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Blockchain in Healthcare

  • The underlying characteristics of blockchain can facilitate data provenance, data integrity, data security, and data management. It has the potential to transform the healthcare sector. Since the introduction of Bitcoin in the fintech industry, the blcockhain technology has been gaining a lot of traction and its purpose is not just limited to finance. This thesis highlights the inner workings of blockchain technology and its application areas with possible existing solutions. Blockchain could lay the path for a new revolution in conventional healthcare systems. We presented how individual sectors within the healthcare industry could use blockchain and what solution persists. Also, we have presented our own concept to improve the existing paper-based prescription management system which is based on Hyperledger framework. The results of this work suggest that healthcare can benefit from blockchain technology bringing in the new ways patients can be treated.

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Author:Biplov K.C.
Advisor:Harald F. O. von Korflesch, Manuel Etzkorn
Document Type:Master's Thesis
Date of completion:2020/03/03
Date of publication:2020/03/04
Publishing institution:Universität Koblenz, Universitätsbibliothek
Granting institution:Universität Koblenz, Fachbereich 4
Date of final exam:2020/04/10
Release Date:2020/03/04
Tag:blockchain; data sharing; distributed ledger; healthcare
Number of pages:x, 86
Institutes:Fachbereich 4 / Institut für Management
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht: § 53 UrhG