The management, protection and sharing of sensitive data such as those associated with the health domain are crucial in enabling personal care and contributing to worldwide medical advancements. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) allow for data protection compliant solutions in untrusted contexts that guarantee data immutability, protection and transparency when needed. This paper proposes an architecture based on DLTs, smart contracts and Distributed File Storage (DFS), allowing data sovereignty to users, confidentiality and secure access control. A use case on health data is presented, along with a distributed ledger and the access control mechanism implementation. We present an experimental evaluation of the overall architecture that shows the viability of implementing practical DLT-based healthcare solutions.

Decentralized Health Data Distribution: a DLT-based Architecture for Data Protection

Gioele Bigini
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Emanuele Lattanzi;Stefano Ferretti;
2022

Abstract

The management, protection and sharing of sensitive data such as those associated with the health domain are crucial in enabling personal care and contributing to worldwide medical advancements. Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLTs) allow for data protection compliant solutions in untrusted contexts that guarantee data immutability, protection and transparency when needed. This paper proposes an architecture based on DLTs, smart contracts and Distributed File Storage (DFS), allowing data sovereignty to users, confidentiality and secure access control. A use case on health data is presented, along with a distributed ledger and the access control mechanism implementation. We present an experimental evaluation of the overall architecture that shows the viability of implementing practical DLT-based healthcare solutions.
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