Cloud technology and EHR data management

Jonathan Tancer, Aparna S. Varde

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Abstract

Cloud technology today is being leveraged in various aspects of life ranging from entertainment to business. Among its several applications, interesting ones are those in the general field of scientific data management. The data generated here is typically of huge volumes from multiple sources and sharing often becomes imperative for collaboration among professionals and access to users. At the same time, the information involved is usually of a highly sensitive nature posing risks in sharing. In this work, we look closely at the healthcare domain where data was traditionally stored using pen-and-paper and has now shifted to electronic records being stored online. The next paradigm shift would be the storage of healthcare records using cloud technologies. This is precisely the focus of our work. We provide a background of existing cloud services, give details of data management in electronic health records (EHR), explain how cloud services can be useful in EHR data management and discuss the benefits as well as risks involved. We conclude with a list of open issues that present the potential for further research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICIAFS 2012 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability
Pages112-117
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, ICIAFS 2012 - Beijing, China
Duration: 27 Sep 201229 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameICIAFS 2012 - Proceedings: 2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability

Other

Other2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, ICIAFS 2012
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period27/09/1229/09/12

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    Tancer, J., & Varde, A. S. (2012). Cloud technology and EHR data management. In ICIAFS 2012 - Proceedings: 2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (pp. 112-117). [6419891] (ICIAFS 2012 - Proceedings: 2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIAFS.2012.6419891