Academic department under which the project should be listed

CCSE - Software Engineering and Game Development

Faculty Sponsor Name

Dr. Hossain Shahriar

Additional Faculty

Dr. Maria Valero

mvalero2@kennesaw.edu

CCSE - Information Technology

Disciplines

Computer and Systems Architecture | Data Storage Systems

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Despite the type of industry, data sharing has always been a concern across the globe within the conventional database model; particularly in the healthcare industry, where the lack of data interoperability in existing applications creates not only security and transparency issues in EHR but also cost-related concerns that impact the quality of patient care. Without adopting novel and emerging technologies that allow patients to store and share EHR data within a tamper-evident, immutable, and secure data storing and sharing network, this current problem could not be resolved. Emerging Hyperledger Fabric-based Blockchain technology can be an ideal solution to address these issues. In this research, we propose an advanced EHR data management architecture. We adopt a consortium blockchain technology to design and implement a central data storing and sharing network using Hyperledger Fabric focused on EHRs data. Individual patients, healthcare providers, and institutions will be identified by utilizing smart credential management (SCM) and proxy re-encryption scheme that will protect not only patients’ privacy but also incorruptible, secure EHR data storing and sharing. We construct an application prototype to implement our conceptual architecture using Hyperledger Fabric and evaluated its performance to demonstrate its effectiveness in EHR-based data storing and sharing in a secure, immutable, and transparent network. The primary demonstration result indicates that the proposed architecture can be used by the different entities including (i) patients to access and share the EHR data with doctors and/or third parties; (ii) healthcare providers to store and access patient’s records with proper content; and (iii) authorized third parties to access shared EHR data that could be read-only or read-write both access seamlessly. For auditing purposes, each attempt in storing, sharing, and accessing EHR data by the authenticated users within the proposed network is stored in the ledger, which is transparent and immutable. Our future goals include implementing the proposed architecture on large-scale development and investigating the feasibility to exploit the potential of the technology.

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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EHR DATA MANAGEMENT: HYPERLEDGER FABRIC-BASED HEALTH DATA STORING AND SHARING

Despite the type of industry, data sharing has always been a concern across the globe within the conventional database model; particularly in the healthcare industry, where the lack of data interoperability in existing applications creates not only security and transparency issues in EHR but also cost-related concerns that impact the quality of patient care. Without adopting novel and emerging technologies that allow patients to store and share EHR data within a tamper-evident, immutable, and secure data storing and sharing network, this current problem could not be resolved. Emerging Hyperledger Fabric-based Blockchain technology can be an ideal solution to address these issues. In this research, we propose an advanced EHR data management architecture. We adopt a consortium blockchain technology to design and implement a central data storing and sharing network using Hyperledger Fabric focused on EHRs data. Individual patients, healthcare providers, and institutions will be identified by utilizing smart credential management (SCM) and proxy re-encryption scheme that will protect not only patients’ privacy but also incorruptible, secure EHR data storing and sharing. We construct an application prototype to implement our conceptual architecture using Hyperledger Fabric and evaluated its performance to demonstrate its effectiveness in EHR-based data storing and sharing in a secure, immutable, and transparent network. The primary demonstration result indicates that the proposed architecture can be used by the different entities including (i) patients to access and share the EHR data with doctors and/or third parties; (ii) healthcare providers to store and access patient’s records with proper content; and (iii) authorized third parties to access shared EHR data that could be read-only or read-write both access seamlessly. For auditing purposes, each attempt in storing, sharing, and accessing EHR data by the authenticated users within the proposed network is stored in the ledger, which is transparent and immutable. Our future goals include implementing the proposed architecture on large-scale development and investigating the feasibility to exploit the potential of the technology.

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