Unlock the potential: unveiling the untapped possibilities of blockchain technology in revolutionizing Internet of Medical Things-based environments through systematic review and future research propositions

Samadhiya, Ashutosh, Kumar, Anil, Garza-Reyes, Jose Arturo, Luthra, Sunil and Olmo García, Francisco del (2024) Unlock the potential: unveiling the untapped possibilities of blockchain technology in revolutionizing Internet of Medical Things-based environments through systematic review and future research propositions. Information Sciences, 661 (120140). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0020-0255

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Abstract / Description

The Internet of Medical Things (IoMTs) has rapidly gained popularity recently, and the need for self-health assessment and the resulting reduction in treatment waiting periods have sped up the usage of IoMTs. Unfortunately, the growing usage of IoMTs has also brought up issues that have unintended effects, including a lack of data management, an unsafe network environment, privacy and security concerns. To address the problems with IoMT applications, distributed ledger technology, which forms the basis of blockchain technology (BCT), has emerged as a practical solution. The utility of BCT to support IoMT-based settings has been demonstrated by academic research. However, no analysis of the literature has been performed to comprehend BCT performance in IoMT scenarios. Therefore, the present study offers a thorough literature review of 182 studies on the use of BCT in an IoMT environment, drawn from 70 pioneering journals included in the WoS database. It also outlines recommendations for future research areas. This study adds to the body of literature in three main ways using a mix of bibliographic and content analysis. It starts out by outlining the structure of how BCT works in an IoMT setting. Secondly, it provides a roadmap that takes into account the factors that might aid in BCT proliferation in IoMT situations. Thirdly, the paper outlines the prerequisites for BCT's effective adoption and use in an IoMT environment. The implications of the recognized clusters and the factors influencing the properties and outcomes of BCT are covered in the article's conclusion. This is the first effort to investigate BCT's function within the context of the IoMT environment; this has become crucial since BCT has developed popularity in IoMT contexts. The article highlights many aspects that may help to improve comprehension of this important issue by utilizing the provided outline as a guide and identifying major knowledge gaps.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: ©2024. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Blockchain Technology; Internet of Medical Things; IoT in healthcare; Healthcare sector.
Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 650 Management & auxiliary services
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Depositing User: Anil Kumar
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2024 09:41
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2024 13:08
URI: https://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/9054

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