Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery

Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery

Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Greece & P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece) and Anastasia N. Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
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Release Date: June, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 342
ISBN13: 9781466661189|ISBN10: 1466661186|EISBN13: 9781466661196|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6118-9


Software applications once held on local computers and servers are beginning to shift to the public Internet sphere, and private health information is no exception. The likelihood of placing once restricted and private health records “in the cloud” is increasing.

Cloud Computing Applications for Quality Health Care Delivery focuses on cloud technologies that could affect quality in the healthcare field. Leading experts in this area offer their knowledge and contribute to the demystification of healthcare in the Cloud. This publication will prove to be a useful tool for undergraduate and graduate students of healthcare quality and management, healthcare managers, and industry professionals.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption of Cloud Services
  • Benefits and Drawbacks
  • Cloud Perspective for HIPAA and HITECH
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Cloud-Based Systems
  • Definition, Features, and Types of Cloud Services
  • Healthcare Cloud Computing
  • Web Services

Reviews and Testimonials

Computer and software engineers, information scientists and medical specialists explore possibilities, limitations, and dangers of using cloud computing in health care. Among their topics are whether cloud computing can promote down-to-earth evaluation of disease and healthcare, efficient healthcare integrity assurance in the cloud with incremental cryptography and trusted computing, sharing medical information by means of using intelligent agents and cloud computing, message-oriented middleware on the cloud for exchanging electronic health data, and cloud computing for cytopathologists.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Anastasius Moumtzoglou is an Executive Board Member of the European Society for Quality in HealthCare (ESQH) and President of the Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in HealthCare (HSQSH). He holds a BA in Economics (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), MA in Health Services Management (National School of Public Health), MA in Macroeconomics (The University of Liverpool), and PhD in Economics (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). He works for 'P. & A. Kyriakou' Children's Hospital and teaches the module of quality at the graduate and postgraduate level. He has written three books, which are the only ones in the Greek references. He has also served as a scientific coordinator and researcher in Greek and European research programs. In 2004, he was declared “Person of Quality in Healthcare,” with respect to Greece. His research interests include healthcare management, quality, knowledge management, pensions, and the dualism of the labor market.
Anastasia N. Kastania, Ph.D., received her B.Sc. in Mathematics and her Ph.D degree in Medical Informatics from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She works in the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece since 1987. Research productivity is summarized in various articles (monographs or in collaboration with other researchers) in international journals, international conferences proceedings, international book series and international books chapters. She has more than twenty years teaching experience in University programs and she is the writer of many didactic books. She also has ten years experience as Researcher in National and European Research Projects. Research interests are telemedicine and e-health, e-learning, bioinformatics, tele-epidemiology, mathematical modeling and statistics, web engineering, quality engineering and reliability engineering.