The overarching vision of Blockchain technology for the future would be to address many problems affecting the Healthcare industry today with the creation of a shared archive of health-related information for physicians and patients independent of their electronic diagnosis, improving safety and secrecy, investing fewer resources on the medical staff and more money on patient care. It is only the beginning of what is likely that a Blockchain movement has come out of cryptocurrency and has made its path to the medical industry. Within the sense of intelligent health, Blockchain could have distinctive benefits from a context-aware viewpoint, especially where people and society as a whole can profit from effective and customised solutions. In this paper, we discuss numerous use cases of Blockchain in the healthcare industry. The symbiotic relationship between Blockchain and intelligent health is discussed. Additionally, we address many obstacles for integrating Blockchain-based applications in the health sector and several future research prospects.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100223
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalSmart Health
Early online date16 Nov 2021
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


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