A combined framework of interplanetary file system and blockchain to securely manage electronic medical records

Abdullah Al Mamun, Md Umor Faruk Jahangir, Sami Azam, M. Shamim Kaiser, Asif Karim

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Abstract

Blockchain has become a popular research area since its introduction, as the benefit has been seen in various industries. It could greatly benefit the healthcare sector as it offers anonymity, immutability, and decentralization of data. Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems face crucial problems regarding data security, accessibility, and management. A great deal of security threats relating to patient privacy involves unauthorized access to medical records, misuse of patient’s disease reports, and so on. To address these issues, we have proposed a blockchain combined with the InterPlanetary File System solution framework for EMR in the healthcare industry. The aim is to implement the blockchain for EMR and provide access rules for various users of it. The proposed framework, while protecting patient privacy, allows convenient access by approved authorities such as healthcare providers to medical data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Conference on Trends in Computational and Cognitive Engineering - Proceedings of TCCE 2020
EditorsM. Shamim Kaiser, Anirban Bandyopadhyay, Mufti Mahmud, Kanad Ray
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages501-511
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789813346727
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2nd International Conference on Trends in Computational and Cognitive Engineering, TCCE 2020 - Savar, Bangladesh
Duration: 17 Dec 202018 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1309
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Trends in Computational and Cognitive Engineering, TCCE 2020
CountryBangladesh
CitySavar
Period17/12/2018/12/20

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