Blochie: A blockchain-based platform for healthcare information exchange

Shan Jiang, Jiannong Cao, Hanqing Wu, Yanni Yang, Mingyu Ma, Jianfei He

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Abstract

Nowadays, a great number of healthcare data are generated every day from both medical institutions and individuals. Healthcare information exchange (HIE) has been proved to benefit the medical industry remarkably. To store and share such large amount of healthcare data is important while challenging. In this paper, we propose BlocHIE, a Blockchain-based platform for healthcare information exchange. First, we analyze the different requirements for sharing healthcare data from different sources. Based on the analysis, we employ two loosely-coupled Blockchains to handle different kinds of healthcare data. Second, we combine off-chain storage and on-chain verification to satisfy the requirements of both privacy and authenticability. Third, we propose two fairness-based packing algorithms to improve the system throughput and the fairness among users jointly. To demonstrate the practicability and effectiveness of BlocHIE, we implement BlocHIE in a minimal-viable-product way and evaluate the proposed packing algorithms extensively.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages49-56
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781538647059
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2018
Event4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2018 - Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Duration: 18 Jun 201820 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2018

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing, SMARTCOMP 2018
CountryItaly
CityTaormina, Sicily
Period18/06/1820/06/18

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Distributed systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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