Blockchain-Enabled Multisensor Clinical Laboratory Information System
Keywords:Blockchain, Sensor, IoT, Information System, EHR, Clinical
The purpose of this paper is to design an information system for clinics to implement multiple sensors for laboratory testing and telemedicine use.Â IoT is adopted in major hospitals but many smaller healthcare organizations have not benefited from the recent innovation due to lack of access to technology .Â The paper presents the 'sensor lab' information system architecture for small clinics that includes sensors, a secure blockchain cloud to link the sensors and transmit data, and an electronic health record (EHR) analytics tool to evaluate patientsâ€™ health conditions.Â Additionally, costs and benefits for smart clinics are shown to prove the business value of smart clinics.Â The goal of a smart clinic is to improve outpatient visit efficiency and patient data security, provide telemedicine care management, and reduce clinic expenses.
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