Cloud Service Platform: Hospital Information eXchange(HIX)

Cloud Service Platform: Hospital Information eXchange(HIX)

Fang Zhiyuan (Business School, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China) and Wei Li (Business School, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China)
DOI: 10.4018/jisss.2013070104
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Abstract

Health Information eXchange (HIX) is a part of Happiness Cloud Service Platform of Happiness Guangdong in Guangdong Province of China based on innovation of cloud-based business model. This article illustrates the hospital health care business services system based on cloud computing. major business functions of HIX includes integrated mobile medical information services, and mobile health information services. Key cloud service platform capabilities include appointment of HIX registration, doctor-patient interaction and Health Manager System, medical statistical analysis, and the other integrated support module including service platform and platform management provided by two major cloud computing technologies of SaaS and PaaS. Medical cloud services of HIX is an innovative business model for cloud computing, that is, the medical and health services provided to the public going though by cloud computing all over Guangdong Province in China.
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Literature Review

Cloud Computing

Michael Armbrust (2009) pointed out, Cloud Computing, the long-held dream of computing as a utility, has the potential to transform a large part of the IT industry, making software even more attractive as a service and shaping the way IT hardware is designed and purchased. Developers with innovative ideas for new Internet services no longer require the large capital outlays in hardware to deploy their service or the human expense to operate it.

Cloud Computing refers to both the applications delivered as services over the Internet and the hardware and systems software in the datacenters that provide those services. The services themselves have long been referred to as Software as a Service (SaaS). The datacenter hardware and software is what we will call a Cloud. Any application needs a model of computation, a model of storage, and a model of communication. The statistical multiplexing necessary to achieve elasticity and the illusion of infinite capacity requires each of these resources to be virtualized to hide the implementation of how they are multiplexed and shared..

Tim O’Reilly (2009) believes that the future belongs to able to provide immediate information to users of services. Mobile is the key. Background in thedatacenteris a natural model to run in, especially those mashup integration type of service.

Business Model

Li Zhenyong (2010) thinks the business model is to maximize customer value, elements can make the enterprise run internal and external integration, form a complete set of efficient running systems with unique core competitiveness, and through the optimal form to meet customer needs, customer value, at the same time keeps the system reaching profit targets for the overall solution. Henning Kagermann, Weiying Zhang, Hubert Osterle (2010) considers that customer awareness of the value of a historical process of development, from the first cheap and fine products and services, to customers in the process of solution, is a gradual process of gradual close to the real requirements of the customer.

Amit and Zott (2008) describe the business model as an architecture configuration consisted of service elements. It’s designed to make the best use of business opportunities. The framework demonstrates the approach of network operating, composed of companies, suppliers, candidates and customers.

Another scholar Applegate (2010) considered the business model from the perspective of enterprise operating. He argued that business model is the demonstration of complicated business industry.

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