A Novel Blockchain based Platform to Support Chronic Care Model Information Management

Luigi Lella, Sergio Piersantelli

Abstract

Blockchain technology has been successfully used in many healthcare contexts, guaranteeing not only high security and privacy levels in clinical data management, but also the continuous updating of patient clinical pictures, to ensure the continuity of care and the reliability of data sources in statistical processing. These results are related to the peculiar features of this technology such as the distributed ledger, the chaincode, the encryption algorithms used to cypher information, the technological solutions used for block validation and the use of smart contracts. This article aims to present a possible solution based on blockchain technology to the problem of information management in the Chronic Care Model. The use of the blockchain makes it possible to create a patient-centred system that not only allows patients, or authorized people, to exercise a constant control over their health data, but it is also able to "contractualize" the agreements made in this regard together with the collection of consent for the processing of health data. The blockchain also allows the preparation of validated data sources for the subsequent statistical processing to update process and outcome indicators and the risk prospects related to the care pathways activated for patients suffering from chronic pathologies.

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Lella L. and Piersantelli S. (2020). A Novel Blockchain based Platform to Support Chronic Care Model Information Management.In Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF, ISBN 978-989-758-398-8, pages 303-309. DOI: 10.5220/0008869003030309


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf20,
author={Luigi Lella and Sergio Piersantelli},
title={A Novel Blockchain based Platform to Support Chronic Care Model Information Management},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,},
year={2020},
pages={303-309},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0008869003030309},
isbn={978-989-758-398-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 5: HEALTHINF,
TI - A Novel Blockchain based Platform to Support Chronic Care Model Information Management
SN - 978-989-758-398-8
AU - Lella L.
AU - Piersantelli S.
PY - 2020
SP - 303
EP - 309
DO - 10.5220/0008869003030309