Blockchain and the protection of patient information: Using blockchain to protect the information of patients in line with HIPAA (work-in-progress)

Colin Deleon, Young Choi, Jungwoo Ryoo

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Abstract

The effect of Blockchain on the protection of patient information can serve as a way for hospitals and other medical facilities to secure patient records. With more threats targeting hospitals and other medical facilities, it is becoming more important for these organizations to improve the information systems that are charged with protecting their patient records. HIPPA regulations are in place to try and protect patient records and information but the hospitals do not allocate enough funds to information systems so they are put at risk of attack. Blockchain can offer the type of protection that these medical facilities need without them having to worry about upgrading the technology every year. The blockchain is not without its faults, and that can be seen in the attacks that take place against Bitcoin. Even with these attacks, the use of Blockchain would be beneficial to the hospitals and medical facilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 4th International Conference on Software Security and Assurance, ICSSA 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages34-37
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692103
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018
Event4th International Conference on Software Security and Assurance, ICSSA 2018 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Jul 26 2018Jul 27 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 4th International Conference on Software Security and Assurance, ICSSA 2018

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Software Security and Assurance, ICSSA 2018
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period7/26/187/27/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Deleon, C., Choi, Y., & Ryoo, J. (2018). Blockchain and the protection of patient information: Using blockchain to protect the information of patients in line with HIPAA (work-in-progress). In Proceedings - 2018 4th International Conference on Software Security and Assurance, ICSSA 2018 (pp. 34-37). [9092292] (Proceedings - 2018 4th International Conference on Software Security and Assurance, ICSSA 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSSA45270.2018.00017