Blockchain and Clinical Trial

Securing Patient Data

  • Hamid Jahankhani
  • Stefan Kendzierskyj
  • Arshad Jamal
  • Gregory Epiphaniou
  • Haider Al-Khateeb

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gregory Epiphaniou, Herbert Daly, Haider Al-Khateeb
    Pages 1-29
  3. Hamid Jahankhani, Stefan Kendzierskyj
    Pages 31-52
  4. Stefan Kendzierskyj, Hamid Jahankhani
    Pages 53-88
  5. Berta Pappenheim da Silva, Alonso Jose da Silva II, Josefine Ehlers Davidsen
    Pages 89-113
  6. Stefan Kendzierskyj, Hamid Jahankhani, Arshad Jamal, Jaime Ibarra Jimenez
    Pages 139-148
  7. Haider Al-Khateeb, Gregory Epiphaniou, Herbert Daly
    Pages 149-168
  8. Reza Montasari, Richard Hill, Victoria Carpenter, Amin Hosseinian-Far
    Pages 169-209
  9. Danisa Nkomo, Raymond Brown
    Pages 211-229

About this book


This book aims to highlight the gaps and the transparency issues in the clinical research and trials processes and how there is a lack of information flowing back to researchers and patients involved in those trials.

Lack of data transparency is an underlying theme within the clinical research world and causes issues of corruption, fraud, errors and a problem of reproducibility. Blockchain can prove to be a method to ensure a much more joined up and integrated approach to data sharing and improving patient outcomes. Surveys undertaken by creditable organisations in the healthcare industry are analysed in this book that show strong support for using blockchain technology regarding strengthening data security, interoperability and a range of beneficial use cases where mostly all respondents of the surveys believe blockchain will be important for the future of the healthcare industry.

Another aspect considered in the book is the coming surge of healthcare wearables using Internet of Things (IoT) and the prediction that the current capacity of centralised networks will not cope with the demands of data storage. The benefits are great for clinical research, but will add more pressure to the transparency of clinical trials and how this is managed unless a secure mechanism like, blockchain is used. 


Healthcare Online Patient Privacy Clinical Trials Data Flow Transparency of clinical trials General Data Protection Regulation Blockchain Technology in Healthcare Clinical Research Data Electronic Healthcare Internet of Things in clinical trials Healthcare Data

Editors and affiliations

  • Hamid Jahankhani
    • 1
  • Stefan Kendzierskyj
    • 2
  • Arshad Jamal
    • 3
  • Gregory Epiphaniou
    • 4
  • Haider Al-Khateeb
    • 5
  1. 1.London CampusNorthumbria UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.London CampusNorthumbria UniversityLondonUK
  3. 3.London CampusNorthumbria UniversityLondonUK
  4. 4.University of WolverhamptonWolverhamptonUK
  5. 5.University of WolverhamptonWolverhamptonUK

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