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Blockchain Technology in Healthcare Applications
Social, Economic, and Technological Implications

ISBN 9781032123196
Published April 18, 2022 by CRC Press
334 Pages 85 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Tremendous growth in healthcare treatment techniques and methods has led to the emergence of numerous storage and communication problems and need for security among vendors and patients. This book brings together latest applications and state-of-the-art developments in healthcare sector using Blockchain technology. It explains how blockchain can enhance security, privacy, interoperability, and data accessibility including AI with blockchains, blockchains for medical imaging to supply chain management, and centralized management/clearing houses alongside DLT.


  • Includes theoretical concepts, empirical studies and detailed overview of various aspects related to development of healthcare applications from a reliable, trusted, and secure data transmission perspective.
  • Provide insights on business applications of Blockchain, particularly in the healthcare sector.
  • Explores how Blockchain can solve the transparency issues in the clinical research.
  • Discusses AI with Blockchains, ranging from medical imaging to supply chain management.
  • Reviews benchmark testing of AI with Blockchains and its impacts upon medical uses.


This book aims at researchers and graduate students in healthcare information systems, computer and electrical engineering.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Blockchain for Securing Internet of Things-A Layered Approach
AKM Bahalul Haque, Md. Oahiduzzaman Mondol Zihad, Md. Rifat Hasan

Chapter 2: A Novel Framework for Robust Data Collection in Industrial IoT Based on Proof-of-Stake Algorithm
Mahalingam P. R., Fasila K. A.

Chapter 3: Securing Smart City Applications using Blockchain Technology
Basmi Wadii, Azedine Boulmakoul, and Lamia Karim

Chapter 4: Cryptocurrency Revolution: Bitcoin Time Forecasting & Blockchain Anomaly Detection
Vishakha, Nikhil Sharma, Ila Kaushik, Bharat Bhushan, Chaitanya Kumar Dixit

Chapter 5: Applications of AI, IoT, and Robotics in Healthcare Service based on Several Aspects
Garima Jain

Chapter 6: A Machine learning Approach to Improve the Pharmaceutical Industry Machinery: Case of Zimbabwe
Shadreck N. Tasiyana, Prince Chitopho, Tawanda Mushiri and Abid Yahya

Chapter 7: Regression analysis for prediction of Blood Pressure from health parameter
Biswabandhu Jana

Chapter 8: Revolutionising Healthcare: Decentralized Data Management of IoT Devices using Blockchain technology
Kavitha R, Sangeetha Rangasamy, Surekha Nayak, Anuradha R and AarthyChellasamy

Chapter 9: Introduction to Blockchain and Smart Contract- Principles, Applications and Security
Adarsh Singh, Ananya Smirti, Raghav Gupta, Chamitha de Alwis, Anshuman Kalla

Chapter 10: Blockchain technology in Healthcare: A Systematic Review
Halima Mhamdi, Ben Othman Soufiene, Ahmed Zouinkhi, Faris. A. Almalki, Hedi Sakli

Chapter 11: Blockchain for IoT-Based Healthcare: Overview of Security and Privacy Issues
Soufiene Ben Othman, Faris. A. Almalki, Hedi Sakli

Chapter 12: Effective Management of Personal Health Records using Blockchain Technology
Jacek Klich

Chapter 13: Interoperability, anonymity and privacy issues in blockchain for healthcare systems
Avinash kumar, Abhishek Bhardwaj , Trisha Bhawmik, Ahmed J. Obaid, Muzafer Saracevic, Tanmayee Prakash Tilekar

Chapter 14: Blockchain in the pharmaceutical industry for better tracking of drugs: Architectures and open challenges
Ayasha Malik, Neha Yadav, Jaya Srivastava, Ahmed J. Obaid, Muzafer Saracevic

Chapter 15: Securing Privacy and Integrity of Patient’s Data in Healthcare 4.0 by Countering Attack using Blockchain
Avinash Kumar, Snigdha Kashyap, Tanmayee Prakash Tilekar, Tabass¬um Jahan, Azedine Boulmakoul


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Dr. Bharat Bhushan is an Assistant Professor of Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India. He received his Undergraduate Degree (B-Tech in Computer Science and Engineering) with Distinction in 2012, received his Postgraduate Degree (M-Tech in Information Security) with Distinction in 2015 and Doctorate Degree (PhD Computer Science and Engineering) in 2021 from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India. He earned numerous international certifications such as CCNA, MCTS, MCITP, RHCE and CCNP. He has Published more than 80 research papers in various renowned International conferences and SCI indexed journals. He has contributed with more than 40 book chapters in various books and has edited 11 books from the most famed publishers like Elsevier, IGI Global, and CRC Press. He has served as Keynote Speaker (resource person) numerous reputed international conferences held in different countries including India, Morocco, China, Belgium, Iraq and Bangladesh. In the past, he worked as an assistant professor at HMR Institute of Technology and Management, New Delhi and Network Engineer in HCL Infosystems Ltd., Noida. He is also a member of numerous renowned bodies including IEEE, IAENG, CSTA, SCIEI, IAE and UACEE.

