Public Health Surveillance using Decentralized Technologies

Jose Luis Bellod Cisneros*, Frank Møller Aarestrup, Ole Lund

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Abstract

This article describes how blockchain technologies can be used in the context of Public Health Surveillance through decentralized sharing of genomic data. A brief analysis of why blockchain technologies are needed in public health is presented together with a distinction between public and private blockchains. Finally, a proposal for a network of blockchains, using the Cosmos framework, together with decentralized storage systems like IPFS and BigchainDB, is included to address the issues of interoperability in the health sector.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBlockchain in Healthcare Today
Volume1
Number of pages14
ISSN2573-8240
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Cosmos Framework
  • Decentralized Technology
  • Public health
  • Surveillance

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