US Department of Health and Human Services CIO –Jose Arrieta, delivered the keynote comments at the Blockchain in Healthcare Today [BHTY] Metro Washington DC Chapter’s kickoff event on Friday, February 28th sponsored by CMA Technology, Inc. 

Addressing a standing room only audience, representing more than 50 government and industry organizations, Mr. Arrieta shared the HHS experience of successfully adopting AI and Blockchain. He pointed out the immediate and significant benefits that can be realized – illustrated by examples of how work that previously would have taken a human several months of time can now be completed in just a few seconds.

Joseph Corini, President and CEO of CMA Technology, Inc., highlighted the importance of the exchange between government and industry in his introduction of Mr. Arrieta; referencing CMA’s ongoing work to accelerate the government’s acquisition and adoption of key technologies and solutions such as blockchain to support the priority to modernize its systems and improve on mission performance and service delivery.

Mr. Arrieta also emphasized the importance of BHTY as a global organization; and especially the Washington DC-based BHTY DMV Chapter, and the benefits it will bring through thought leadership and the sharing of best practices for everyone’s benefit.

The DMV BHTY Chapter is led by Ms. Joyce Hunter, former Deputy (and acting) CIO at the USDA – now President of Vulcan Enterprises; and Mr. Orlando Lopez – Program Director at NIH National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).