Public Health Surveillance using Decentralized Technologies

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Jose Luis Bellod Cisneros Frank Møller Aarestrup Ole Lund

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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Bellod Cisneros, J. L., Møller Aarestrup, F., & Lund, O. (2018). Public Health Surveillance using Decentralized Technologies. Blockchain in Healthcare Today, 1. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.30953/bhty.v1.17
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Research Article: Use Case/Pilot/Methodology