Intensified research and innovation and rapid uptake of new tools, interventions, and strategies are crucial to fight Tuberculosis, the world’s deadliest infectious disease. The sharing of health data remains a significant challenge. Data consumers must be able to verify the consistency and integrity of data. Solutions based on distributed ledger technologies may be adequate, where each member in a network holds a unique credential and stores an identical copy of the ledger and contributes to the collective process of validating and certifying digital transactions.
This work proposes a mechanism and presents a use case in Digital Health to allow the verification of integrity and immutability of TB electronic health records.
IOTA was selected as a supporting tool due to its data immutability, traceability and tamper-proof characteristics.
A mechanism to verify the integrity of data through hash functions and the IOTA network is proposed. Then, a set of TB related information systems was integrated with the network.
IOTA technology offers performance and flexibility to enable a reliable environment for electronic health records.
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