Enhancement of health-care services using blockchain with data authentication and protection

Enhancement of health-care services using blockchain with data authentication and protection

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Historical details of a patient leave a very critical challenge for treatment in health-care industry. As the population is exponentially growing across the world, people may need to consult multiple places for their treatment or consultation with different health-care professionals. A secure platform is required on which patient's data can be shared among the authorised people with necessary details only. In this context, blockchain is one of the upcoming technologies that ensure the requirement of secure data sharing.

Chapter Contents:

  • 15.1 Introduction
  • 15.1.1 The laws of privacy
  • 15.2 History of concerning issues
  • 15.2.1 Traditional health-care system
  • 15.2.2 History of health care
  • 15.2.3 History of data protection
  • 15.2.4 History of blockchain technology
  • 15.2.5 Transaction of blockchain life cycle
  • 15.2.6 In what way blockchain technology could transform our lives
  • 15.3 System design
  • 15.3.1 Security principle
  • 15.3.2 Distributed network
  • 15.3.3 Patients
  • 15.3.4 Doctors
  • 15.3.5 Internet service provider
  • 15.3.6 Health-care industry
  • 15.3.7 Cloud
  • 15.3.8 Insurance agency
  • 15.3.9 Pharmaceutical industry
  • 15.4 The blockchain-based health-care industry
  • 15.4.1 Benefits of health-care blockchain
  • 15.4.2 Challenges of health-care blockchain
  • 15.5 Future trends
  • 15.6 Conclusion
  • References

Inspec keywords: medical information systems; health care; authorisation

Other keywords: blockchain; data protection; data authentication; health-care services

Subjects: Data security; Medical administration

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