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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 3, March 2020 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Data Handling & Drug Traceability: Blockchain Meets Healthcare To Combat Counterfeit Drugs.

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Kavita Kumari, Kavita Saini



Blockchain, Data Handling, Drug Traceability, Healthcare, Supply Chain, Counterfeit drugs.



Blockchain was initially invented for achieving secured digital money transactions but the technology has now started accommodating popularity in various other fields also such as tourism, real-estate, voting, stock-market, supply chain Handling etc. Blockchain technology is garnering ultimate buildup in the healthcare sector. Healthcare industry consists of rapidly growing sensitive data which need to be preserved from confidentiality threats and integrity threats. Out of the numerous applications of blockchain in healthcare, the two extremely prominent applications are– data handling and drug traceability. In this paper, we have discussed the problems with traditional methods of data handling and drug traceability and how blockchain overcomes those problems. Moreover, we have proposed a system which is capable of tracing drugs in the supply chain and reduce counterfeiting of drugs. Some projects and applications working in the direction of drug traceability and data handling such as Blockverify, Mediledger, MedRec, MedicalChain etc. are also discussed.



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