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A Blockchain-Based Smart Contract System for Healthcare Management

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, National University of Ireland, H91 TK33 Galway, Ireland
Electronics 2020, 9(1), 94; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9010094
Received: 8 December 2019 / Revised: 27 December 2019 / Accepted: 31 December 2019 / Published: 3 January 2020
Blockchain is evolving to be a secure and reliable platform for secure data sharing in application areas such as the financial sector, supply chain management, food industry, energy sector, internet of things and healthcare. In this paper, we review existing literature and applications available for the healthcare system using blockchain technology. Besides, this work also proposes multiple workflows involved in the healthcare ecosystem using blockchain technology for better data management. Different medical workflows have been designed and implemented using the ethereum blockchain platform which involves complex medical procedures like surgery and clinical trials. This also includes accessing and managing a large amount of medical data. Within the implementation of the workflows of the medical smart contract system for healthcare management, the associated cost has been estimated for this system in terms of a feasibility study which has been comprehensively presented in this paper. This work would facilitate multiple stakeholders who are involved within the medical system to deliver better healthcare services and optimize cost. View Full-Text
Keywords: blockchain technology; healthcare; medical workflows; smart contracts; data exchange; secure; distributed ledger technology; transparency blockchain technology; healthcare; medical workflows; smart contracts; data exchange; secure; distributed ledger technology; transparency
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