A survey: medical health record data security based on interplanetary file system and blockchain technologies

Rana Abbas Al-Kaabi, Alharith A. Abdullah


The adoption of modern health records is growing more mature, yet security issues always accompany it. Interplanetary file system (IPFS) and blockchain are developing technologies with decentralization, distributed fault tolerance, and trustworthiness. Using IPFS and blockchain technology to tackle medical health record data security issues is a very promising trend, and it is presently being utilized to secure medical health record data security. This article first explains the idea of IPFS and highlights the classification of existing IPFS and blockchain techniques before briefly discussing distributed ledger to tackle the existing medical health record data security challenges and faults. Finally, to preserve medical health records, a new medical health record storage architectural model based on IPFS and blockchain technologies is presented.


Availability; Blockchain; Confidentiality; Integrity; Interplanetary file system; Medical health record

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijeecs.v30.i1.pp586-597


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