Hong-Ning Dai, Muhammad Imran, Noman Haider
IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 3, Pages 52 - 57, 2020
Publication year: 2020


We are experiencing an unprecedented healthcare crisis caused by newly-discovered corona-virus disease (COVID-19). The outbreaks of COVID-19 reveal the frailties of existing healthcare systems. Therefore, the digital transformation of healthcare systems becomes an inevitable trend. During this process, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) plays a crucial role while intrinsic vulnerabilities of security and privacy deter the wide adoption of IoMT. In this article, we present a blockchain-enabled IoMT to address the security and privacy concerns of IoMT systems. We also discuss the solutions brought by blockchain-enabled IoMT to COVID-19 from five different perspectives. Moreover, we outline the open challenges and future directions of blockchain-enabled IoMT.

   author={Hong-Ning Dai and Muhammad Imran and Noman Haider},
   journal={IEEE Internet of Things Magazine}, 
   title={Blockchain-enabled Internet of Medical Things to Combat COVID-19}, 
   pages={52 - 57},

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