Advertisement

Framework for Next Generation of Digital Healthcare Systems

  • Jovan KaramachoskiEmail author
  • Liljana Gavrilovska
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 283)

Abstract

The healthcare system is one of the most important segments of the modern society. The support of cost effective and reliable digital solutions, can enhance the health of the patients and improve the healthcare system as a whole. The evolution of the eHealth systems shows immense benefits from implementation of modern technologies (e.g. smartphones, 3G and 4G networks, IoT sensor networks) improving quality of life and increasing comfort. One of the last technological breakthrough, the Blockchain technology, is promising even better improvements in eHealth systems by enhancing the privacy and security protection, easing the usability of the IoT devices, predicting potential hazardous illnesses and leveraging the comfort of living. This paper proposes a generic framework for a novel eHealth system based on the Blockchain technology that complements the development of the future 5G services.

Keywords

eHealth Blockchain Framework for healthcare systems 

References

  1. 1.
    Karamachoski, J., Gavrilovska, L., Sefidanoski, A.: The fusion between Blockchain and IoT for healthcare systems. In: ETAI Conference, pp. 1–6 (2018)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Linn, L., Koo, M.: Blockchain for health data and its potential use in health IT and health care related research. In: ONC/NIST Use of Blockchain for Healthcare and Research Workshop, Gaithersburg, Maryland: USA. ONC/NIST (2016)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Schwerin, S., et al.: Medixain: Robust Blockchain Optimization Enabling Individual Medical Wallet Architecture (2017)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ekblaw, A.C.: MedRec: blockchain for medical data access, permission management and trend analysis (2017)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Jesus, E.F., Chicarino, V.R., de Albuquerque, C.V., Rocha, A.A. de A.: A survey of how to use blockchain to secure internet of Things and the stalker attack. Secur. Commun. Netw. 2018 (2018).  https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/9675050CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ouaddah, A., Abou Elkalam, A., Ait Ouahman, A.: FairAccess: a new Blockchain-based access control framework for the Internet of Things. Secur. Commun. Netw. 9(18), 5943–5964 (2016).  https://doi.org/10.1002/sec.1748CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Bagchi, R.: Using blockchain technology and smart contracts for access management in IoT devices. Thesis, University of Helsinki (2017)Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Dukkipati, C., Zhang, Y., Cheng, L.C.: Decentralized, blockchain based access control framework for the heterogeneous Internet of Things. In: Proceedings of the Third ACM Workshop on Attribute-Based Access Control, pp. 61–69 (2018).  https://doi.org/10.1145/3180457.3180458
  9. 9.
    Liao, C.-F., Bao, S.-W., Cheng, C.-J., Chen, K.: On design issues and architectural styles for blockchain-driven IoT services. In: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Taiwan (ICCE-TW), pp. 351–352 (2017).  https://doi.org/10.1109/icce-china.2017.7991140
  10. 10.
    McConaghy, T., et al.: BigchainDB: a scalable blockchain database. White paper, BigChainDB (2016)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Yu, X.L., Xu, X., Liu, B.: EthDrive: a peer-to-peer data storage with provenance. CAiSE-Forum-DC, Germany (2017)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Shafagh, H., Burkhalter, L., Hithnawi, A., Duquennoy, S.: Towards blockchain-based auditable storage and sharing of IoT data. In: Proceedings of the 2017 on Cloud Computing Security Workshop, pp. 45–50 (2017).  https://doi.org/10.1145/3140649.3140656
  13. 13.
    Vermesan, O., et al.: Internet of robotic things: converging sensing/actuating, hypoconnectivity, artificial intelligence and IoT Platforms (2017)Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Dorri, A., Kanhere, S.S., Jurdak, R.: Towards an optimized blockchain for IoT. In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation, pp. 173–178 (2017).  https://doi.org/10.1145/3054977.3055003
  15. 15.
    Sharma, P.K., Park, J.H.: Blockchain based hybrid network architecture for the smart city. Future Gener. Comput. Sys. 86, 650–655 (2018).  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2018.04.060CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Dustdar, S., Nastic, S., Scekic, O.: A novel vision of cyber-human smart city. In: 2016 Fourth IEEE Workshop on Hot Topics in Web Systems and Technologies (HotWeb), pp. 42–47 (2016).  https://doi.org/10.1109/hotweb.2016.16
  17. 17.
    Zundel, K.M.: Telemedicine: history, applications, and impact on librarianship. Bull. Med. Libr. Assoc. 84, 71 (1996)Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    Shirzadfar, H., Lotfi, F.: The evolution and transformation of telemedicine. Int. J. Biosens. Bioelectron. 3(4), 303–306 (2017).  https://doi.org/10.15406/ijbsbe.2017.03.00070CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Chatterjee, P., Armentano, R.L.: Internet of Things for a smart and ubiquitous ehealth system. In: 2015 International Conference on Computational Intelligence and Communication Networks (CICN), pp. 903–907 (2015).  https://doi.org/10.1109/cicn.2015.178
  20. 20.
    Ida, I.B., Jemai, A., Loukil, A.: A survey on security of IoT in the context of eHealth and clouds. In: 2016 11th International International Design and Test Symposium (IDT), pp. 25–30 (2016).  https://doi.org/10.1109/idt.2016.7843009
  21. 21.
  22. 22.
    Da Conceição, A.F., da Silva, F.S.C., Rocha, V., Locoro, A., Barguil, J.M.: Eletronic Health records using blockchain technology. arXiv preprint, arXiv:1804.10078 (2018)
  23. 23.
    McFarlane, C., Beer, M., Brown, J., Prendergast, N.: Patientory: A Healthcare Peer-to-Peer EMR Storage Network v1 (2017)Google Scholar
  24. 24.
    Syverson, P., Dingledine, R., Mathewson, N.: Tor: the second generation onion router. Usenix Security (2004)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© ICST Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FEITUniversity Ss. Cyril and Methodius in SkopjeSkopjeRepublic of Macedonia

Personalised recommendations