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Exploring the Potential of Blockchain Technology to Meet the Needs of 21st Century Japanese Healthcare (Preprint)

Hirofumi Bekki, Tim Mackey, Tokio Matsuzaki, Hiroshi Mizushima
2019 Journal of Medical Internet Research  
Blockchain technology has the potential to address some of these challenges, but only if a health blockchain is conceptualized, designed, localized, and deployed in a way that is compatible with Japan's  ...  Blockchain solutions must also be adaptive to opportunities and barriers unique to Japan's national health and innovation policy, including its regulatory sandbox system, while also seeking to learn from  ...  Acknowledgments This research was partly supported by the Japan Health, Labour and Welfare Sciences Research Grants for Research on Policy Planning and Evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.2196/13649 pmid:31917371 fatcat:5pgq5qmh3jbetlwgeamjmw6oom

'Fit-for-purpose?' – challenges and opportunities for applications of blockchain technology in the future of healthcare

Tim K. Mackey, Tsung-Ting Kuo, Basker Gummadi, Kevin A. Clauson, George Church, Dennis Grishin, Kamal Obbad, Robert Barkovich, Maria Palombini
2019 BMC Medicine  
Importantly, blockchain represents a data architecture, whose application goes far beyond Bitcoin - the cryptocurrency that relies on blockchain and has popularized the technology.  ...  Blockchain is a shared distributed digital ledger technology that can better facilitate data management, provenance and security, and has the potential to transform healthcare.  ...  One collaborative pilot between state government and industry in this area proposes a blockchain-based registry for data sharing, but also adds smart contract functionality to 'automate workflow' for medical  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12916-019-1296-7 pmid:30914045 pmcid:PMC6436239 fatcat:jk2i67wi55b4hckdt47sujfmv4

Implementations of digital technologies in COVID -19 pandemic and other health threats: multi nationals responses

Krishna Prasad Pathak, Tara Gaire, Alphonse Laya, Alessandra Paula Ferreira Moreira Neumann, Mônica de Souza Brito Conti, Frederico Molina Cohrs, Maria Aparecida Ferreira de Mello, Emanuela Bezerra Torres Mattos, Luiz Roberto Ramos
2021 Research, Society and Development  
It is essential to expand alternative ways of adapting digital technologies in health practices, but also to implement other studies on the use of digital health technologies beyond the focus on COVID-  ...  A total of 455 articles were found, and 46 published articles about prevention, treatment, and diagnosis approaches were selected.  ...  It feels like speakers are live from their homes or offices virtually on a real event stage regarding COVID-19.  ... 
doi:10.33448/rsd-v10i14.21776 fatcat:dubqfgf3srhgbif5wm3bqbavcm

Innovative IoT Solutions and Wearable Sensing Systems for Monitoring Human Biophysical Parameters: A Review

Roberto De Fazio, Massimo De Vittorio, Paolo Visconti
2021 Electronics  
Wearable devices represent a headstone on which the IoT-based healthcare platforms are based, providing capillary and real-time monitoring of patient's conditions.  ...  This paper reports, at first, a comprehensive overview of innovative sensing systems for monitoring biophysical and psychophysical parameters, all suitable for integration with wearable or portable accessories  ...  The proposed system comprised three main layers, viz. IoT eHealth Device Layer, IoT eHealth Fog Layer, and IoT eHealth Cloud Layer.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics10141660 fatcat:7eweorw6f5el7ko2evh4y3valy

Green Internet of Things (GIoT): Applications, Practices, Awareness, and Challenges

Mahmoud A. Albreem, Abdul Manan Sheikh, Mohammed H. Alsharif, Muzammil Jusoh, Mohd Najib Mohd Yasin
2021 IEEE Access  
Therefore, we present the energy consumption model of a fog-based service under various scenarios.  ...  We garner various efficient enablers, architectures, environmental impacts, technologies, energy models, and strategies, so that a reader can find a wider range of GIoT knowledge.  ...  A sixlayer sensor network based on device capabilities is proposed by Perera et al. as shown in Fig. 11 .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3061697 fatcat:zh33fkjw3zcpbbc2ri5kjkyvqq