers work with the customer directly.”

 -- Vitalik Buterin, co-founder Ethereum and Bitcoin Magazine


According to our friends at Proto, IDC Health predicts that blockchain adoption in health care will increase eightfold by 2022. Yet for now, it remains a technology in its infancy, and one recent survey of health care organizations found that only 6%

were building blockchain programs and just 3% had pilot programs underway. Nearly two in five weren’t doing anything at all.


“it’s pretty confusing, right?" slick-to-the-touch banker Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling) asks in voiceover not far into The Big Short. "Does it make you feel bored? Or stupid? Well, it’s supposed to. Wall Street loves to use confusing terms to make you think only they can do what they do. Or even better, for you to just leave them the #@&% alone:

 -- Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling); The Big Short, 2015


Does the cybersecurity industry do that to you?


Do we set up in these vocabulary word protected forts in order to unnerve you to the point that you doing really understand anything other than the fact that ALL YOUR DATA IS AT RISK AND ONLY WE CAN SAVE YOU


What if I told you that there are plainspoken people involved in some of the most esoteric aspects of security who really WANT you to understand what is happening and why some magical technology might provide a better solution


What if she used plain language to explain some very bleeding edge technology?


Spiritus CEO Susan Ramonat joins Matt Stephenson this week to talk about the role of Distributed Ledger Technology and Blockchain in securing healthcare data


About Susan Ramonat

Susan Ramonat is the CEO of Spiritus, where she draws upon 25 years of executive experience in enterprise sales, product management, technology strategy, corporate development, operational risk management, and cybersecurity.


She is a strategic ground-breaker with a historical sensibility. In her work, Susan brings an understanding of context, contingency and uncertainty to bear with humility and pragmatism to inform decisions and promote a recognizably human, desirable future.


She speaks frequently at industry conferences and universities about DLT/blockchain, artificial intelligence, IoT and cybersecurity for critical infrastructure.

Susan serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council at Loyola University Chicago and is an Industry Associate at UCL Blockchain Centre of Excellence. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University.


About Spiritus


Spiritus (@SpiritusPtrs) is delivering ground-breaking transparency and analytics about the safety and condition of medical devices at the point of care.


With Spiritus, health systems, manufacturers and 3rd party service providers connect the dots across a medical device's operating life cycle. In a shared middle ground, they agree on a single service history… for life, using multi-party consensus. 


Based in Exton, PA with a development center in Edinburgh, Scotland, Spiritus is raising the bar for governance, risk and compliance at leading health systems in the process of digitally-enabling their clinical operations.


About Matt Stephenson


Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Security Technology team at Cylance, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of InSecurity podcast and video series at events all over the world.


Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Stephenson to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come


Every week on InSecurity, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.


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