Blockchain for Strengthening the Privacy of Healthcare Data

Stefan Kendzierskyj, Hamid Jahankhani, Shu I. Ndumbe

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The desire for eHealth systems is ever-growing as public institutions, healthcare providers, and its users see the positive gains from having systems of patient health information held in a single place; a decentralized connected architecture called blockchain. This concept can solve the interoperability issues and integrate the fragmented way healthcare records are held and present a more transparent, secure method to share data and protect patient privacy. The aim of this article is to provide a supportive environment for the health and social care workplace with special reference in the Primary Care sector in England on the impact and changes to the information governance toolkit (IGTK) as a result of the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force from May 2018. These challenges will also include the implementation of the National Data Guardian (NDG) review of data security and opt-outs amongst others.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Anthology on Blockchain Technology in Business, Healthcare, Education, and Government
Editors Information Resources Management Association
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781799853527
ISBN (Print)9781799853510
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


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