1st Edition

Blockchain for Healthcare 4.0 Technology, Challenges, and Applications

Edited By Rishabh Malviya, Sonali Sundram Copyright 2024
    336 Pages 47 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Blockchain is a type of distributed ledger technology that consists of a growing list of records that are securely linked together using cryptography and numerous applications in every field, including healthcare. Blockchain for Healthcare 4.0: Technology, Challenges, and Applications presents an overview of the recent advances in blockchain technology which have led to new breakthroughs in the healthcare industry, the application of artificial intelligence (AI) with blockchain, challenges, and prospects.

    Key Features:

    • Highlights blockchain applications in the biomedical and pharmaceutical industries and remote healthcare.

    • Discusses applications and advancement in blockchain framework to track diseases and outbreaks.

    • Elaborates the role of blockchain in managing health records, tracing, and securing medical supplies.

    • Focuses on efficient and secure medical data sharing through blockchain and secure cloud-based electronic health record (EHR), a system using an attribute-based cryptosystem.

    • Presents techniques and methods to utilize blockchain technology for clinical studies and facilitates the transition to patient-driven interoperability.


    The text is primarily written for graduate students and academic researchers in the fields of computer science and engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and information technology.

    1.      Blockchain: A Digital breakhthrough in healthcare

    Anu Sayal, Janhvi Jha, Chaithra N


    2.      Application of Blockchain in Medical Industry

    Naru Venkata Pavan Saish, Vijayashree J, Jayashree J


    3.      Blockchain: A Decentralised, Persistence, Immutable, Consensus, and Irrevocable system in healthcare.

    Dipa K Israni, Mansi K. Shah


    4.      Application of blockchain in tracking diseases and outbreaks

    Phool Chandra, Zeeshan Ali, Neetu Sachan, Vaibhav Rastogi, Mayur Porwal, Anurag Verma


    5.      Building Efficient Smart Contract for Healthcare 4.0

    Kanika Agrawal, Mayank Aggarwal


    6.      Blockchain Technology: Reinventing the Management of Information Infrastructure

    Shashimala Tiwari


    7.      Potential of blockchain in disease surveillance

    Mohamed Yousuff, Jayashree Jayaraman, Vijayashree Jayaraman, Anusha R


    8.      Postmortem Concentrations: Distributed Privacy-Preserving Blockchain Authentication Framework in Cloud Forensics

    Rohit Kaushik, Eva Kaushik


    9.      Blockchain in Tracing and Securing Medical Supplies

    Tamanna Rai, Rishabha Malviya, Niranjan Kaushik, Pramod Kumar Sharma


    10.  Leveraging blockchain in sharing and managing health record credential

    Atul B. Kathole, Sonali D. Patil, Vinod V. Kimbahune, Avinash P. Jadhav


    11.  Healthcare Record Management for Healthcare 4.0 via Blockchain: A Review of Current Applications, Opportunities, Challenges and Future Potential

    Shalom Akhai


    12.  Benefits and roles of blockchain in genomics

    Dablu Kumar


    13.  Blockchain for large-scale clinical information transaction

    Anusha R, Jayashree Jayaraman, Vijayashree Jayaraman, Mohamed Yousuff


    14.  Sharing and interpretation of genomic datasets using blockchain

    Mohamed Yousuff, Jayashree Jayaraman, Vijayashree Jayaraman, Anusha R


    15.  Improved Data Transmission Technique for Health Care Emergency Vehicle Using Block Chain in Vanet

    R.M. Rajeshwari, S. Rajesh


    16.  Blockchain Based Digital Twin to Predict Heart Attack

    Venkatesh Upadrista, Sajid Nazir, Huaglory Tianfield


    Dr. Rishabha Malviya completed B. Pharmacy from Uttar Pradesh Technical University and M. Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics) from Gautam Buddha Technical University, Lucknow Uttar Pradesh. His PhD (Pharmacy) work was in the area of Novel formulation development techniques. He has 12 years of research experience and presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, School of Medical and Allied Sciences, Galgotias University since past 8 years. His area of interest includes formulation optimization, nanoformulation, targeted drug delivery, localized drug delivery and characterization of natural polymers as pharmaceutical excipients. He has authored more than 200 research/review papers for national/international journals of repute. He has 58 patents (19 grants, 38 published, 1 filed) and publications in reputed National and International journals with total of 191 cumulative impact factor. He has also received an Outstanding Reviewer award from Elsevier. He has authored/edited/editing 46 books (Wiley, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, Springer, River Publisher, IOP publishing and OMICS publication) and authored 31 book chapters. His name has included in word’s top 2% scientist list for the year 2020 and 2021 by Elsevier BV and Stanford University. He is Reviewer/Editor/Editorial board member of more than 50 national and international journals of repute. He has invited as author for “Atlas of Science” and pharma magazine dealing with industry (B2B) “Ingredient south Asia Magazines”.

    Prof. Sonali Sundram completed B. Pharm & M. Pharm (Pharmacology) from AKTU, Lucknow. She has worked as research scientist in project of ICMR in King George’s Medical University, Lucknow after that she has joined BBDNIIT and currently she is working in Galgotias university, Greater Noida. Her PhD (Pharmacy) work was in the area of Neurodegeneration and Nanoformulation. Her area of interest is neurodegeneration, clinical research, artificial intelligence. She has authored/edited/editing more than 15 books (Wiley, CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, IOP publishing, Apple Academic Press/Taylor and Francis, Springer Nature and River Publisher) She has attended as well organized more than 15 national and international seminar/conferences/workshop. She has more than 8 patents national and international in her credit. She has published six SCI indexed manuscripts (cumulative impact factor: 20.71) with reputed international publishers. She has delivered oral presentation in international conferences organized in different European countries.