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How Small and Medium Healthcare Assistance Structures Should Leverage Cloud Computing Technology for Optimizing Their Processes and Reducing Costs

  • Gustavo Barresi
  • Massimo Villari
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation book series (LNISO, volume 2)

Abstract

Cloud Computing is becoming the most famous buzz term in the IT world. It is causing a high level of expectation for Quality Of Life improvements that may derive from its wide usage on more human activities. In the near future, also IT in the healthcare scenarios should deal with Cloud Computing. However for hospitals, medical centers, healthcare assistance structures it is not easy at all to deploy all services on cloud due to the Security and Private constrains. Looking at efforts recently pursued from World Wide IT standardization boards, a markable convergence on cloud standards is noticed, thus for encouraging the cloud adoptions in many fields. We strongly believe even the healthcare contexts might benefit of clouds. This chapter represents the description of a first approach of Cloud Resources utilization in the context of e-Health management. In particular a real use case is described where to provide basic solutions easily applicable in more similar scenarios.

Keywords

e-Health Cloud computing Datacenter optimization Medical cares 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MessinaMessinaItaly

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