Application of Fog Computing, Internet of Things, and Blockchain Technology in Healthcare Industry

  • Anubhav Srivastava
  • Prachi Jain
  • Bramah Hazela
  • Pallavi Asthana
  • Syed Wajahat Abbas Rizvi
Part of the Signals and Communication Technology book series (SCT)


As healthcare industry is growing the major concerns are storage of healthcare data including medical and nonmedical data, accessing of data, and data security. The healthcare sector is one of the fastest developing sectors that focus on medical and nonmedical entities of the system like patients and doctors, medical equipment and drugs manufacturers, medical insurance facilities providers, etc. In parallel, it also includes multiple sectors. This chapter discussed the amalgamation of fog computing, blockchain, and Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare. Fog computing extends the capability of cloud computing that works between the cloud and end user devices called IoT devices to perform operations such as computation, storage, and communication over the Internet. It provides better data storage facilities with real-time access, lower latency, higher response, better fault tolerance, secure and conceal environment. In IoT, conglomerate devices are interconnected and fragments IoT system into five layers such as fog, access, data interface, application, and security layers. To provide better security of the data in healthcare environment, we discussed blockchain technology and consensus mechanism. This research focuses on the usefulness of technologies for existing patients and normal users and improves the services of healthcare industry.


Fog computing Internet of Things Latency rate Fault tolerance Quality of service Encryption schemes Blockchain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anubhav Srivastava
    • 1
  • Prachi Jain
    • 1
  • Bramah Hazela
    • 1
  • Pallavi Asthana
    • 1
  • Syed Wajahat Abbas Rizvi
    • 1
  1. 1.Amity School of Engineering & TechnologyAmity UniversityLucknowIndia

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