Blockchain Technology in Healthcare - Concepts, Methodologies, and Applications

Medical Imaging Systems Using Blockchain

Author(s): Olugbemi T. Olaniyan, Mayowa J. Adeniyi, Charles O. Adetunji*, Omosigho Omoruyi Pius, Shakira Ghazanfar, Wajya Ajmal, Sujata Dash and Olorunsola Adeyomoye

Pp: 203-213 (11)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815165197123010014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


It has been discovered that in the old electronic health record platform, each health service unit managed its health records, making sharing difficult on the different medical platforms. However, it has been discovered that blockchain technology is a panacea that makes it possible to enable medical service units that are based on different platforms to share electronic health record data. However, one major challenge with this approach is the difficulty in storing whole electronic health record data in the blockchain, given the price and size of the blockchain. As a way out, cloud computing was ticked as a potential solution. Cloud computing affords a unique opportunity, including storage of scalability and availability. But again, the electronic health record with cloud computing advantage may be susceptible to attacks because sensitive data is transferred through a public channel. The task of sharing and disseminating medical information and records electronically is inevitable as far as medical management and treatment combination are concerned. Unfortunately, the old cloud-based electronic medical record storage platform is hard to achieve data security sharing. Given the tamper resistance and traceability, blockchain technology makes it possible for highly sensitive health data to be shared. Therefore, this chapter intends to provide detailed information on the application of medical imaging systems using blockchain.

Keywords: Blockchain, Cloud computing, Data, Health records, Medical imaging.

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