Security and Privacy of Patient Information in Medical Systems Based on Blockchain Technology

Hongjiao Wu, Ashutosh Dhar Dwivedi, Gautam Srivastava*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The essence of “blockchain” is a shared database in which information stored is un-falsifiable, traceable, open, and transparent. Therefore, to improve the security of private information in medical systems, this article uses blockchain technology to design a method to protect private information in medical systems and effectively realize anti-theft control of private information. First, the Patient-oriented Privacy Preserving Access Control model is introduced into the access control process of private information in medical systems. Next, a private information storage platform is built by using blockchain technology, and information transmission is realized using standard cryptographic algorithms. In this process, file authorization contracts are also used to guarantee the security of private information and further prevent theft of medical private information. Our simulation results show that the storage response time of this method is kept below 1,000 ms, and the maximum information throughput rate reaches 550 kbit/s, which indicates that this method has strong performance in information storage and transmission efficiency. Moreover, the reliability and bandwidth utilization of data transmission across domains is higher, so the method has higher information security control performance and superior overall performance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number60
JournalACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications
Volume17
Issue number2s
Number of pages17
ISSN1551-6857
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

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