1st Edition

Blockchain for Healthcare Systems Challenges, Privacy, and Securing of Data

    226 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Blockchain for Healthcare Systems: Challenges, Privacy, and Securing of Data provides a detailed insight on how to reap the benefits of blockchain technology in healthcare, as the healthcare sector faces several challenges associated with privacy and security issues. It also provides in-depth knowledge regarding blockchain in healthcare and the underlying components.

    This book explores securing healthcare data using blockchain technology. It discusses challenges and solutions for blockchain technology in the healthcare sector and presents the digital transformation of the healthcare sector using different technologies. It covers the handling of healthcare data/medical records and managing the medical supply chain all using blockchain technology.

    The contents of this book are highly beneficial to educators, researchers, and others working in a similar domain.

    1. Blockchain Technology : A Strategic Resource. 2. Blockchain Technology and its applications in Healthcare Sector. 3. An Overview of Blockchain Technology Concepts from a Modern Perspective. 4. Blockchain Technology- A panacea of medical distribution aliments. 5. Digital Transformation in Healthcare: Innovation And Technologies. 6. Modernizing the Health Insurance Industry using Blockchain and Smart Contracts. 7. Blockchain Technology Applications for Improving Quality of Electronic Healthcare System. 8. Computing Techniques for Securing Healthcare Data with Blockchain Technology. 9. Blockchain based solutions for COVID-19, Challenges, Advantages and Applications. 10. Managing medical supply chain using blockchain technology. 11. Sustainable and Effective Blockchain based Solutions for the Security and Privacy of Healthcare Data. 12. Security and Privacy Concerns for Blockchain while Handling Healthcare Data. 13. Blockchain Technology in Medical Data Management and Protection in India: The Law in the Making.


    Sheikh Mohammad Idrees received his Ph.D. Degree from the Department of Computer Science, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. He is currently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Computer Science (IDI), Norwegian University and Science and Technology. He is the recipient of Alain Bensoussan Fellowship award under European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics, Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France. He has authored and co-authored several scientific publications in well reputed journals and international conferences. He is a member of various professional societies. He is also a frequent book editor of Springer and CRC Press (Taylor and Francis group) books apart from being a frequent contributor and reviewer of various reputed international journals and conferences.

    Parul Agarwal is associated with Jamia Hamdard since 2002. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Her area of specialization include Fuzzy Data Mining, Cloud Computing, Blockchain Technology and Soft Computing. Her particular interest includes Sustainable Computing and its applications in Agriculture, transportation and health care. She has published several papers in reputed and SCI, Scopus and Elsevier indexed journals and many book chapters published by CRC press, Springer, IGI-Global are to her credit. She has chaired several sessions of International/ National Conferences of repute. Currently, several PhD. Scholars are working under her supervision. Member of several committees at university level and membership of several professional bodies like ISTE, IEEE are to her credit

    M. Afshar Alam is currently associated with Jamia Hamdard New Delhi as the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor. He has received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Earlier, he has served as the Dean of School, DSW, Finance Officer and Foreign Student’s Advisor with Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. He is well known internationally for his work. He is also an Invited Professor at various universities all over the world. He is also an Expert Member of various Government committees in India. He has more than 25 years of teaching experience and has supervised more than 30 Ph.D. students in all these years. He has published over 150 research articles in well-reputed journals, besides authoring several books. His research interests include the areas of data analytics, cloud computing, big data, applied machine learning and predictive modeling, AI, sustainable development, cyber security, and time series analysis.