On the design of a Blockchain-based system to facilitate Healthcare Data Sharing

A. Theodouli, S. Arakliotis, K. Moschou, K. Votis, D. Tzovaras

Blockchain technology though originally designed for keeping financial ledgers, recently has found applications in many different fields including healthcare. Sharing healthcare data for research purposes will boost research innovation in this area. That being said, healthcare data sharing raises many privacy and security issues for the Patients who share their data. In this work, we present the potential of Blockchain technology to facilitate (i) private and auditable healthcare data sharing and (ii) healthcare data access permission handling by proposing a blockchain-based system architecture design.

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A. Theodouli, S. Arakliotis, K. Moschou, K. Votis, D. Tzovaras (2018)  On the design of a Blockchain-based system to facilitate Healthcare Data Sharing