A study on significance of adopting cloud computing paradigm in healthcare sector

Mervat Bamiah, Sarfraz Brohi, Suriayati Chuprat, Jamalul Lail Ab Manan

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Healthcare sector is information critical industry that deals with human lives. Transforming from traditional paper-based to Electronic Health Records (EHRs) was not efficient enough since EHRs require resources, integration, maintenance and high cost implementation. Cloud computing paradigm offers flexible, cost effective, collaborative, multi-tenant infrastructure which assists in transforming electronic healthcare to smart healthcare that consists on the use of latest technologies such as smart mobiles, smart cards, robots, sensors and Tele-health systems via internet on pay-per-use basis for best medical practices. Cloud computing reduces the cost of EHRs in terms of ownership and IT maintenance, also it offers sharing, integration and management of EHRs as well as tracking patients and diseases more efficiently and effectively. This review paper represents the significance and opportunities for implementing cloud computing in healthcare sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2012 International Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management, ICCCTAM 2012
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management 2012 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 8 Dec 201210 Dec 2012
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/6479729/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Cloud Computing Technologies, Applications and Management 2012
Abbreviated titleICCCTAM 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
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  • Cloud Computing
  • Electronic Healthcare
  • Smart Healthcare

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