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Temporal Blockchain Approach based Secure Ehealth Framework

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International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Year of Publication: 2021
Authors:
Shekh Jahid, Zuber Farooqui
10.5120/ijca2021921202

Shekh Jahid and Zuber Farooqui. Temporal Blockchain Approach based Secure Ehealth Framework. International Journal of Computer Applications 174(28):29-32, April 2021. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/ijca2021921202,
	author = {Shekh Jahid and Zuber Farooqui},
	title = {Temporal Blockchain Approach based Secure Ehealth Framework},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	issue_date = {April 2021},
	volume = {174},
	number = {28},
	month = {Apr},
	year = {2021},
	issn = {0975-8887},
	pages = {29-32},
	numpages = {4},
	url = {http://www.ijcaonline.org/archives/volume174/number28/31855-2021921202},
	doi = {10.5120/ijca2021921202},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

The advent of the internet and its impact on healthcare domain made it possible to store, access and update medical records anywhere and anytime. Medical discrepancies associated with Electronic Health Records (EHR) and concerns related to privacy and security issues need to be addressed. Perhaps the biggest issue of all was lack of standardization and indeed it is not the only challenge in EHR. Decentralized online ledgers with blockchain based platforms proposed and in use to address the interoperability and privacy issues. In this paper shows that the temporal shadow concepts and context-based properties have an impact on performance of the proposed Secure eHealth Framework (SeFra) to manage the Personalised Micro Ledger (PML) securely. Also it contributes to capture medical data in text format with temporal properties and share the data among all other peers as per the policies specified in the context-based smart contract. Significantly, the framework has the potential to address the issues in siloed data and provide tamper-proof, secure transactions in healthcare domain.

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Keywords

Temporal blockchain, Personalised Micro Ledger, Electronic Health Records, SeFra