International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing

Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2020, Pages 139 - 151

Performance Analysis of Blockchain-based Access Control Model for Personal Health Record System with Architectural Modelling and Simulation

Authors
Thein Than Thwin, Sangsuree Vasupongayya*
Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
*Corresponding author. Email: vsangsur@coe.psu.ac.th
Corresponding Author
Sangsuree Vasupongayya
Received 11 December 2019, Accepted 10 February 2020, Available Online 22 May 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijndc.k.200515.002How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Security, cryptography, palladio model, health records
Abstract

The Personal Health Record (PHR) could be seen as a preventive care solution to the incoming aging society. The blockchain-based PHR system has been proposed recently to enhance the security and privacy for the PHR data. Consequently, the performance becomes a concern for blockchain-PHR integration because of the blockchain performance issues in the past. Thus, this article presents the performance analysis of the blockchain-based PHR system to ensure the usability in practice. The proposed blockchain-based PHR system prototype is implemented and the architectural model for the blockchain-based PHR system is also constructed. The key parameters for the architectural model are extracted from the prototype. Experiments are conducted with various data sizes including 128, 512 KB, 2, 8 and 32 MB. The result shows that storing 32 MB of the PHR data takes 4.84 s and retrieving the same PHR data takes 5.19 s. The result of simulating the architectural model shows that the proposed blockchain-based PHR system can response within 4 min for 60,000 accesses each day. The performance results indicated that the proposed blockchain-based PHR system can work within the emergency response time of 8 min and it is usable with an efficient computational cost. Further evaluation on the distributed design of the proposed blockchain-based PHR system is planned for our future work.

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Journal
International Journal of Networked and Distributed Computing
Volume-Issue
8 - 3
Pages
139 - 151
Publication Date
2020/05
ISSN (Online)
2211-7946
ISSN (Print)
2211-7938
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ijndc.k.200515.002How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 The Authors. Published by Atlantis Press SARL.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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