A blockchain-based healthcare platform for secure personalised data sharing

Juliana Bowles, Thais Webber, Euan Blackledge, Andreas Vermeulen

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To facilitate personalised healthcare provision across Europe, we envision solutions that enable the secure integration and sharing of medical health records. These solutions should address privacy concerns, such as granular access control to personal data, establishing what should be accessible when and by whom, whilst complying with collective regulatory frameworks such as the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and adhering to international standards on how to manage information security. The proposed healthcare system design integrates technologies such as blockchain and scalable data lakes with adequate system routines to guarantee the secure access of confidential data. In this paper, we present the essential architectural components for the secure integration of medical records in a blockchain-based platform. We present a patient-centric data retrieval approach which incorporates a structured format to compose access rules.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPublic Health and Informatics
EditorsJohn Mantas, Lăcrămioara Stoicu-Tivadar, Catherine Chronaki, Arie Hasman, Patrick Weber, Parisis Gallos, Mihaela Crişan-Vida, Emmanouil Zoulias, Oana Sorina Chirila
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643681856
ISBN (Print)9781643681849
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2021
Event31st Medical Informatics in Europe Conference (MIE 2021) - Virtual
Duration: 29 May 202131 May 2021
Conference number: 31

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press BV
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


Conference31st Medical Informatics in Europe Conference (MIE 2021)
Abbreviated titleMIE 2021
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  • Blockchain
  • Computer security
  • Delivery of health care
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Europe
  • Humans
  • Information dissemination


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