Blockchain technology enables healthcare data management and accessibility

Ali, Omar and Jaradat, Ashraf and Ally, Mustafa ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6370-3860 and Rotabi, Sareh (2022) Blockchain technology enables healthcare data management and accessibility. In: Blockchain technologies for sustainability. Environmental Footprints and Eco-design of Products and Processes. Springer, Singapore, pp. 91-118. ISBN 978-981-16-6300-0


Abstract

Blockchain can be described as an immutable ledger, logging data entries in a decentralized manner. It has been argued that this emerging technology disrupts a wide variety of data-driven domains, including the health domain. In terms of data integrity, immutability, audit, data provenance, flexible access, confidence, privacy, and security, today's healthcare data management systems face critical challenges. A significant proportion of current healthcare networks leveraged for data management are often clustered, raising possible risks of single point collapse in the event of natural disasters. Blockchain is a decentralized, evolving, and revolutionary platform that has the ability to radically revolutionize, reshape and change the way of data accessibility in the healthcare sector. This chapter explores how the use of blockchain for data processing systems and accessibility in healthcare will stimulate advances and deliver substantial changes. This chapter presents a case study to show the practicality of blockchain technology for various healthcare applications.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Business (18 Jan 2021 -)
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2021 04:20
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2021 05:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: blockchain technology; data management accessibility; healthcare
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4605 Data management and data science > 460508 Information retrieval and web search
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8998 Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services > 899899 Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 22 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 2204 Information systems, technologies and services > 220408 Information systems
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/44013

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