Cloud computing-enabled healthcare opportunities, issues, and applications: a systematic review

Ali, Omar and Shrestha, Anup and Soar, Jeffrey and Wamba, Samuel Fosso (2018) Cloud computing-enabled healthcare opportunities, issues, and applications: a systematic review. International Journal of Information Management, 43. pp. 146-158. ISSN 0268-4012


Cloud computing offers an innovative method of delivering IT services efficiently. Extant literature suggests that cloud technology can enhance the level of services in various industries, including healthcare services. As with any technological innovation, cloud computing should be rigorously evaluated before its widespread adoption. This research study presents a systematic review of scholarly articles of cloud computing in the healthcare sector. We considered 316 articles and filtered down to 88 articles to present a classification framework that has three dimensions: cloud computing-enabled healthcare opportunities, issues, and applications. Implications to future research and practice are highlighted in the areas of value-added healthcare services towards medical decision-making, data security & privacy obligations of cloud service providers, health monitoring features and innovative IT service delivery models using cloud computing.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Published version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2018 05:23
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 05:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: cloud computing, healthcare services, systematic review, classification framework
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2018.07.009

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