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IC-BCT 2019 pp 45-55 | Cite as

Healthcare Privacy Approach Using Blockchain Technology

  • Vrushali JalgaonkarEmail author
  • Mahesh Shirole
  • Sunil Bhirud
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Part of the Blockchain Technologies book series (BT)

Abstract

Nowadays, with the advancement in information technology, great progress is seen in the healthcare domain. However, such advancement has also made healthcare data not only much bigger but also much more difficult to handle. Also, the data generated is in different formats and to access such largely scattered data is merely impossible. Health care today suffers from fragmented data, delayed communications, and disparate workflow tools caused by the lack of interoperability. Blockchain technology possesses key properties that can potentially address pressing issues in health care such as incomplete records at the time of care and difficult access to patients’ health information in a secure manner. The proposed solution emphasizes on solving a current problem of storing the largely scattered healthcare information in a decentralized fashion and allowing the access of data by the authorized persons only. This application manages authentication, confidentiality, accountability, and data sharing while handling sensitive health information.

Keywords

Blockchain Healthcare data Medical research centers Data exchange 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vrushali Jalgaonkar
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mahesh Shirole
    • 1
  • Sunil Bhirud
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Engineering and Information TechnologyVeermata Jijabai Technological InstituteMumbaiIndia

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