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An Immutable Framework for Smart Healthcare Using Blockchain Technology

Faneela, , A. Khan, Muazzam, A. Alsuhibany, Suliman, El-Shafai, Walid, Rehman, Mujeeb Ur ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4228-385X and Ahmad, Jawad (2023) An Immutable Framework for Smart Healthcare Using Blockchain Technology. Computer Systems Science and Engineering, 46 (1). pp. 165-179.

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The advancements in sensing technologies, information processing, and communication schemes have revolutionized the healthcare sector. Electronic Healthcare Records (EHR) facilitate the patients, doctors, hospitals, and other stakeholders to maintain valuable data and medical records. The traditional EHRs are based on cloud-based architectures and are susceptible to multiple cyberattacks. A single attempt of a successful Denial of Service (DoS) attack can compromise the complete healthcare system. This article introduces a secure and immutable blockchain-based framework for the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) to address the stated challenges. The proposed architecture is on the idea of a lightweight private blockchain-based network that facilitates the users and hospitals to perform multiple healthcare-related operations in a secure and trustworthy manner. The efficacy of the proposed framework is evaluated in the context of service execution time and throughput. The experimental outcomes indicate that the proposed design attained lower service execution time and higher throughput under different control parameters.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
DOI: https://doi.org/10.32604/csse.2023.035066
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/8164

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