Secure and trustable electronic medical records sharing using blockchain

Dubovitskaya, Alevtina (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Zhigang, Xu (Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, United States) ; Ryu, Samuel (Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY, United States) ; Schumacher, Michael (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO Valais-Wallis)) ; Wang, Fusheng (Stony Brook University (SBU), Stony Brook, NY, United States)

Electronic medical records (EMRs) are critical, highly sensitive private information in healthcare, and need to be frequently shared among peers. Blockchain provides a shared, immutable and transparent history of all the transactions to build applications with trust, accountability and transparency. This provides a unique opportunity to develop a secure and trustable EMR data management and sharing system using blockchain. In this paper, we present our perspectives on blockchain based healthcare data management, in particular, for EMR data sharing between healthcare providers and for research studies. We propose a framework on managing and sharing EMR data for cancer patient care. In collaboration with Stony Brook University Hospital, we implemented our framework in a prototype that ensures privacy, security, availability, and fine-grained access control over EMR data. The proposed work can significantly reduce the turnaround time for EMR sharing, improve decision making for medical care, and reduce the overall cost.


Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
HEG-VS
Institute:
Institut Informatique de gestion
Subject(s):
Informatique
Publisher:
Washington, USA, 4-8 November 2017
Date:
2017-11
Washington, USA
4-8 November 2017
Pagination:
10 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the AMIA annual symposium 2017
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