Blockchain in Global Health – An appraisal of Current and Future Applications introduces a secure and reliable Blockchain-based method of recording and sharing sensitive data in the health sector. This chapter aims at synthesizing some current applications of this technology in the global health sector and offers an outlook. Initially, readers are introduced to the relevant global health landscape through relevant policy and regulatory frameworks, notably the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) pertaining to health. Subsequently, it describes the role of various stakeholders, latest developments, pilots and opportunities in the application of blockchain to health that can benefit patients, providers, payers and researcher communities. A critical appraisal follows synthesizing the challenges leading into an outlook where the proliferation of blockchain technologies in health enabled further by MIoT can better support public health around the world.
|Title of host publication||Essentials of Blockchain Technology|
|Editors||Kuan-Ching Li, Xiaofeng Chen, Hai Jiang, Elisa Bertino|
|Place of Publication||USA|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|ISBN (Electronic)||13: 978-0-429-67445-7|
|ISBN (Print)||13: 978-0-367-02771-1|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
- Blockchain in Health
- Global Health
- Public health
Unnithan, C., Lemieux, V., Anema, A., & Broughton, A. (2020). Blockchain in Global Health: An Appraisal of Current and Future Applications. In K-C. Li, X. Chen, H. Jiang, & E. Bertino (Eds.), Essentials of Blockchain Technology (pp. 189-202). Taylor and Francis.