SHARIF: Solid Pod-Based Secured Healthcare Information Storage and Exchange Solution in Internet of Things

Hemant Ghayvat*, Munish Sharma, Prosanta Gope, Pradip K. Sharma

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The recent development has enlightened health informatics on the Internet of medical Things (IoT) 5.0. Healthcare services have seen greater acceptance of information and communications technology (ICT) in recent years; in light of the increasing volume of patient data, the traditional way of storing data in physical files has eventually moved to a digital alternative such as electronic health record (EHR). However, conventional healthcare data systems are plagued with a single point of failure, security issues, mutable logging, and inefficient methods to retrieve healthcare records. Social linked data (Solid) has been developed as a decentralized technology to alter digital data sharing and ownership for its users radically. However, Solid alone cannot address all the security issues posed to data exchange and storage. Present research combines two decentralized technologies, Solid ecosystem and blockchain technology, to tackle all potential security issues using solidity-based smart contracts, thereby providing a secure patient-centric design for the complex under developing EHR data exchange.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5609-5618
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Issue number8
Early online date6 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2022


  • Blockchain technology
  • decentralization
  • healthcare data
  • social linked data (Solid) personal online datastores (POD)
  • solidity


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