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Cloud-Based Solutions for Healthcare IT

1st Edition

Edited by A. K. Soman

CRC Press

290 pages | 15 B/W Illus.

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Offering an introduction to Cloud-based healthcare IT system, this timely book equips healthcare providers with the background necessary to evaluate and deploy Cloud-based solutions to today’s compliance and efficiency issues. Divided into three sections, it first discusses Cloud Service technologies and business models as well as the pros and cons of Cloud Services as compared to traditional in-house IT solutions. The second reviews applications in healthcare and a review of HIPAA and HITECH provisions. Finally, the book addresses the process of adopting Cloud solutions, including vendor evaluation, migration strategies, and managing transition risks. It concludes with a look at related topics and real-world case studies.

Table of Contents

WHAT ARE CLOUD SERVICES?

The Traditional IT Paradigm

Definition of Cloud Services

Features of Cloud Services

References

BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS OF CLOUD SERVICES

Functionality and Ease of use

Anytime, Anywhere access from any device

System Audits

Business Model

Customized solutions

System Performance—Speed, Latency, Availability

Vendor Lockin

Scalability on demand

Collaboration capability

Cloud Service Provider Perspective

Perceptions

Summary

References

CLOUD TECHNOLOGIES

Browser-based applications

Server

Resource Optimization

The Datacenter

Private Clouds

SaaS Model

References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COM060000
COMPUTERS / Internet / General
MED000000
MEDICAL / General
MED002000
MEDICAL / Administration