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This article describes how blockchain technologies can be used in the context of Public Health Surveillance through decentralized sharing of genomic data. A brief analysis of why blockchain technologies are needed in public health is presented together with a distinction between public and private blockchains. Finally, a proposal for a network of blockchains, using the Cosmos framework, together with decentralized storage systems like IPFS and BigchainDB, is included to address the issues of interoperability in the health sector.

Author of Publication (Name)
Jose Luis Bellod Cisneros , F rank Møller Aarestrup , Ole Lund
Authoring Organization
Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY)
Publication Date
April 11, 2018