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SENSIBLE: Sequestered and Synergistic Blockchain Ecosystem    
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  • Meghana Kshirsagar,
  • Gauri Vaidya Vaidya,
  • Yao Yao,
  • Smita Kasar,
  • Ryan Conor
Meghana Kshirsagar
University of Limerick

Corresponding Author:meghana.kshirsagar@ul.ie

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Gauri Vaidya Vaidya
University of Limerick
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Yao Yao
University of Limerick
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Smita Kasar
Marathwada Institute of Technology
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Ryan Conor
University of Limerick
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Healthcare interoperability unfolds the way for personalized healthcare services at a reduced cost. Furthermore, a decentralized system holds the promise to prevent compromises such as cyber-attacks due to data breaches. Hence, there is a need for a framework that seamlessly integrates and shares data across the system stakeholders. We propose SENSIBLE, a blockchain-powered, knowledge-driven data-sharing framework that gives patients complete control of their medical history and can extract rich information hidden in it using knowledge graphs (KGs). By incorporating both blockchain and KGs, we can provide a platform for secure data sharing amongst stakeholders by maintaining data privacy and integrity through data authentication and robust data integration. We present a Proof-of-Concept of the SENSIBLE network with Ethereum to share dynamic knowledge across stakeholders. Dynamic knowledge generation on the blockchain provides a two-fold advantage of cooperation and communication amongst the stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. This leads to operational ease through sharing relevant portions of complex information while also ensuring the isolation of sensitive medical data.
04 May 2022Submitted to Engineering Reports
11 May 2022Submission Checks Completed
11 May 2022Assigned to Editor
14 May 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
04 Jul 2022Editorial Decision: Revise Major
01 Sep 20221st Revision Received
02 Sep 2022Submission Checks Completed
02 Sep 2022Assigned to Editor
02 Sep 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
25 Sep 2022Editorial Decision: Accept
18 Nov 2022Published in Engineering Reports. 10.1002/eng2.12586