Proof of disease: A blockchain consensus protocol for accurate medical decisions and reducing the disease burden

Asoke K. Talukder, Manish Chaitanya, David Arnold, Kouichi Sakurai

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Abstract

Studies suggest that a significant proportion of the diagnosis in non-communicable diseases (NCD) is erroneous, unwanted, or unnecessary. To reduce the disease burden and improve public health, algorithmic support is essential. To realize this, health data must be computer understandable, secured, ubiquitous, and interoperable. Medical and disease data entered into computers are unstructured natural language texts with medical jargons which a computer normally cannot understand. EMR (Electronic Medical Records) are data silos in the hospital and do not interoperate. In this paper we present Ethereum based future ready Proof of Disease (PoD) consensus protocol with a computer understandable single instance of truth. It will solve many challenges that electronic health records (EHR) or health information exchange (HIE) have failed to address. This medical system will help achieve all the complex needs of P6 (Participatory, Personalized, Proactive, Preventive, Predictive and Precision) medicine and finally reduce the disease burden.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovations, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/ScalCom/CBDCom/IoP/SCI 2018
EditorsFrederic Loulergue, Guojun Wang, Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Xiaoxing Ma, Peng Li, Manuel Roveri, Qi Han, Lei Chen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages257-262
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538693803
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 4 2018
Event4th IEEE SmartWorld, 15th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovations, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/ScalCom/CBDCom/IoP/SCI 2018 - Guangzhou, China
Duration: Oct 7 2018Oct 11 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovations, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/ScalCom/CBDCom/IoP/SCI 2018

Other

Other4th IEEE SmartWorld, 15th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovations, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/ScalCom/CBDCom/IoP/SCI 2018
CountryChina
CityGuangzhou
Period10/7/1810/11/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence

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    Talukder, A. K., Chaitanya, M., Arnold, D., & Sakurai, K. (2018). Proof of disease: A blockchain consensus protocol for accurate medical decisions and reducing the disease burden. In F. Loulergue, G. Wang, M. Z. A. Bhuiyan, X. Ma, P. Li, M. Roveri, Q. Han, & L. Chen (Eds.), Proceedings - 2018 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovations, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/ScalCom/CBDCom/IoP/SCI 2018 (pp. 257-262). [8560057] (Proceedings - 2018 IEEE SmartWorld, Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, Advanced and Trusted Computing, Scalable Computing and Communications, Cloud and Big Data Computing, Internet of People and Smart City Innovations, SmartWorld/UIC/ATC/ScalCom/CBDCom/IoP/SCI 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartWorld.2018.00079