Blockchain is a technology that has been gaining more and more prominence in the digital world. The properties of this technology initially designed for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency demonstrated, from an early age, great potential for applicability in other areas and there are already several industries that benefit from this system. The healthcare sector was not indifferent to the implementation of this technology and the association of blockchain and thealthcare has been the subject of particular interest. Therefore, this article aimed to map the state of the art of Blockchain in healthcare through a bibliometric analysis of publications and citations that contained the keywords “Blockchain” and “Healthcare” in the title, abstract, or keywords, during the period extending from 2008 to the present. Through the Scopus database and its integrated research program, a total of 1584 publications were obtained which allowed the analysis of volume of work and citations, the countries of origin of the publications; and the articles with the greatest impact in the literature. With the analysis of other words or concepts associated with Blockchain and Healthcare, we sought to predict the trend for future investigations. It was possible to confirm the growing interest in this technology and its potential application in healthcare, specially in terms of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Electronic Patient Records (EMR).
|Translated title of the contribution
|Blockchain in healthcare, a bibliometric analysis from 2008 to 2021
|Number of pages
|Gestão e Desenvolvimento
|Published - 30 Jun 2022
- Bibliometric analysis