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COVID-19 Contact Tracing Blockchain

The Villanova University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is currently developing a platform to contain COVID-19 by utilizing blockchain, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Internet-of-Things (IoT) technologies to help medical facilities track coronavirus cases globally.  The system uses a private blockchain shared among medical facilities around the world to publish coronavirus test results between doctors on a trusted, immutable ledger.  IoT and AI are used to survey public spaces where high-risk gatherings can take place and trigger alerts over the blockchain.  Such alerts will assist healthcare providers in making strategic, life-saving decisions of how to allocate medical staff and equipment already in short supply. 
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  • COVID-19
  • EHR
  • EMDI
  • FHIR
  • HIE
  • HL7
  • IHE
  • interoperability
  • Blockchain
  • AI
  • IoT
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