Blockchain: securing internet of medical things (IoMT)

Nimra Dilawar, Muhammad Rizwan, Fahad Ahmad, Saima Akram

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Abstract

The internet of medical things (IoMT) is playing a substantial role in improving the health and providing medical facilities to people around the globe. With the exponential growth, IoMT is having a huge influence in our everyday life style. Instead of going to the hospital, patient clinical related data is remotely observed and processed in a real time data system and then is transferred to the third party for future use such as the cloud. IoMT is intensive data domain with a continuous growing rate which means that we must secure a large amount of sensitive data without being tampered. Blockchain is a temper proved digital ledger which provides us peer-to-peer communication. Blockchain enables communication between non-trusting members without any intermediary. In this paper we first discuss the technology behind Blockchain then propose IoMT based security architecture employing Blockchain to ensure the security of data transmission between connected nodes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-89
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

Keywords

  • blockchain
  • IoMT
  • peer-to-peer
  • security
  • proof of work (PoW)

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