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A Case Study for Blockchain in Healthcare : “ MedRec ” prototype for electronic health records and medical research data

  title={A Case Study for Blockchain in Healthcare : “ MedRec ” prototype for electronic health records and medical research data},
  author={Ariel Ekblaw and Asaph Azaria and John D. Halamka and Andrew Lippman},
A long-standing focus on compliance has traditionally constrained development of fundamental design changes for Electronic Health Records (EHRs). We now face a critical need for such innovation, as personalization and data science prompt patients to engage in the details of their healthcare and restore agency over their medical data. In this paper, we propose MedRec: a novel, decentralized record management system to handle EHRs, using blockchain technology. Our system gives patients a… 

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