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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000084125
Veröffentlicht am 30.07.2018

Rethinking the Meaning of Cloud Computing for Healthcare: A Taxonomic Perspective and Future Research Directions

Gao, Fangjian; Thiebes, Scott; Sunyaev, Ali

Abstract:
Background: Cloud computing is an innovative paradigm that provides users with on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources such as servers, storage, and applications. Researchers claim that information technology (IT) services delivered via the cloud computing paradigm (ie, cloud computing services) provide major benefits for health care. However, due to a mismatch between our conceptual understanding of cloud computing for health care and the actual phenomenon in practice, the meaningful use of it for the health care industry cannot always be ensured. Although some studies have tried to conceptualize cloud computing or interpret this phenomenon for health care settings, they have mainly relied on its interpretation in a common context or have been heavily based on a general understanding of traditional health IT artifacts, leading to an insufficient or unspecific conceptual understanding of cloud computing for health care.

Objective: We aim to generate insights into the concept of cloud computing for health IT research. We propose a taxonomy that can serve as a fundamental mechanism for organizing knowl ... mehr


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Informatik und Formale Beschreibungsverfahren (AIFB)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1438-8871
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-841258
KITopen ID: 1000084125
Erschienen in Journal of medical internet research
Band 20
Heft 7
Seiten e10041
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