A Privacy-Preserving Healthcare Framework Using Hyperledger Fabric [article]

Charalampos Stamatellis, Pavlos Papadopoulos, Nikolaos Pitropakis, Sokratis Katsikas, William J Buchanan
2020 Sensors   pre-print
Electronic health record (EHR) management systems require the adoption of effective technologies when health information is being exchanged. Current management approaches often face risks that may expose medical record storage solutions to common security attack vectors. However, healthcare-oriented blockchain solutions can provide a decentralized, anonymous and secure EHR handling approach. This paper presents PREHEALTH, a privacy-preserving EHR management solution that uses distributed ledger
more » ... technology and an Identity Mixer (Idemix). The paper describes a proof-of-concept implementation that uses the Hyperledger Fabric's permissioned blockchain framework. The proposed solution is able to store patient records effectively whilst providing anonymity and unlinkability. Experimental performance evaluation results demonstrate the scheme's efficiency and feasibility for real-world scale deployment.
doi:10.3390/s20226587 pmid:33218022 pmcid:PMC7698751 arXiv:2011.09260v1 fatcat:ye2yu35fhvbkbatbvnavp777xy