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Applications of Blockchain Within Healthcare.

Bell, Liam; Buchanan, William J; Cameron, Jonathan; Lo, Owen


Liam Bell

Jonathan Cameron


There are several areas of healthcare and well-being that could be enhanced using blockchain technologies. These include device tracking, clinical trials, pharmaceutical tracing, and health insurance. Within device tracking, hospitals can trace their asset within a blockchain infrastructure, including through the complete lifecycle of a device. The information gathered can then be used to improve patient safety and provide after-market analysis to improve efficiency savings. This paper outlines recent work within the areas of pharmaceutical traceability, data sharing, clinical trials, and device tracking.


Bell, L., Buchanan, W. J., Cameron, J., & Lo, O. (2018). Applications of Blockchain Within Healthcare. Blockchain in Healthcare Today,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 19, 2018
Online Publication Date May 29, 2018
Publication Date May 29, 2018
Deposit Date May 29, 2018
Publicly Available Date May 30, 2018
Journal Blockchain in Healthcare Today
Print ISSN 2573-8240
Publisher Partners in Digital Health
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Asset Tracking, Blockchain, Drug tracking, Ethereum, Healthcare, Internet of Things, IoT
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.<br /> <br /> Authors retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY).

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