BLOSOM : Blockchain technology for security of medical records

Rahul Johari, Vivek Kumar
2021 ICT Express  
Today, the world of information security is witnessing frequent attacks on electronic medical records by the naive and professional hackers, therefore security of the patient's Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in Hospital Management System is of paramount importance. In the current research work Blockchain containers running on multiple ports are proposed to be used for holding patient's medical records. To perform this task effectively, a Blockchain framework named as "Medichain" was developed
more » ... rom scratch with all the basic functionalities of a Blockchain to secure patient's data. Each block of the Blockchain would contain a list of records of patient details as part of its data. Users would be provided with an option of uploading the file containing the list of records as a JSON file, in a decisive, distributed and decentralized network. The proposed Blockchain Algorithm consisting of cryptographic hash of the records, proof of work and a Merkle tree formulation were simulated in Python and the results have been positive and encouraging. Manuscript File Click here to view linked References J o u r n a l P r e -p r o o f Journal Pre-proof J o u r n a l P r e -p r o o f Journal Pre-proof Address: Address of patient. DateJoined: Date of admission of patient SicknessId: A hexadecimal sickness Id. 5.2 Time variation with increase in number of blocks J o u r n a l P r e -p r o o f Journal Pre-proof [23] https://Blockchain -medical-information-network/ J o u r n a l P r e -p r o o f Journal Pre-proof
doi:10.1016/j.icte.2021.06.002 fatcat:vmi646aenngxxnuevkuk3vuvja