03. Juni 2019 : Journal paper accepted for publication in the Journal of Medical Internet Research
The journal paper "Towards a Stakeholder-oriented Blockchain-based Architecture for Electronic Health Records" by Jan Heinrich Beinke, Christian Fitte, and Frank Teuteberg has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.
While referring to the already existing scientific discussions on the potentials of blockchain for the use in electronic health records (EHR), the authors identify stakeholder-specific requirements and propose a blockchain-based architecture for EHR. First, three major EHR stakeholder groups and 34 respective requirements were identified. On this basis a five-layer architecture was developed. The subsequent evaluation of the artefact is followed by the discussion of twelve key benefits and twelve key challenges of a blockchain-based architecture for EHR. To address the key challenges, the authors derived five recommendations for action for science and practice.
The "Journal of Medical Internet Research" (JMIR; ISSN 1438-8871, Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in 1999, is the leading health informatics and health services/health policy journal (ranked first by impact factor in these disciplines). According to the Journal Citation Reports the journal has a 2016 impact factor of 4.671, ranking it first out of 22 journals in the category "Medical Informatics" and 4th out of 90 journals in the category "Health Care Sciences & Services". According to a survey among 398 health informatics experts in 2015 to rank the leading journals in the field of health informatics the Journal of Medical Internet Research was ranked as a top tier journal. The "Journal of Medical Internet Research" is one of only two A+ journals according to Serenko, Alexander; Dohan, Michael S; Tan, Joseph (2017). "Global Ranking of Management- and Clinical-centered eHealth Journals" (PDF). Communications of the Association for Information Systems. 41: 198–215.