A new paper was accepted for the 8th ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, and Health Informatics
Electronic medical records (EMRs) contain critical, highly sensitive private healthcare information, and need to be frequently shared among peers. Blockchain provides a shared, immutable and transparent history of all the transactions to build applications with trust, accountability and transparency. This provides a unique opportunity to develop a secure and trustable EMR data management and sharing system using blockchain. In this paper, we discuss our perspectives on blockchain based healthcare data management and present a prototype of a framework for managing and sharing EMR data for cancer patient care.