A Survey on Applications of Cloud Computing in Healthcare Essay

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A Survey on Applications of Cloud Computing in Healthcare

|Ayesha Asif |………. |Noorulain Ashraf |
|Department of Software Engineering |Department of Software Engineering |Department of Software Engineering |
|Fatima Jinnah Women University |Fatima Jinnah Women University |Fatima Jinnah Women University |
|Rawalpindi, Pakistan |Rawalpindi, Pakistan |Rawalpindi, Pakistan |
|Ayesh_15_94@yahoo.com |abc@xyz.com
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Anything that involves the delivery of technological services over the Internet is generally termed as cloud computing (the services can be accessed on-demand, anytime, anywhere on pay-per-use basis from a shared pool of configurable computing resources with minimal management effort) [6]. It provides unlimited storage space to store the information online in the cloud. It also provides the functionality of resource sharing which can increase the computing power and it is very economical. Cloud computing is applicable on different fields such as industry, business, transportation, education, national security and healthcare.

We will discuss the application of cloud computing in healthcare in this research study. With the modern information technology, the need of improving medical services and healthcare in a low cost is very important aspect. For this purpose cloud computing seems to be the best which enables data storage, update and retrieval of information related to healthcare. By storing the data in cloud it is easy to access the data of patients, identify diseases and medicines, and to manage the patient’s health records and medical images.

As healthcare is a vast field, cloud computing can play an important role in it. In rural areas, due to unavailability of specialized doctors and resources it is not

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