Secure Data Model for the Healthcare Industry in Ecuador Using Blockchain Technology

Guillermo Melendrez-Caicedo, Joe Llerena-Izquierdo

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Abstract

Patients’ and doctors’ mistrust of data security in third-party information storage is a latent and relevant problem in the healthcare sector in Ecuador. This paper presents a data model to improve information security in Ecuador’s healthcare sector by using Blockchain technology. A descriptive research is conducted using an exploratory-deductive, qualitative methodology to analyze relevant studies referencing Blockchain and Smart Contract technologies in the healthcare industry. The results of the study present the definition of participants and roles for a Blockchain-based healthcare model in Ecuador, a conceptual architecture to improve information security in the healthcare sector and impact factors. It is concluded that Blockchain technology allows sharing information securely; the proposed model is developed in the Hyperledger platform with 56% of information analyzed remaining as a private network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunication, Smart Technologies and Innovation for Society - Proceedings of CITIS 2021
EditorsÁlvaro Rocha, Paulo Carlos López-López, Juan Pablo Salgado-Guerrero
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages479-489
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811641251
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Event7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 26 May 202128 May 2021

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume252
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation for Society, CITIS 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period26/05/2128/05/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

Keywords

  • Data security
  • Distributed environments
  • Healthcare industry
  • Technology Blockchain

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