Preventing Forgeries by Securing Healthcare Data Using Blockchain Technology

  • V. VetriselviEmail author
  • Sridharan Pragatheeswaran
  • Varatharajan Thirunavukkarasu
  • Amaithi Rajan Arun
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 933)


Decentralization has gained a lot of attention due to its application in diverse fields. It is pioneered largely by bitcoin, a blockchain technology, and a financial application of decentralization, which has impacted a lot on how financial transactions happen in a secure manner. The advantage of using this technology is that there is no central authority to rely on. Thus, a decentralized storage of medical records would allow forgeries on the records to be reduced. We propose a solution to avoid forgery in healthcare sector using blockchain. The blockchain network in the proposed system will time-stamp and store healthcare management data and its associated files in the network storage. The network is decentralized; thus, the data is inherently secure. Yet this approach may create a storage exploitation and may lead to breakdown of the system. However, a machine learning-based classification model is used to decide upon which records that get into the blockchain to reduce the required storage. Hence, a system to securely store healthcare data using blockchain technology can be implemented or created.


Decentralization Blockchain Healthcare Medical records Classification Machine learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Vetriselvi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sridharan Pragatheeswaran
    • 1
  • Varatharajan Thirunavukkarasu
    • 1
  • Amaithi Rajan Arun
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringCollege of Engineering, GuindyChennaiIndia

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