At the end of 2019, a severe respiratory syndrome named COVID-19 is started to be transmitted in the world and it has rapidly spread to a global pandemic. Every day, a series of data are collected for real-time monitoring of the development of this pandemic. The data validation and the verification are becoming very important to manage the pandemic and give recommendations to the people. Nevertheless, sometimes, it is not possible to guarantee the truthfulness of such data and some information may be lost during collection. Due to its characteristics, the Blockchain technology can become an important support to face the COVID-19 pandemic. In this regard, the aim of this research is to propose a literature review to understand how the blockchain technology has been used for health care and supply chain management to guarantee an efficient tracing, tracking, and monitoring solution, ensure a transparent and safe data transmission, and to delineate the emerging future research directions.

Blockchain and Its Application to Manage the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Literature Review

Turino, Maria Antonietta
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Rinaldi, Marta;Macchiaroli, Roberto
2022

Abstract

At the end of 2019, a severe respiratory syndrome named COVID-19 is started to be transmitted in the world and it has rapidly spread to a global pandemic. Every day, a series of data are collected for real-time monitoring of the development of this pandemic. The data validation and the verification are becoming very important to manage the pandemic and give recommendations to the people. Nevertheless, sometimes, it is not possible to guarantee the truthfulness of such data and some information may be lost during collection. Due to its characteristics, the Blockchain technology can become an important support to face the COVID-19 pandemic. In this regard, the aim of this research is to propose a literature review to understand how the blockchain technology has been used for health care and supply chain management to guarantee an efficient tracing, tracking, and monitoring solution, ensure a transparent and safe data transmission, and to delineate the emerging future research directions.
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