Editors: L. Ashok Kumar, D. Karthika Renuka, Sonali Agarwal, Sheng-Lung Peng

Blockchain and IoT based Smart Healthcare Systems

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Library License: US $276
ISBN: 978-981-5196-30-6 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5196-29-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2024
DOI: 10.2174/97898151962901240101


New technologies like blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) are constantly improving the state-of-the-art in healthcare services. The trend of keeping medical records in digital formats is also increasing the reliance of modern healthcare service providers on these new technologies. This edited book brings a collection of reviews on blockchain and IoT technologies that are driving innovation in digital and smart healthcare systems. The editors bring an academic and practical approach to assist professionals and readers in understanding computerized healthcare solutions. 16 referenced chapters provide knowledge about fundamental framework, research insights, and empirical evidence for effective smart healthcare applications. The chapters also cover benefits and challenges of specific smart health frameworks, giving an informative overview of the subject.

Key themes of the book include:

1. Technological Foundations for Smart Healthcare

2. Blockchain Applications in Healthcare

3. Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare

4. Artificial Intelligence (AI) Integration

5. Security, Privacy, and Authentication

6. Medical Imaging and Deep Learning

7. Telemedicine

The content in the book is designed to help administrators and healthcare professionals to understand the basics of blockchain tech and IoT in smart healthcare systems and strengthen the competitive advantage of their clinics.


Healthcare professionals and administrators.


The Electronic Health Record (EHR) of a patient is a digitized document of their health history, progression comments, symptoms, and medications. Concerns about security abound, as they do with any online digital media. In the healthcare industry, the reliance on digital devices such as IoT, generates a massive volume of patient medical data. These EHR data statistics are confidential and cannot be made public. Medical data tampering can place a person's life in danger. Because of this, EHR information is subject to severe security and privacy risks. The high prevalence of health digital platforms presents a need for a more secure EHR system enabled by blockchain. Blockchain-based technologies have been proven and approved for delivering reliable and secure decentralised solutions to address the security and privacy threats associated with EHR data. Moreover, decentralized blockchain technology is unalterable. Preserving secrecy may allow for a more effective conversation between the physician and the patient, which is crucial for providing high-quality care. It also provides doctors, patients, and insurance providers an efficient way to obtain medical information while maintaining the privacy of the patient's data. The blockchain-based architecture provides the following features: privacy, authenticity, integrity, interoperability, and accountability of electronic health records between two entities. This book covers some state-of-the-art research associated with artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain for smart health care development. It explains the fusion between the privacy and security of a blockchain-based data analytic environment. The book provides the fundamental framework, research insights, and empirical evidence for the efficacy of these new technologies, employing practical and basic approaches to help professionals and academics reach innovative solutions and grow competitive strengths.

V. Chandrasekar
University Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs
Fellow IEEE, AGU, AMS, URSI and US national Academy of Inventors
Colorado, State University
Colorado, United States