Block chain technology in healthcare: challenges and opportunities

  • K.Naga Rani Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • K.Pravallika Department of Pharmacy Practice, Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Sk.Nadiya Department of Pharmacy Practice, Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • T.Poojitha Department of Pharmacy Practice, Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
  • K.Greeshma Department of Pharmacy Practice, Hindu college of Pharmacy, Amaravathi road, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

Abstract

Patients and healthcare practitioners are faced with the challenge of accessing, managing, integrating, and sharing health records securely. Patients should be able to manage their health records anywhere in the world, keep track of medical background, give access to data, and share those with any healthcare professional securely. Direct access to data for patients and a more robust data-sharing infrastructure could better prepare the healthcare system to manage public health threats during the emergence of deadly disease outbreak such as COVID-19. Current technologies in use by the healthcare industry do not adequately address these requirements due to limitations related to privacy, security, and full ecosystem interoperability. This paper conducted a literature review to find out the pivotal roles blockchain technology play in solving some of the most critical and challenging issues facing the healthcare industry. This paper identifies challenges and opportunities for implementing blockchain technology in healthcare and summarizes health-related blockchain products and key players offering solutions across different applications. In doing this, our research extends and complements existing blockchain research in healthcare.

Keywords: Block chain, compliance tracking, healthcare data, cyber security, on-chain data management

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K, N. R., P. K, N. Sk, P. T, and G. K. “Block Chain Technology in Healthcare: Challenges and Opportunities”. International Journal of Health Care and Biological Sciences, Vol. 3, no. 3, July 2022, pp. 51-55, doi:10.46795/ijhcbs.v3i3.334.
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