Secure and Efficient Data Accessibility in Blockchain Based Healthcare Systems



The healthcare industry is constantly reforming and adopting new shapes with respect to the technological evolutions and transitions. One of the crucial requirements in the current smart healthcare systems is the protection of patients sensitive data against the potential adversaries. Therefore, it is vital to have secure data access mechanisms that can ensure only authorized entities can access the patients medical information. Hence, this paper considers blockchain technology as a distributed approach protect the data in healthcare systems. This research proposes a blockchain based secure and efficient data accessibility mechanism for the patient and the doctor in a given healthcare system. Proposed system able to protect the privacy of the patients as well. The security analysis of our scheme shows that it can resist to well-known attacks along with maintaining the integrity of the system. Moreover, an Ethereum based implementation has used to verify the feasibility of our proposed system.

Ramani Vidhya, Kumar Tanesh, Braeken An, Liyanage Madhusanka, Ylianttila Mika

Publication type:
A4 Article in conference proceedings

Place of publication:
2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018

blockchain, data accessibility, ethereum, Privacy, Security, smart contacts, smarth healthcare

9 December 2018

Full citation:
V. Ramani, T. Kumar, A. Bracken, M. Liyanage and M. Ylianttila, “Secure and Efficient Data Accessibility in Blockchain Based Healthcare Systems,” 2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2018, pp. 206-212. doi: 10.1109/GLOCOM.2018.8647221


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