The Emerging Role of Blockchain Technology Applications in Routine Disease Surveillance Systems to Strengthen Global Health Security
2. Understanding a Blockchain and Its Applications
2.2. Types and Uses of Blockchain
2.3. Advantages and Limitations of Blockchain Technology
2.4. Role of Blockchain Technology in Healthcare
3. Disease Surveillance Systems
3.1. Definition of Surveillance
3.2. Challenges of Current Surveillance Systems
3.3. Moving towards Real-Time Disease Surveillance through Blockchain
3.4. Use of Blockchain over Other Widely Used Machine Learning Techniques
3.5. Improving Disease Surveillance through Blockchain Applications
3.6. Quality of Experience Perspective
4. Global Health Security and Global Health Security Agenda
4.1. Global Health Security
4.2. What is the Global Health Security Agenda?
4.3. Relevance of Blockchain in the Global Health Security Agenda
4.4. Need for Real-Time Surveillance for Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Conflicts of Interest
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|1. Reduced costs and increased efficiency||1. Cost-effectiveness has yet to be proven|
|2. Healthcare information remains secure and easily accessible at the same time. Information is automatically updated in real time||2. Security mechanism to be built in to protect patient data from leaking|
|3. The transactions are processed by the network, so there is no need to trust a single computer, database, or institution||3. Regulatory issues and Technical challenges|
|4. Improvised security by protecting confidential information and reliable protection against “phishing.”||4. The distributed access to the data set does have the risk for potential compromise although the data within the blockchain can be de-identified and encrypted|
|5. Provides interoperability to communicate the data to healthcare providers quickly in a meaningful way||5. The speed and scalability of a completely distributed system need to be addressed as smaller blockchain-based applications still pose some concerns|
|GHSA Category||GHSA Action Package||NCD-Related Activity to Support GHSA|
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Chattu, V.K.; Nanda, A.; Chattu, S.K.; Kadri, S.M.; Knight, A.W. The Emerging Role of Blockchain Technology Applications in Routine Disease Surveillance Systems to Strengthen Global Health Security. Big Data Cogn. Comput. 2019, 3, 25. https://doi.org/10.3390/bdcc3020025
Chattu VK, Nanda A, Chattu SK, Kadri SM, Knight AW. The Emerging Role of Blockchain Technology Applications in Routine Disease Surveillance Systems to Strengthen Global Health Security. Big Data and Cognitive Computing. 2019; 3(2):25. https://doi.org/10.3390/bdcc3020025Chicago/Turabian Style
Chattu, Vijay Kumar, Anjali Nanda, Soosanna Kumary Chattu, Syed Manzoor Kadri, and Andy W Knight. 2019. "The Emerging Role of Blockchain Technology Applications in Routine Disease Surveillance Systems to Strengthen Global Health Security" Big Data and Cognitive Computing 3, no. 2: 25. https://doi.org/10.3390/bdcc3020025