IoMT: A Blockchain Perspective

  • Raluca Maria Aileni
  • George Suciu
Part of the Studies in Big Data book series (SBD, volume 71)


This chapter presents several aspects concerning the evolution and importance of the Internet of Medical Devices (IoMT) applications and blockchain technology in healthcare for patients’ data analysis and research about the adequate medication for diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer or epilepsy. Blockchain can help in creating a single database to collect data during clinical trials and allow patients’ data security. In the healthcare system, blockchain is based on P2P (peer to peer) network computers (nodes), which can optimize the efficiency of the Internet of Things (IoT) and can ensure a safe connection of the medical equipment. According to statistics, spending on blockchain solutions worldwide from 2019 to 2022 is increasing from $2.9 billion to $12.4 billion. The novelty of the chapter consists of providing a comparison between cloud computing and blockchain, together with a connection between two of the essential radical innovation breakthroughs, i.e. blockchain. In this chapter, there are also presented the IoMT applications based on blockchain for healthcare and aspects concerning data security in blockchain.



This work has been supported in part by UEFISCDI Romania, and MCI through projects ESTABLISH, PARFAIT and I-DELTA, and funded in part by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 777996 (SealedGRID project), No. 787002 (SAFECARE project) and No. 826452 (Arrowhead Tools).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raluca Maria Aileni
    • 1
  • George Suciu
    • 1
  1. 1.Politehnica University of BucharestBucharestRomania

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