Protect medical records by using blockchain technology

Marwa Sami Mohammed, Asaad Noori Hashim


Recently, medical records have been stored and shared locally, which creates a risk of data loss or corruption; these records may be stored and shared through cloud-based central data centers; nonetheless, this strategy has disadvantages, such as the need for significant storage space and the privacy concerns associated with network-wide data sharing. Medical records require increased security and confidentiality, furthermore, these records must be protected when transmitted to and shared with doctors of the same specialization, to solve this problem, blockchain technology was used as a decentralized technology that offers a secure and immutable way to store and protect information. In this paper, a website is designed that uses blockchain technology to save medical records and employs smart contract technology in the ethereum blockchain to govern the creation and display of files and sharing. An interplanetary file system was used to offer a mechanism for the decentralized storage of medical images and reports while maintaining their accessibility on a global scale, it is available only for doctors who have the authority to access them, and the proposed system proved efficient in saving and sharing medical records with high security and less cost.


Blockchain technology; Ethereum; Inter planetary file system; Medical record; Smart contract

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Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (IJEECS)
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