Blockchain as enabling technology in health sector
Market demand for blockchain technology within the health sector. Thus, several themes, such as the essential stakeholders or how the distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain technology (BCT) improves data management are integral parts.
Michael Rohrer Espinosa, 2020
Bachelor Thesis, Blockchain Competence Center FHNW
Betreuende Dozierende: Pascal Moriggl
Keywords: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology, Healthcare Stakeholders, e-Health
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Blockchain technology could offer an exciting alternative to manage data efficiently in the healthcare sector, in its use as an extension to existing infrastructure or as a standalone application. However, it is unclear which areas of healthcare and which use cases will enable the successful application of blockchain technology.
As a basis, a profound, systematic literature review will provide the relevant context, including an overview of the possible implementation of BCT, DLT, and other pertinent health topics sectors, including its stakeholders. The study will rely on the best practices taken from research to increase the result's meaningfulness. The study tries to solve business-related healthcare problems, indicating the importance of efficient data management. Based on the gathered information, the best available practices will be analyzed to present relevant outcomes for DLT, respectively BCT.
Based on the findings, BCT is already in use in some healthcare sector areas through blockchain-based platforms such as Hyperledger or Ethereum. These blockchain-based healthcare applications have been developed to keep up the demand for smart contracts, electronic health records, or decentralized storage. Therefore, BCT can surely solve some healthcare issues, and its stakeholders can benefit from lower costs and record management, making the business effective.
Studiengang: Business Administration International Management (Bachelor)
Fachbereich der Arbeit: Business Information System & IT-Management