Health Working Group

Healthcare provides one of the most significant areas where blockchain technology can be applied to enhance the quality of service delivery while increasing accountability and transparency, facilitating skills recognition and reducing costs.

Blockchain Australia has established a specific Healthcare Working Group to:

  • facilitate information and best-practice exchange among Blockchain Australia members in the Healthcare area;
  • promote and build relationships with international experts and projects;
  • work with relevant government and private sector stakeholders to advocate for targeted trials of blockchain technology within elements of the healthcare system.

Members of the Blockchain Australia Healthcare Working Group at are:

Dr Michael Costello (Co-Chair)
General Manager, Innovation and Gateway Services
Healthdirect Australia

Robert Laidlaw (Co-Chair)
Founder and Chief Executive
Secure Healthchain

Oskar Buhre

Angela Coble
Director, Business Technology
Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices

Bruce Haefele
General Manager Technology
Healthdirect Australia

Dr David Hansen
CEO, Australian e-Health Research Centre

Ian Katz

Tal Rapke
Founder & CEO

Blockchain Australia