Public Health Surveillance using Decentralized Technologies

  • Jose Luis Bellod Cisneros, PhD student DTUBioinformatics, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, Denmark
  • Frank Møller Aarestrup DTUFood, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, Denmark
  • Ole Lund DTU Bioinformatics, Kgs. Lyngby, 2800, Denmark
Keywords: Blockchain, Cosmos Framework, Decentralized Technology, PublicHealth Surveillance

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.

Keywords: Blockchain, Cosmos Framework, Decentralized Technology, PublicHealth Surveillance

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Published
2018-03-23
How to Cite
Bellod Cisneros, J. L., Møller Aarestrup, F., & Lund, O. (2018). Public Health Surveillance using Decentralized Technologies. Blockchain in Healthcare Today, 1. https://doi.org/10.30953/bhty.v1.17
Section
Research Article: Use Cases/Pilots/Methodologies