Technological Model for the Protection of Genetic Information using Blockchain Technology in the Private Health Sector

Julio Arroyo-Mariños, Karla Mejia-Valle, Willy Ugarte

Abstract

Currently, genetic information is considered a valuable element in the Health Sector, since due to more accurate diagnostic samples in medical genomics this allows to offer better treatments to patients against various types of diseases. This paper presents the development of a technological model using Blockchain as technology to ensure the protection of genetic information in the Private Health Sector because activities related to the storage or management of data of this information present many points of vulnerability. In addition, activities such as registration and control of access in the exchange of genetic information have been administered in an unauthorized manner, mainly through entities that manage the eligibility of users with genomic information and allow access to specific data sets, which shows a lack of harmonization in access policies between the owners of their genetic information and the health entities that manage it. A proof-of-concept has been performed to validate the capabilities of the model and ensure that a larger-scale deployment can be performed. The evaluation showed that experts agree with the proposal and that users would be willing to use proof of concept to ensure traceability and security of their information

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Arroyo-Mariños J., Mejia-Valle K. and Ugarte W. (2021). Technological Model for the Protection of Genetic Information using Blockchain Technology in the Private Health Sector. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE, ISBN 978-989-758-506-7, pages 171-178. DOI: 10.5220/0010422401710178


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4awe21,
author={Julio Arroyo-Mariños and Karla Mejia-Valle and Willy Ugarte},
title={Technological Model for the Protection of Genetic Information using Blockchain Technology in the Private Health Sector},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,},
year={2021},
pages={171-178},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010422401710178},
isbn={978-989-758-506-7},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AWE,
TI - Technological Model for the Protection of Genetic Information using Blockchain Technology in the Private Health Sector
SN - 978-989-758-506-7
AU - Arroyo-Mariños J.
AU - Mejia-Valle K.
AU - Ugarte W.
PY - 2021
SP - 171
EP - 178
DO - 10.5220/0010422401710178