Connecting Healthcare Data with the Blockchain

This project focuses on using blockchain technology and smart contracts to manage the health care data access. Blockchain is the distributed ledger based on verified transactions, and the smart contract is the programmable part of the blockchain which can automate more complex transactions. Blockchain provides a secure and durable distributed database to store data accesses and we can automatically grant or revoke access to the users by using smart contracts. Diffusing health care data over different organizations and managing these data is still a challenge which jeopardizes patientsÂ’ privacy. The main goal of this project is investigating the potential and performance of the new health data access management system with the blockchain as an infrastructure.

Sara Rouhani
Faculty Supervisor: 
Ralph Deters
Partner University: