BMAR - blockchain for medication administration records

Mitchell, Ian ORCID logoORCID: and Hara, Sukhvinder ORCID logoORCID: (2019) BMAR - blockchain for medication administration records. In: Blockchain and Clinical Trial: Securing Patient Data. Jahankhani, Hamid, Kendzierskyj, Stefan, Jamal, Arshad, Epiphaniou, Gregory and Al-Khateeb, Haider, eds. Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications (1) . Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 231-248. ISBN 9783030112882, e-ISBN 9783030112899. [Book Section] (doi:10.1007/978-3-030-11289-9_10)


Medication Administration Records are crucial documents in the care and quality offered to service users. Audits will inspect MAR sheets and these will form a significant impact on the outcome of Medication Management. This impact will be combined with inspections of registered hospitals, care and residential homes across the healthcare profession. The proposal is to build a prototype using blockchain technology to implement MAR sheets, essentially building a blockchain application that stores electronic health records (EHR). The use of permissioned blockchain technology provides confidentiality and trust with the auditors (e.g., CQC). The prototype is tested on two scenarios and results are encouraging. The results indicate that reminders can be sent to healthcare professionals and other consequences of the implementation of EHRand permissioned blockchain.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords (uncontrolled): Medical administration records (MAR), electronic health records (EHR), care quality commission (CQC), blockchain
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 28951
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Depositing User: Ian Mitchell
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2020 10:53
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 09:42

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