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Blockchain Based Smart Contracts for Internet of Medical Things in e-Healthcare

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School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, Punjab 144001, India
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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Graphic Era Deemed to be University, Dehradun 248002, India
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School of Computer Science, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun 248007, India
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Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, La Trobe University, Melbourne 3086, Australia
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Department of IT Engineering, Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul 04310, Korea
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Electronics 2020, 9(10), 1609; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9101609
Received: 21 May 2020 / Revised: 18 September 2020 / Accepted: 19 September 2020 / Published: 1 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Blockchain Based Electronic Healthcare Solution and Security)
The concept of Blockchain has penetrated a wide range of scientific areas, and its use is considered to rise exponentially in the near future. Executing short scripts of predefined code called smart contracts on Blockchain can eliminate the need of intermediaries and can also raise the multitude of execution of contracts. In this paper, we discuss the concept of Blockchain along with smart contracts and discuss their applicability in the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) in the e-healthcare domain. The paper analyses the dimensions that decentralization and the use of smart contracts will take the IoMT in e-healthcare, proposes a novel architecture, and also outlines the advantages, challenges, and future trends related to the integration of all three. The proposed architecture shows its effectiveness with average packet delivery ratio, average latency, and average energy efficiency performance parameters when compared with traditional approaches. View Full-Text
Keywords: Blockchain; Internet of Things; smart contracts; decentralization; e-healthcare Blockchain; Internet of Things; smart contracts; decentralization; e-healthcare
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Sharma, A.; Sarishma; Tomar, R.; Chilamkurti, N.; Kim, B.-G. Blockchain Based Smart Contracts for Internet of Medical Things in e-Healthcare. Electronics 2020, 9, 1609. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9101609

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Sharma A, Sarishma, Tomar R, Chilamkurti N, Kim B-G. Blockchain Based Smart Contracts for Internet of Medical Things in e-Healthcare. Electronics. 2020; 9(10):1609. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9101609

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Sharma, Ashutosh, Sarishma, Ravi Tomar, Naveen Chilamkurti, and Byung-Gyu Kim. 2020. "Blockchain Based Smart Contracts for Internet of Medical Things in e-Healthcare" Electronics 9, no. 10: 1609. https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9101609

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