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Survey Paper | Information Technology | Zimbabwe | Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022
The Significance of Cloud Computing in the Healthcare Industry
Velmer Magaya | Monika Gondo 
Abstract: Daily, a large amount of healthcare data is produced. The information is crucial for making decisions and providing patients with the best care. Real-time data collection, storage, and interchange between healthcare institutions are made possible using cloud computing, which is a practical and affordable solution. High throughput and high-volume storage are two characteristics of cloud infrastructure that are crucial for effective data processing of big patient populations. One of the main issues with employing cloud-based healthcare services is security and privacy. For healthcare organizations to use the cloud infrastructure, electronic medical records are a requirement. Healthcare data should be transferred from the conventional paper-based format to the electronic one to keep up with the rapid improvements in information technology and the use of cloud-based services. This essay aims to examine the significance of implementing cloud computing in the healthcare sector, the distribution and deployment methods that can be used, the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing, as well as potential applications and system examples.
Keywords: Cloud Computing, Healthcare System, Software as a Service, SaaS, Platform as a Service, PaaS, Infrastructure as a Service, IaaS
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 12, December 2022,
Pages: 419 - 424