Investigating quality requirements for blockchain-based healthcare systems

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

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Abstract

Healthcare is a data-intensive domain, once a considerable amount of data is daily produced due to monitoring patients, managing identities, producing medical records and processing medical insurance claims. Hence, security, besides other quality requirements, is prominent to preserve the confidentiality and integrity of such data. Blockchain technology has received attention as a mean to support secure transactions and records, including in the healthcare domain. The main contribution of this paper is providing preliminary results of an investigation on the recent literature on how the inherent characteristics of blockchain can enhance or hinder particular quality requirements in healthcare systems. We provide a preliminary analysis of five essential quality requirements for healthcare domain, besides pointing for advances that must still be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain, WETSEB 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages52-55
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728122571
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2019
Event2nd IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain, WETSEB 2019 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: May 27 2019 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain, WETSEB 2019

Conference

Conference2nd IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain, WETSEB 2019
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period5/27/19 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Kassab, M., Defranco, J., Malas, T., Destefanis, G., & Neto, V. V. G. (2019). Investigating quality requirements for blockchain-based healthcare systems. In Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain, WETSEB 2019 (pp. 52-55). [8823896] (Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Engineering for Blockchain, WETSEB 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WETSEB.2019.00014