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mHealth Communication Framework Using Blockchain and IoT Technologies

Version 1 : Received: 13 June 2020 / Approved: 14 June 2020 / Online: 14 June 2020 (15:07:26 CEST)

How to cite: Alam, T. mHealth Communication Framework Using Blockchain and IoT Technologies. Preprints 2020, 2020060180 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0180.v1). Alam, T. mHealth Communication Framework Using Blockchain and IoT Technologies. Preprints 2020, 2020060180 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0180.v1).

Abstract

The mHealth is a term that is used for mobile health supported by smart devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and wearable smart devices, etc. The smart devices strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of interaction with patients, physicians, and specialists. Patients nowadays would like to be intimately involved in their diagnosis as well as to make more informed decisions concerning their care. It has begun to measure the success of the quality of treatment. This was a reason that patients trust mHealth to provide them with consistency in their communications with the physicians. Most wireless strategies do not measure up to this standard so that patient engagement ultimately ended up decreasing. The blockchain can boost mHealth through storing and sharing electronic data securely and transparently. It can enhance the accessibility of patient information in real-time. The Internet of Things (IoT) provides a unique identification number to every connected device such as mobile devices, medical devices, and wearable devices. This framework uses the blockchain and IoT technologies together to provide quick help to the patients, monitor remotely, reduce the cost and unnecessarily hospitalization physically and find the real diagnosis. In order to increase patient involvement, mHealth framework with blockchain and IoT technologies has built with the key objective of providing patients with full information on their treatment and diagnosis.

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Subject Areas

mHealth; Blockchain; Internet of Things; Smart devices; Communication; Smart Devices; Emerging Technologies

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