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Cloud-Based Solutions for Healthcare IT




ISBN 9781578087020
Published March 4, 2011 by CRC Press
290 Pages 15 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

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

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