Prof. (Dr.) Nitin Rakesh is Head of Computer Science & Engineering Department for B.Tech/M.Tech (CSE/IT), B.Tech CSE-IBM Specializations, B.Tech CSE-I Nurture, BCA/MCA, BSc/MSc-CS at School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University, India. He received his PhD degree in Computer Science & Engineering with Network Coding as his specialization. He received Master of Technology Degree in Computer Science & Engineering and Bachelor of Technology degree in Information Technology. He is having 100+ research publications in reputed SCI or Scopus indexed Journals and International Conferences. Currently, he is guiding eight PhD students of various Universities and Industries. His research outlines emphasis on Network Coding, Interconnection Networks & Architecture and Online Phantom Transactions. Dr. Nitin has accorded several other awards for Best Paper Published, Session Chairs, Highest Cited author, Best Students Thesis Guided, and many others. He is a recipient of IBM Drona Award and Top 10 State Award Winner. He is an active member of professional society like IEEE (USA), ACM, SIAM (USA), Life Member of CSI and other professional societies.

Prof. (Dr.) Yousef FARHAOUI is Professor at Moulay Ismail University, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, Morocco. Local Publishing and Research Coordinator, Cambridge International Academics in United Kingdom. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Security from Ibn Zohr University of Science. His research interests include learning, e-learning, computer security, big data analytics, and business intelligence. Farhaoui has three books in computer science. He is a coordinator and member of the organizing committee and also a member of the scientific committee of several international congresses and is a member of various international associations. He has authored 4 Book and many Book Chapters with Reputed Publishers such as Springer and IGI. He is served as a Reviewer for IEEE, IET, Springer, Inderscience and Elsevier Journals. He is also the Guest Editor of many Journals with Wiley, Springer, Inderscience, etc. He has been the General Chair, Session Chair, and Panellist in Several Conferences. He is Senior Member of IEEE, IET, ACM and EAI Research Group.

Prof. (Dr.) Parma Nand is Dean, School of Engineering Technology, Sharda University Greater Noida. He has over 26 years of teaching, industry and research experience. He has expertise in Wireless and Sensor Network, Cryptography, Algorithm and Computer Graphics. He has earned his Ph.D from IIT Roorkee, M.Tech & B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Delhi. He has been Ex-President of National Engineers Organization. He is senior member of IEEE (USA). He is member Executive Council of IEEE UP section (R10), member Executive Committee IEEE Computer and Signal Processing Society, member Executive of India council Computer Society, member Executive Council Computer Society of India, Noida section and has acted as an observer in many IEEE conferences. He has delivered many invited/keynotes talks at International & National Conferences/ Workshops/Seminars in India & abroad. He has published more than 85 papers in peer reviewed international/national journals and conferences. He is also having active memberships of ACM, CSI, ACEEE, ISOC, IAENG, and IASCIT. He is life time member of Soft Computing Research Society (SCRS) and ISTE.

Prof. (Dr.) Bhuvan Unhelkar (BE, MDBA, MSc, PhD; FACS; PSM-I, CBAP®) is an accomplished IT professional and Professor of IT at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee (Lead Faculty). He is also Founding Consultant at Method Science and a Co-Founder/Director at PlatiFi. He has mastery in Business Analysis & Requirements Modelling, Software Engineering, Big Data Strategies, Agile Processes, Mobile Business and Green IT. His domain experience is banking, financial, insurance, government and telecommunications. Bhuvan is a thought-leader and a prolific author of 25. He is a winner of the Computerworld Object Developer Award (1995), Consensus IT Professional Award (2006) and IT Writer Award (2010). He has a Doctorate in the area of "Object Orientation" from the University of Technology, Sydney, in 1997. Bhuvan is Fellow of the Australian Computer Society, IEEE Senior Member, Professional Scrum Master, Life member of Computer Society of India and Baroda Management Association, Member of SDPS, Past President of Rotary Sarasota Sunrise (Florida) & St. Ives (Sydney), Paul Harris Fellow (+6), Discovery volunteer at NSW parks and wildlife, and a previous TiE Mentor. Dr. Unhelkar is the winner of the Computerworld Object Developer Award (1995), Consensus IT Professional Award (2006) and IT Writer Award (2010). He also chaired the Business Analysis Specialism Group of the Australian Computer Society.