Title: Blockchain technology for protection of biomedical documents in healthcare society

Authors: Ramkumar Jayaraman; Atul Srivastava; Manoj Kumar

Addresses: Department of Computing Technologies, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, KTR Campus, Chennai, India ' Department of Computer Science, Amity University, Tashkant, Uzbekistan ' School of Computer Science, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

Abstract: Blockchain is around a decade-old technology that initially came with Bitcoin to protect digital monetary transactions with consensus and mining incentives. Later on, blockchain technology is adopted by different domains, including banking, healthcare and governance, to mention a few. The Healthcare industry is massive in a world where data security is indispensable. Since biomedical research documents are content-sensitive with evidence-based research, it is essential to see data integrity and non-repudiation besides other security attributes. Blockchain is the technology found suitable for achieving the desired level of security for biomedical documents. This paper investigates the present state-of-the-art on the application of Blockchain to biomedical databases. Our contribution is to analyse and compare existing methods with a tabulated study. Based on specific investigations, we conclude that biomedical databases are protected through blockchain technology, making those data more reliable and helping to provide effective diagnosis and treatment to the patients in the hospital.

Keywords: blockchain; biomedical databases; security; consensus; smart contracts.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2022.126470

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2022 Vol.12 No.6, pp.566 - 582

Received: 31 Mar 2021
Accepted: 30 Mar 2022

Published online: 26 Oct 2022 *

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