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
BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS OF CLOUD SERVICES
Functionality and Ease of use
Anytime, Anywhere access from any device
System Performance—Speed, Latency, Availability
Scalability on demand
Cloud Service Provider Perspective