Title: Transforming healthcare with blockchain

Authors: Prerna Singal; Garima Sharma; Sumanlata Gautam

Addresses: The NorthCap University, Sector – 23A, Gurugram, Haryana, 122001, India ' The NorthCap University, Sector – 23A, Gurugram, Haryana, 122001, India ' The NorthCap University, Sector – 23A, Gurugram, Haryana, 122001, India

Abstract: Sharing medical data with numerous stakeholders for varied purposes is a perplexing problem facing healthcare systems throughout the world. All this needs to be done, whilst ensuring patient and health data privacy and data integrity. Through this paper, an attempt has been made to present a novel distributed digital health record management system. The blockchain framework has been built using the tools provided by hyper ledger, an open source project. This system empowers patients with a comprehensive, secure, immutable, and easily accessible digital record of their health. Also, this information is available across multiple practitioners and healthcare providers throughout the world. This system can therefore empower the emergence of health data economics, empowering researchers with the health data and giving patients an opportunity to share their health data without losing anonymity. The purpose of this paper is to introduce a prototype of a health data management system utilising blockchain.

Keywords: blockchain; e-health records; electronic health records; encryption; healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBC.2020.111569

International Journal of Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies, 2020 Vol.1 No.3, pp.302 - 311

Received: 22 Jan 2020
Accepted: 04 Jun 2020

Published online: 24 Nov 2020 *

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