Blockchain Healthcare Startup PWBR Appoints James Whelan As CTO

Job Appointments | May 24, 2019 By:

Personal Wellness Blockchain Record (PWBR) has appointed James Whelan as its new Chief Technology Officer.

PWBR, one of five companies that are part of OXIO Health, Inc. portfolio of early stage startup companies, is a privately held enterprise focused on using blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to provide consumers with authority over their personal healthcare record (PHR) and exponentially increase the science of data analytics for the advancement of biosciences and pharmacogenomics.

Whelan has held several COO and CTO positions and has also started and successfully run a number of companies of his own. Most recently, he served as CTO of a public corporation, developing a blockchain solution to the complex and challenging task of compliance tracking and auditing of cannabis products. Whelan serves as an advisor to several blockchain projects, including DataBlockChain.io, Pitch. Ventures and BlockChainAgility.io. He also serves on an advisory panel to the Florida legislature regarding potential blockchain projects to be funded by the State of Florida.

At PWBR, Whelan will be responsible for the development and execution of the PWBR Block Chain EHR platform, as well as the continued development of all software platforms and applications within the OXIO Health, Inc. portfolio of companies.

“We are delighted to welcome James to our leadership team. I believe that James’ nearly 30 years of experience in software application architecture, blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology and management of software development teams will ensure that we deliver the next generation of healthcare IT applications that turn healthcare around,” Carl Larsen, President of PWBR.