Electronic Health Record Using Blockchain Technology
Abstract—The current existing electronic health records systems have many challenges like the patients are restricted to access their medical records and providing their essential medical data to the healthcare providers is quite difficult. In addition,the sensitive data(medical data) stored in the existing centralized systems are most likely to get hacked (by hackers), making it less secure. To address these challenges, electronic health record using the block chain technology is the key solution. In this paper,it discusses how the block chain technology solves the problem ofa single point of failure and making the system more secure.Moreover, how this technology gives patient the full access to his/her medical data and also how it provides the authorization schemes to provide his/her available medical data to health care organizations or biomedical researchers.
Keywords—Electronic health record,Challenges,Block chain technology