Blockchain-based electronic healthcare record system: A case of tertiary hospital

Authors

Prikshat Kumar Angra & Dr.Pritpal Singh
Lovely Professional University, Punjab.

Abstract

Modern healthcare systems are known for being extremely complicated and expensive. Improved health record management, the use of insurance companies, and blockchain technology can all help to lessen this. The original purpose of blockchain was to offer distributed records of money-related transactions that were not reliant on centralized authorities or financial organizations. Breakthroughs in blockchain technology have enhanced medical records, insurance billing, and smart contracts transactions, offering permanent access to and security of data as well as a distributed database of transactions. One of the most significant benefits of blockchain technology in the healthcare industry is that it can improve the interoperability of healthcare databases, allowing for greater access to patient medical records, device tracking, prescription databases, and hospital assets, as well as the entire life cycle of a device within the blockchain infrastructure. Access to a patient’s medical history is required to properly prescribe medication, and blockchain has the potential to significantly improve the healthcare services framework. Several solutions for improving current limitations in healthcare systems using blockchain technology are explored in this paper, including frameworks and tools to measure the performance of such systems, such as Hyperledger Fabric, Composer, Docker Container, Hyperledger Caliper, and the Wireshark capture engine, as well as frameworks and tools to measure the performance of such systems. Further this paper proposes the algorithms for executing transactions in e healthcare system through blockchain technology.