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How Blockchain Could Empower eHealth: An Application for Radiation Oncology

(Extended Abstract)
  • Alevtina Dubovitskaya
  • Zhigang Xu
  • Samuel Ryu
  • Michael Schumacher
  • Fusheng Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10494)

Abstract

Electronic medical records (EMRs) contain critical, highly sensitive private healthcare information, and need to be frequently shared among peers. Blockchain provides a shared, immutable and transparent history of all the transactions to build applications with trust, accountability and transparency. This provides a unique opportunity to develop a secure and trustable EMR data management and sharing system using blockchain. In this paper, we discuss our perspectives on blockchain based healthcare data management and present a prototype of a framework for managing and sharing EMR data for cancer patient care.

Keywords

eHealth EMR Blockchain Radiation oncology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alevtina Dubovitskaya
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhigang Xu
    • 3
  • Samuel Ryu
    • 3
  • Michael Schumacher
    • 1
  • Fusheng Wang
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO)SierreSwitzerland
  2. 2.École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Stony Brook MedicineStony BrookUSA
  4. 4.Stony Brook University (SBU)Stony BrookUSA

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