Neuer Forschungsartikel im Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) veröffentlicht/en
New Research Article Published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)
A new research article “Rethinking the meaning of cloud computing for health care: A taxonomic perspective and future research directions” by Fangjian Gao, Scott Thiebes, and Ali Sunyaev has been published as an open access article in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR).
This research article proposes a taxonomy to specifically conceptualize the term “cloud computing” for health care. By analyzing existing cloud computing services for hospitals and clinics, this article identifies specificities of cloud computing in health care, which challenges our understanding of cloud computing in a common context and from a traditional health IT perspective. In particular, the article reveals that the use of cloud computing services brings more data security and interoperability to health care, cloud computing brings economic benefits to health care organizations only in the long term, and cloud computing focuses on enabling patient-centeredness and supporting collaboration in health care. Based on the industrial specificities, this article suggests valuable directions for future research, including identification of the factors that have industry-specific impacts on cloud adoption/acceptance, explaining the economic results of using cloud computing, and designing and developing cloud computing services that support collaboration in clinical activities.
For more details please use the link to this open access article: http://www.jmir.org/2018/7/e10041/
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