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Trusted Remote Patient Monitoring Using Blockchain-Based Smart Contracts

  • Hafiza Syeda Zainab Kazmi
  • Faiza Nazeer
  • Sahrish Mubarak
  • Seemab Hameed
  • Aliza Basharat
  • Nadeem JavaidEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 97)

Abstract

With an increase in the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), people have started using medical sensors for health monitoring purpose. The huge amount of health data generated by these sensors must be recorded and conveyed in a secure manner in order to take appropriate measures in critical conditions of patients. Additionally, privacy of the personal information of users must be preserved and the health records must be stored in a secure manner. Possession details of IoT devices must be stored electronically for eradication of counterfeited actions. The emerging blockchain is a distributed and transparent technology that provides a trusted and unalterable log of transactions. We have made a healthcare system using blockchain-based smart contracts which support enrollments of patients and doctors in a health center thereby increasing user participation in remote patient monitoring. Our system monitors the patients at distant places and generates alerts in case of emergency. We have used smart contracts for authorization of its devices and provided a legalized and secure way of using medical sensors. Using the blockchain technology, forgery and privacy hack in healthcare settings is reduced, thereby increasing the trust of people in remote monitoring. We have provided a graphical comparison of costs that verifies the successful deployment of contracts.

Keywords

Remote patient monitoring Healthcare IoT Blockchain Smart contracts Privacy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hafiza Syeda Zainab Kazmi
    • 1
  • Faiza Nazeer
    • 2
  • Sahrish Mubarak
    • 3
  • Seemab Hameed
    • 2
  • Aliza Basharat
    • 2
  • Nadeem Javaid
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCOMSATS UniversityIslamabadPakistan
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceGovernment College Women UniversitySialkotPakistan
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of LahoreLahorePakistan

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