Review on Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Records


  • Ekram Ahmed Ali Mirdah School of Information Technology, SEGi University, Jalan Teknologi, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya, 47810, Malaysia
  • Sokchoo Ng Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, International University of Malaya-Wales, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Khiam Ping Chih


Blockchain, healthcare, medical record, privacy, security.


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.  


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How to Cite

Ahmed Ali Mirdah, E., Ng, S., & Ping Chih, K. (2019). Review on Blockchain Technology for Healthcare Records. International Journal of Computer (IJC), 33(1), 39–45. Retrieved from