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Title: Blockchain: A panacea for electronic health records?
Authors: Kassab, M
Defranco, J
Malas, T
Graciano Neto, VV
Destefanis, G
Keywords: Blockchain;EHR;Healthcare;Medical Records
Issue Date: 5-Sep-2019
Publisher: IEEE
Citation: Proceedings - 2019 IEEE/ACM 1st International Workshop on Software Engineering for Healthcare, SEH 2019, 2019, pp. 21 - 24
Abstract: Healthcare systems have been supported by technology to help improve the user experience with the entire health system. However, many operational challenges still remain, in particular those related to a unified management of electronic health records (EHR) that could enable multiple doctors to have access to the complete health history of their patient. Blockchain could support unified records, data security and privacy improvement and insurance decisions/transactions making it an effective solution for the above mentioned healthcare technology challenges. The main contribution of this paper is providing preliminary results of a literature review on the adoption of blockchain to support the management of EHR in health systems - along with the benefits and challenges.
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