A Transparent and Privacy-Preserving Healthcare Platform With Novel Smart Contract for Smart Cities

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Author(s)

  • Abdullah AL OMAR
  • Abu Kaisar JAMIL
  • Amith KHANDAKAR
  • Abdur Razzak UZZAL
  • Rabeya BOSRI
  • And 2 others
  • Nafees MANSOOR
  • Mohammad Shahriar RAHMAN

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90738-90749
Journal / PublicationIEEE Access
Volume9
Online published15 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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Abstract

A smart city ensures quality maintenance in diverse sectors, namely citizen safety, security, healthcare, transportation, and energy. Besides, data privacy and security have become an uprising concern for Electronic Health Records (EHR) in smart cities. This is because the EHR platforms are constantly getting cyber threats from cybercriminals. On the other hand, health insurance companies offer certain specific policies that require the association of patients' financial data with EHRs. Thus, additional security concern arises as fraudulent entities can alter these insurance policies. An extra challenge is triggered as patients need to validate their identities separately while communicating with different smart healthcare entities. This is because these healthcare facilities and insurance companies ought to ensure authenticity before offering any service for an individual. Hence, we have implemented a blockchain framework to safeguard patients' personal information and insurance policy. In this paper, we propose a solution for the healthcare system that provides data privacy and transparency. Furthermore, in the proposed system, insurance policies are incorporated in blockchain via the Ethereum platform and data privacy is shielded with cryptographic tools.

Research Area(s)

  • Medical services, Insurance, Blockchain, Smart cities, Security, Companies, Data privacy, Healthcare data, privacy, smart city, transparency, insurance policy, BLOCKCHAIN, ARCHITECTURE

Citation Format(s)

A Transparent and Privacy-Preserving Healthcare Platform With Novel Smart Contract for Smart Cities. / AL OMAR, Abdullah; JAMIL, Abu Kaisar; KHANDAKAR, Amith; UZZAL, Abdur Razzak; BOSRI, Rabeya; MANSOOR, Nafees; RAHMAN, Mohammad Shahriar.

In: IEEE Access, Vol. 9, 2021, p. 90738-90749.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review