Cloud Computing and Healthcare Sector

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International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing A Monthly Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology

ISSN 2320–088X
IJCSMC, Vol. 2, Issue. 5, May 2013, pg.238 – 243 RESEARCH ARTICLE

M. Tech Scholar, Al-Falah School of Engg and Tech., Dhauj, Faridabad-121004, Haryana, India M. Tech Scholar, Al-Falah School of Engg and Tech., Dhauj, Faridabad-121004, Haryana, India 3 Senior Lecturer (Computer Science and Engg), Al-Falah School of Engg and Tech., Dhauj, Faridabad-121004, Haryana, India 2 1 1

Atiya Parveen1, Sobia Habib2, Waseem Ahmad3; 2; 3

Abstract— Cloud computing is the fastest growing field in Information Technology sector. Cost reduction, flexibility, scalable and sustainable, increased efficiency, reliability, usage defined payment and enhanced mobility are some of the features of cloud computing. The robustness and security of Cloud is increasing such that it could now be used in healthcare sector very easily. As in healthcare sector data privacy and security are of high importance. Right information at right time saves lives. But with the new opportunities come few risk too like Data security risks, the risk of loss of data and risk of system unavailability. We see that the information system of hospitals in India not very well managed, they have somewhat rare information. Cloud helps its client with the latest technologies but at a very low price. Client has to pay only for what he uses with minimum resource. The cloud is not about technology, it is the abstraction of technology for delivering pure services. This work proposes a solution based on cloud computing implemented for hospital systems having as a result a better management, high speed for the medical process, and increased quality of the medical services. In this paper we have analyzed the implementation of cloud computing in Indian healthcare sector. Cloud computing technology is still new but promises a revolution in the entire connected areas. Key Terms: - Cloud computing; e-Health; cloud and health care I. INTRODUCTION Cloud computing is internet-based computing, where shared servers provide computing power, storage, development platforms or software to computers and other devices on demand. This frequently takes the form of cloud services, such as ‘Infrastructure as a Service’ (IaaS), ‘Platform as a Service (PaaS)’ or ‘Software as a Service’ (SaaS). Users can access web-based tools or applications through a web browser or via a cloud-based resource like storage or computer power as if they were installed locally, eliminating the need to install and run the application on the customer’s own computers and simplifying maintenance and support. There are several possible deployment models for clouds, the most important being public, private and hybrid.[1] Cloud computing is the fastest growing field that provides many different services, which are provided on demand of the client over the web. Cloud computing is based on the model of pay-as-you-go. This gives the user cost reduction, fast and easy way to deploy the applications. Cloud computing usage in the Information Support Systems will facilitate businesses to run smoothly and efficiently. A number of virtual machines and applications can be managed very easily using a cloud. With the use of cloud in businesses will © 2013, IJCSMC All Rights Reserved


Atiya Parveen et al, International Journal of Computer Science and Mobile Computing Vol.2 Issue. 5, May- 2013, pg. 238-243

not only save the cost of staff required to maintain servers, but will also require lesser servers and with that less power consumption. [2] The most important sector which requires a lot of information, data and computing power is healthcare system. Doctors require medical history of the patients in critical times and...
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