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December 23, 2021 Forthcoming by Chapman and Hall/CRC
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Book Description

Blockchain is a series of transactions recorded in Blocks, secured cryptographically. Blockchain has unique characteristics such as Immutable, Decentralized,, and Transparency. Users within Blockchain can Record Transaction in Blocks in a Immutable distributed ledger i.e. unchangeable once recorded/published. Another advantage of Blockchain is that it is Decentralized, which eliminates the dependency on a Trusted Third Party to facilitate the transactions. This enables the clients/users’ of the Blockchain to take ownership of the data they push on the network. Besides making the transactions, Blockchain also makes them more secure as each of those clients have their own copies of the transactions.

Blockchain has proved to be beneficial for all the domains of modernization. Healthcare industry is one of them, as it maintains Privacy, Integrity and Security of healthcare data. This edited book titled "Blockchains in Digital Healthcare" provides a panoramic review of prospects of Blockchain technology in healthcare domain.

Features:

  • A systematic and comprehensive understanding of the Block chain technology and the potential in Healthcare.
  • How security and privacy concerns of healthcare data can be addressed using Blockchain Technology.
  • Concept of smart contracts for performing advance level scripting to create a blockchain network for providing a platform for the development of decentralized applications is discussed
  • Chapter on role of blockchain based insurance application using Ethereum/Hyperledger is included
  • Use cases of blockchain for various aspects of drug manufacturing and pharma supply chain..

This book serves as a reference book for IT Professionals, Scientific Investigators and Researchers’ who need to analyze the prospects of Blockchain technology in healthcare.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

An Overview of Emerging Updates in Blockchain Technology: Analysis and Recommendations

Champa Joshi, Karm Veer Arya, Ashwani Kant Shukla, Raj Shree, Ravi Prakash Pandey, Vivek Shukla, and Manoj Kumar Dhadwal

Chapter 2

BLOCKCHAIN a ledger for IOT enabled healthcare systems

Ranjana Sikarwar

Chapter 3

Role of block chain technology: Pandemic and Insight into data analysis for Covid - 19

Satyendra Kumar Shet and Vinayaka B. Shet

Chapter 4

A Blockchain-based Secure Healthcare Application

Pratima Sharma, Rajni Jindal and Malaya Dutta Borah

Chapter 5

A brief appraisal on blockchain assisted secured healthcare

Rajib Biswas

Chapter 6

Application of blockchain technology in patients' medical records

A. Averin and K. Nikolskaia

Chapter 7

IoT & Blockchain Technology-Based Healthcare Monitoring

Mohammad Wazid, Basudeb Bera, Ashok Kumar Das, and Devesh Pratap Singh

Chapter 8

Connecting Patient-Centric Blockchains with Multilayer P2PNetworks and Digital Platforms

Roberto Moro Visconti

Chapter 9

Security of Healthcare Data Using Blockchains

Mayank Pandey, Rachit Agarwal, Sandeep K. Shukla, Nishchal K. Verma

Chapter 10

EMR: Electronic Medical Records keeping Application using Blockchain Technology

Ujjawal Jain, Joythish Reddy , Yash Sarwaswa, Agya Pathak, Sameer Shrivastava, and Malaya Dutta Borah

Chapter 11

Managing Health Insurance by using Blockchain Technology

Muralidhar Kurni and Mrunalini M

Chapter 12

Blockchains in Pharmaceutical Sector

Muralidhar Kurni, Saritha Kuppala, Somasena Reddy K, and Manorama Devi B

Chapter 13

Blockchain in Pharmaceutical Sector

Arnab Banerjee

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Editor(s)

Biography

Dr. Malaya Dutta Borah is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Silchar, Assam, India. She has received her Engineering Degree (B. Tech) in Computer Science and Engineering, Master of Engineering (with distinction) in Computer Technology and Applications and PhD in Computer Science and Engineering. She has authored/co-authored around 40 research papers in national/international journals/Conferences. She is actively involved in research works in the field of Data Mining, Blockchain Technology, Cloud Computing, ICT and e-governance. As of now, she has organized 3 International Conferences (Springer & IEEE) in India as Organizing Chair, Finance Chair and member. She is Editorial board member of International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change, IGI-Global and reviewer for various Journals and International conferences. She is the associate member of CSI (India) and IEEE. (Online official profile http://cs.nits.ac.in/malaya/ )

Prof. Roberto Moro Visconti, Bachelor in Economics (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano, Italy) MA Finance and Investment (University of Exeter, UK), PhD Economics (University of Exeter, UK), teaches Corporate Finance at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milano, Italy. His research interests include the valuation of digital intangibles, healthcare project financing, and microfinance. He has authored more than 20 books (the last one is "The Valuation of Digital Intangibles. Technology, Marketing and Internet", Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, April 2020) and around 200 (two hundred) research papers (available online at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Roberto_Moro_Visconti2. The profile is also reported on http://www.morovisconti.com/wp/en/home-2/ or https://docenti.unicatt.it/ppd2/en/#/en/docenti/03514/roberto-moro-visconti/profilo. Prof. Moro Visconti is a chartered accountant and Intellectual Property consultant, managing a boutique consulting firm in Milan, Italy.

Ganesh Chandra Deka, ISDS is currently Deputy Director at Directorate General of Training, under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India. His previous assignments includes Principal, NSIT (W) Tura, Meghalaya (National Skill Training Institute for Women), Consultant (Computer Science), North Eastern Regional Centre of the National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR-NERC), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and Programmer (World Bank Project), Directorate of Technical Education, Assam, India. His research interests include Bigdata Analytics, Blockchain Technology, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing and NoSQL Databases. He is the co-author for 4 text books in fundamentals of computer science. He has edited 24 books (8 IGI Global, USA, 8 Chapman and Hall/CRC Press, USA, 4 Springer & 4 Elsevier) on Bigdata Analytics, NoSQL Database, Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain Technology. He has authored 14 Book Chapters.

He has published 8 research papers in various reputed Journals (IEEE 2, Elsevier 1) and more than 47 research papers in various international Conferences of IEEE & Springer. So far he has organized 08 IEEE International Conference as Technical Chair and Publication Chair. He has published 5 Special Issue in International journals published by IGI Global. USA in International Journal of Applied Evolutionary Computation (IJAEC), Volume 8, Issue 1 (Special Issue on: Emerging Research Trend in Computing and Communication Technologies), International Journal of Organizational and End User Computing (JOEUC),Volume 29, Issue 4, (Special Issue on Bigdata Analytics in Business, Healthcare, and Governance), Volume 30, Issue 4,(Special Issue on Internet of Things: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities), International Journal of Open Source Software and Processes (IJOSSP), Volume 9, Issue 3 (Special Issue on Prospects of Free and Open Source Software in Digital Revolution and International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change (IJISSC), Volume 10, Issue 2 (Special Issue on Blockchain Technology: Platforms, Tools, & Use Cases). Online profile: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=Qw5HblgAAAAJ&hl=en