Cloud-Based Computing

Mehrdad A. Mizani*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract / Description of output

Cloud computing is a disruptive technological paradigm for providing on-demand access to data and applications from anywhere at any time. Flexible payment models, a familiar Web interface, scalability, and independence from local machines have made cloud computing one of the most popular and fast growing technological advancements. Cloud computing has therefore the potential to improve healthcare delivery and existing health information systems and practices. Examples are as follows: being able to utilize highly scalable computing resources, having remote access to electronic health records via computer or mobile devices, and storing and analyzing data from wearable devices. Despite numerous opportunities of cloud computing, there are still major security, privacy, and regulatory concerns hindering the integration of healthcare services with the cloud environment. This chapter aims to describe the basic concepts of cloud computing and identify its potential applications, benefits, and challenges in healthcare.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKey Advances in Clinical Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationTransforming Health Care through Health Information Technology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780128095256
ISBN (Print)9780128095232
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2017

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Bioinformatics
  • Cloud computing
  • Distributed computing
  • EHR
  • Privacy
  • Security


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