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ComeHere: Exploiting Ethereum for Secure Sharing of Health-Care Data

  • Matteo FranceschiEmail author
  • Davide Morelli
  • David Plans
  • Alan Brown
  • John Collomosse
  • Louise Coutts
  • Laura Ricci
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11339)

Abstract

The problem of protecting sensitive data like medical records, and enabling the access only to authorized entities is currently a challenge. Current solutions often require trusting some centralized entity which is in charge of managing the data. The disruptive technology of blockchains may offer the possibility to change the current scenario and give to the users the control on their personal data.

In this paper we propose ComeHere, a system able to store medical records and to exploit the blockchain technology to control and track the access right transfer on the blockchain. The paper shows the current status of the project, presents a preliminary proof-of-concept implementation and discusses the future improvements of the system, and some critical issues which are still open.

Keywords

Ethereum Healthcare Blockchain 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was partly sponsored by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, grant number EP/P03196X/1, under the project: Co-operative Models for Evidence-based Healthcare Redistribution (CoMEHeRe), and also by BioBeats Group LTD, a UK company.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matteo Franceschi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Davide Morelli
    • 1
    • 4
  • David Plans
    • 1
    • 4
  • Alan Brown
    • 1
  • John Collomosse
    • 2
  • Louise Coutts
    • 2
  • Laura Ricci
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Digital EconomyUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK
  2. 2.Center for Vision, Speech and Signal ProcessingUniversity of SurreyGuildfordUK
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  4. 4.BioBeats Group LTDLondonUK

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