Blockchain: A panacea for electronic health records?

Mohamad Kassab, Joanna Defranco, Tarek Malas, Valdemar Vicente Graciano Neto, Giuseppe Destefanis

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Abstract

Healthcare systems have been supported by technology to help improve the user experience with the entire health system. However, many operational challenges still remain, in particular those related to a unified management of electronic health records (EHR) that could enable multiple doctors to have access to the complete health history of their patient. Blockchain could support unified records, data security and privacy improvement and insurance decisions/transactions making it an effective solution for the above mentioned healthcare technology challenges. The main contribution of this paper is providing preliminary results of a literature review on the adoption of blockchain to support the management of EHR in health systems - along with the benefits and challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 1st International Workshop on Software Engineering for Healthcare, SEH 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages21-24
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728122519
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2019
Event1st IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Software Engineering for Healthcare, SEH 2019 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: May 27 2019 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 1st International Workshop on Software Engineering for Healthcare, SEH 2019

Conference

Conference1st IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Software Engineering for Healthcare, SEH 2019
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period5/27/19 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Health Informatics

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