BLOCKCHAIN IN HEALTHCARE: UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF BLOCKCHAIN FOR SECURE AND EFFICIENT APPLICATIONS FOR MEDICAL DATA MANAGEMENT- A PRESENTATION OF BASIC CONCEPTS
Keywords:medical data systems, blockchain, health care, electronic health record, security, privacy, scalability
Medical data management presents significant challenges in terms of security, privacy, and efficiency. Blockchain technology has emerged as a promising solution to address these concerns in recent years. This comprehensive review explores the role of blockchain technology in secure and efficient medical data management. By providing a decentralized and immutable ledger, blockchain ensures data integrity, enhances privacy, and facilitates auditable access to medical information. The paper examines various applications of blockchain in medical data management, including electronic health records (EHRs), medical imaging, clinical trials, telemedicine, and drug supply chain management. It highlights the benefits and challenges of implementing blockchain in healthcare settings, discussing interoperability, consent management, scalability, and regulatory considerations. The review encompasses relevant research studies, industry initiatives, and real-world use cases to provide a comprehensive overview of the current state of blockchain technology in medical data management. The paper concludes with a discussion of future directions and potential areas for further research, emphasizing the transformative potential of blockchain in revolutionizing the way of medical data storage, sharing, and utilization.
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