Secure and Privacy-aware Blockchain-based Remote Patient Monitoring System for Internet of Healthcare Things

Bessem Zaabar, Omar Cheikhrouhou, Meryem Ammi, Ali Ismail Awad, Mohamed Abid

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Abstract

Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is a form of telehealth or virtual health that strengthens online medical services and allows delivering healthcare remotely. Nowadays, remote patient monitoring systems (RPMS) are widely used by healthcare providers to remotely monitor the vital signs of patients. As the RPM field expands, concerns about efficient and secure medical data transmission are raised. This kind of patient medical data is collected by the mean of Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT) or sometimes denoted as Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices. The collected data needs to be stored and retrieved with highly assured levels of security and privacy as the data comprises private and critical patients' information. To secure medical data, this paper proposes a blockchain-based architecture to manage access control to medical data and to preserve patient's data privacy. The blockchain-based system is built on Hyperledger Fabric, a permissioned distributed ledger solution, and the ledgers and transactions are stored in the cloud. The proposed architecture is designed to contribute to the robustness of the RPM systems and to avoid recorded security limitations in commonly used permissioned blockchains methods. Performance evaluation has proved the robustness and superiority of the proposed system in terms of data confidentiality, integrity, availability, traceability, scalability, and data privacy while integrated with the RPM services.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 17th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages200-205
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665428545
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2021 - Virtual, Online, Italy
Duration: Oct 11 2021Oct 13 2021

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications
Volume2021-October
ISSN (Print)2161-9646
ISSN (Electronic)2161-9654

Conference

Conference17th International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications, WiMob 2021
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/11/2110/13/21

Keywords

  • Blockchain
  • Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR)
  • Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Internet of Healthcare Things (IoHT)
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Security and Privacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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