Thomas Jefferson University

Institute of Emerging Health Professions
Blockchain for Health Care

Innovative short courses focusing on exploring the fundamentals of Blockchain and related technologies that can be leveraged to improve healthcare and empower patients.

Program Format



Bachelor's degree

Blockchain technology has the potential for improving auditing, data provenance, and data quality. As we move to more advanced technologies being used in the care process, such as Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, these technologies can be used to augment and address these areas.

- Mitch Parker - Executive Director, Information Security and Compliance, Indiana University Health


The Institute of Emerging Health Professions is currently developing innovative courses that will provide a high-level understanding of privacy, ethics, and regulatory issues regarding technologies and how they can be used within the healthcare system.  


Upon completion of this program, students will be able to advance in their careers as Business Analysts, Technology Engineers, Hospital Administrators, Data Analysts, Informational Technology Managers, Data Governance Administrators, Clinical Trial Managers, Physician Liaisons and more.  

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify problems or opportunities and generate ideas to address those within the complex healthcare system.
  • Understand how Blockchain technology works with healthcare systems and existing technologies.
  • Understand Distributed Ledger Technology and Consensus Mechanism.
  • Lead, manage, or work effectively in support of the development or implementation of Blockchain technology projects in a healthcare environment.
  • Communicate effectively, particularly innovative ideas, verbally and in writing for diverse audiences both within and outside of healthcare systems.

Watch this brief video for an inside look at our upcoming courses.

Faculty Members

Joseph Guagliardo, JD, MBA

Joseph Guagliardo, JD, MBA
Pepper Hamilton LLP


Joseph C. Guagliardo is a partner in Pepper Hamilton LLP’s Philadelphia and New York offices, where he coleads the Technology Group and is chair of the Blockchain Practice. He advises on technology transactions and provides general counseling around technology and intellectual property commercialization, including as part of the cross-disciplinary legal services offered under the Technology Group and Pepper’s Emerging Company Program. 

Mike McCoy

Michael McCoy
Blockchain Implementation Manager, Accenture 


Mike McCoy is an Emerging Technology Implementation Specialist leading the Healthcare Blockchain Practice at Accenture. In his work, he believes that distributed ledgers, automation and AI have the power to change the ways businesses operate and continue to functionally outgrow siloes. He has a history of working on data and cloud implementations for providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies and believes in open access to truly benefit the patient at all levels. 

Contact Us

Program Contact


Shruti Chandra, MD, MEHP
Program Director, Digital Health, Institute of Emerging Health Professions Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine



Admissions Contact


Marc Stearns
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions
(215) 503-0155

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