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VacChain: A Blockchain-Based EMR System to Manage Child Vaccination Records

Azza Abdullah Alnssayan, Mohammad Mahdi Hassan*, Suliman A. Alsuhibany

Department of Computer Science, Qassim University, Buraydah, 51431, Saudi Arabia

* Corresponding Author: Mohammad Mahdi Hassan. Email:

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2022, 40(3), 927-945. https://doi.org/10.32604/csse.2022.016734

Abstract

The digitalization of healthcare-related information service systems has become a trend across the world. However, several crucial services are still provided manually due to a lack of trust in digital solutions. One such service is keeping records of children’s vaccination, which still relies on a paper-based file system in most parts of the world. This approach causes serious data integrity problems. Recently, healthcare has become a potential application area of the blockchain, as it can preserve and protect highly sensitive private medical records while sharing these records in a decentralized manner without losing personal ownership. Therefore, we propose a new digital model to track a child’s vaccination records using blockchain. In particular, this proposed application helps improve the vaccination record-keeping process by ensuring the integrity of the preserved data in a more secure way. In an emerging pandemic situation, our approach can be extended to manage the overall vaccination process effectively.

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A. Abdullah Alnssayan, M. Mahdi Hassan and S. A. Alsuhibany, "Vacchain: a blockchain-based emr system to manage child vaccination records," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 40, no.3, pp. 927–945, 2022.



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