The Blockchain Technologies in Healthcare: Prospects, Obstacles, and Future Recommendations; Lessons Learned from Digitalization

Alhamzah F. Abbas, Naveed Akhtar Qureshi, Nohman Khan, Rabia Chandio, Javed Ali
2022 International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE)  
For today's healthcare data management systems, fundamental problems are data transparency, traceability, immutability, audit, data provenance, flexible access, trust, privacy, and security. Blockchain is a promising technology that can help to optimise healthcare data management operations by increasing data efficiency and ensuring trust. The current study examined the usefulness of blockchain technology in healthcare and the barriers to adoption. Finally, we looked at the future of blockchain
more » ... technology in healthcare. The current study reviewed 53 papers and utilised the PRISMA framework 2020 to include and exclude records from the Scopus database. The VOS Viewer software is used to categorize the published literature, and the prevalence of essential terms is often used to authenticate the main themes in classifications. The current study findings indicate that Blockchain offers a wide range of applications and functions in healthcare. By allowing the transfer of patient medical information, controlling the medication supply chain, and facilitating the safe transfer of patient medical records, blockchain technology assists healthcare researchers in discovering genetic codes. Because blockchain can support novel analytics, healthcare firms may notice changes in their data in real-time, allowing them to make swift choices without human involvement
doi:10.3991/ijoe.v18i09.32253 fatcat:uanabjlvc5fybjoicbympzfdxq