Towards utilizing cloud health information systems: A proposed model

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Abstract

It is commonly perceived that the value of healthcare services constantly increases in developing and developed countries to which healthcare providers are currently becoming more challenging. Consequently, taking on advanced health information systems to reduce healthcare cost and improve overall health quality is imminent in countries that are still in service utilization stage llke Iraq. Ths as a result, led researchers to consider the potential of cloud computing as a prominent technological solution for providing the necessaq platform for health information technology services to be tramformed and managed over the internet. This allows the healthcare professionals to access, manage and retrieve patient's health records in a reliable and flexible way. However, cloud computing has also introduced a set of challenges in healthcare contexts whichvaried from one country to another depending on its current technological state and resources. The researchers shed light on these challenges in the present study by surveying the literature about the current antecedents that may face the Iraqi health sector to utilize cloud health information systems. The literature showedthat uslng other models is not recommended as it implies different needs that make it difficult to fit certain cultural or geographcal condtiom as it in Iraq. As a result, this research proposed a model of utilizing cloud health information systems in Iraq. The organizational structure and system factors have been investigated as the main antecedents that may affect the perception of the healthcare professionals (indwiduals) towards utilizing cloud services in their hospitals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8397-8408
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Volume12
Issue numberSpecialissue8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Cloud health information system and model
  • Commonly perceived healthcare services constantly
  • Health informatics
  • Health information system

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Towards utilizing cloud health information systems : A proposed model. / Meri, A.; Hasan, Mohammad Khatim; Mohd Satar, Nurhizam Safie.

In: Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 12, No. Specialissue8, 01.01.2017, p. 8397-8408.

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