Cooperation across Multiple Healthcare Clinics on the Cloud

Abstract : Many healthcare units are creating cloud strategies and migration plans in order to exploit the benefits of cloud based computing. This generally involves collaboration between healthcare specialists and data management researchers to create a new wave of healthcare technology and services. However, in many cases the technology pioneers are ahead of government policies as cloud based storage of healthcare data is not yet permissible in many jurisdictions. One approach is to store anonymised data on the cloud and maintain all identifying data locally. At login time, a simple protocol can be developed to allow clinicians to combine both sets of data for selected patients for the current session. However, the management of off-cloud identifying data requires a framework to ensure sharing and availability of data within clinics and the ability to share data between users in remote clinics. In this paper, we introduce the PACE healthcare architecture which uses a combination of Cloud and Peer-to-Peer technologies to model healthcare units or clinics where off-cloud data is accessible to all, and where exchange of data between remote healthcare units is also facilitated.
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Neil Donnelly, Kate Irving, Mark Roantree. Cooperation across Multiple Healthcare Clinics on the Cloud. 4th International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS), Jun 2014, Berlin, Germany. pp.82-88, ⟨10.1007/978-3-662-43352-2_7⟩. ⟨hal-01287734⟩

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