Review on Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Records

Ekram Ahmed Ali Mirdah, Sokchoo Ng, Khiam Ping Chih

Abstract


For a long time, the healthcare system has been facing many problems such as incomprehensible doctor’s hand-writing, problematic retrieval of patient information and patients are unable to monitor their own data. In addition to that, there are problems afflicting the medical record systems such as how to share the medical data for various purposes without risking data privacy and security. Due to technology advancements, it is now possible to improve the current situations and to minimise these problems by providing more personalised services to the patients. This paper explains the interesting area of blockchain in healthcare, evaluating the blockchain technology from the multiple perspectives around healthcare data and explaining some platforms which could be used for the blockchain system development. Finally, the challenges of implementing the blockchain technology are deliberated.  


Keywords


Blockchain ; healthcare ; medical record; privacy; security.

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