Democratizing Health and Medical Data Using Blockchain


Chrissa McFarlane
Patientory, Founder and CEO

Named as one of the top women, “leaving their mark on the MedTech field in health IT,” by Beckers Hospital Review, Chrissa McFarlane is the Founder and CEO of Patientory, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta and a contributor for Forbes on Healthcare and Blockchain topics. McFarlane founded Patientory in December 2015 after seeing the need in the market for more personalized and secure consumer-driven health information management solutions. McFarlane has published international healthcare research, created and deployed the first global healthcare crypto currency and helped to create breakthrough digital health companies that have provided services to digital health companies. Patientory is part of the Startup Health portfolio, a global organization leading the movement to transform health. To learn more visit patientory.com.


The healthcare industry is overflowing in data that is heavily fragmented across the healthcare ecosystem, which impacts the efficient delivery of healthcare services and research for all stakeholders - patients, providers, pharmaceuticals, insurance.
Blockchain has the potential to solve these inefficiencies as it enables solutions with increased security, trust, and traceability required to manage highly sensitive data. The promise of blockchain to transform healthcare has led to growing global interest with some estimates projecting revenue in the global healthcare blockchain market to be $1.4 Billion USD by the end of 2024