New Era for Technology in Healthcare Powered by GDPR and Blockchain

  • O. P. StanEmail author
  • L. Miclea
Conference paper
Part of the IFMBE Proceedings book series (IFMBE, volume 71)


The development of patients’ electronic healthcare records has been hampered by bureaucracy and by heavy regulation within the medical field. Medical data recorded in a patient health records is a valuable source of information that can be used by doctors and researchers to improve the quality of healthcare and the quality of life. Medical data should be owned and controlled by the patient instead of being scattered in different healthcare systems that does not support transfer and semantic interoperability between different healthcare providers. Blockchain technology has demonstrated in the financial field that it is possible to create a safe, secure and auditable mechanism by using a decentralized network along with a public ledger. But with the adoption of the newly General Data Protection Regulation, all technological advances discovered by the Blockchain are now blocked. In this paper we present the main aspect of the GDPR and Blockchain technology in healthcare and a way in which this two can work together.


GDPR Blockchain Personal data Information governance Medical informatics system 



The research presented in this paper was supported by the national project SeMed (2933/55/GNaC 2018).

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Automation and Computer Science, Department of AutomationTechnical University of Cluj NapocaCluj NapocaRomania

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