Blockchain could be a win-win solution for patients, healthcare providers and pharmaceutical researchers. For the individual it could be a safe way to store and keep track of their personal data. For researchers it could house unlimited amounts of data, and therefore the promise of more well-rounded studies. And for healthcare providers it could be the key to identifying links between genetic traits and conditions much more rapidly. For now, it seems blockchain provides the ultimate solution.
Dr. Noureddine Lasla, Research Fellow, ICT Division, CSE, HBKU presented a demo of how to develop a decentralized application on Blockchain design for deployment for SMEs.
He said, “The traditional web or mobile application relies on centralized server to manage the business, for example Gmail, twitter, Facebook are hosted on centralized or single server. This kind of architecture has some security drawbacks like privacy concerns, on the other hand Blockchain architecture is completely different – instead of having single server to host all the business application there is distributed set of servers that are connected and communicate with each other in secure manner using Blockchain protocol.