A Proposed Solution and Future Direction for Blockchain-Based Heterogeneous Medicare Data in Cloud Environment

Harleen Kaur, M. Afshar Alam, Roshan Jameel, A.K. Mourya, Victor Chang

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    Abstract

    The healthcare data is an important asset and rich source of healthcare intellect. Medical databases, if created properly, will be large, complex, heterogeneous and time varying. The main challenge nowadays is to store and process this data efficiently so that it can benefit humans. Heterogeneity in the healthcare sector in the form of medical data is also considered to be one of the biggest challenges for researchers. Sometimes, this data is referred to as large-scale data or big data. Blockchain technology and the Cloud environment have proved their usability separately. Though these two technologies can be combined to enhance the exciting applications in healthcare industry. Blockchain is a highly secure and decentralized networking platform of multiple computers called nodes. It is changing the way medical information is being stored and shared. It makes the work easier, keeps an eye on the security and accuracy of the data and also reduces the cost of maintenance. A Blockchain-based platform is proposed that can be used for storing and managing electronic medical records in a Cloud environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Medical Systems
    Volume42
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Jul 2018

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