Cloud Computing Systems and Applications in Healthcare

Cloud Computing Systems and Applications in Healthcare

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Medicine & Healthcare for 2019.

Chintan M. Bhatt (Charotar University of Science & Technology, India) and S. K. Peddoju (Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: August, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 282
ISBN13: 9781522510024|ISBN10: 1522510028|EISBN13: 9781522510031|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1002-4


The implementation of cloud technologies in healthcare is paving the way to more effective patient care and management for medical professionals around the world. As more facilities start to integrate cloud computing into their healthcare systems, it is imperative to examine the emergent trends and innovations in the field.

Cloud Computing Systems and Applications in Healthcare features innovative research on the impact that cloud technology has on patient care, disease management, and the efficiency of various medical systems. Highlighting the challenges and difficulties in implementing cloud technology into the healthcare field, this publication is a critical reference source for academicians, technology designers, engineers, professionals, analysts, and graduate students.

Topics Covered

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

  • Adaptive Cloud Technology
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Crypto-Watermarking System
  • Data Security
  • Data Sharing
  • Neuro-fuzzy systems
  • Wireless Infrastructure

Reviews and Testimonials

Computer scientists and engineers and information technology specialists review recent developments in cloud computing and their application in healthcare. Their topics include cloud based wireless infrastructure for health monitoring, an adaptive cloud prototype model for healthcare systems using software-defined networks, big data analytics for monitoring childhood pneumonia, data protection and security in social media, a methodological evaluation of a crypto-watermarking system for medical images, and a personalized neuro-fuzzy expert system for determining nutrient requirements.

– Protoview Reviews

This volume in the Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administrationn (AHISA) book series merges the rapidly evolving worlds of healthcare and intelligence technology to examine the variety of ways in which cloud computing (i.e., using remote rather than personal computer storage and processing) can enhance a number of healthcare management systems. Eleven chapters work to distill compelling research that exposes the ideas and issues surrounding the complex overhaul of these systems that have been in place for years.
Like other titles in the series, chapters begin with an abstract to summarize the impetus for the research to follow. Chapters may also include background, detailed objectives, methodology, and more. Information is generally presented in concise paragraphs aided by the occasional use of such things as bullet points, tables, headings and subheadings, and key terms and definitions. End pages compile each chapter’s references, offer brief contributor biographies, and include an index.
Specific topics are covered in such chapters as "Cloud Based Wireless Infrastructure for Health Monitoring"; "Trust, Privacy Issues in Cloud Based Healthcare Services"; and "A Methodological Evaluation of Crypto-Watermarking Systems for Medical Images." While some chapters point to the risks of cloud computing, such as data security, other chapters reveal the promise of adapting the cutting-edge technology of the cloud for use in such instances as medical imagery and disease monitoring.
The highly specialized language and technical concepts target the material in this book to those working within the healthcare or intelligence technology communities. However, educators, engineers, students, administrators, programmers, and many others can benefit from its research as well.

– ARBA Staff Reviewer

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Chintan Bhatt (Ph.D.) is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Computer Engineering department, Chandubhai S. Patel Institute of Technology, CHARUSAT. He is a member of IEEE, EAI, ACM, CSI, AIRCC (Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center) and IAENG (International Association of Engineers). His areas of interest include Internet of Things, Data Mining, Web Mining, Networking, Security Mobile Computing, Big Data and Software Engineering. He has more than 5 years of teaching experience and research experience, having good teaching and research interests. He has chaired a track in CSNT 2015 and ICTCS 2014. He has been working as Reviewer in Wireless Communications, IEEE (Impact Factor-6.524) and Internet of Things Journal, IEEE, Knowledge-Based Systems, Elsevier (Impact Factor-2.9) Applied Computing and Informatics, Elsevier and Mobile Networks and Applications, Springer. He has delivered an expert talk on "Internet of Things" at Broadcast Engineering Society Doordarshan, Ahmedabad on 30/09/2015. He has been awarded Faculty with Maximum Publication in CSIC Award and Paper Presenter Award at International Conference in CSI-2015, held at New Delhi.
Sateesh K. Peddoju has an overall professional experience of nearly 18 years and working currently with Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India. His areas of research include Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing and their Security Issues. He obtained his Master’s and Doctoral degrees from Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is contributing to the society through various International/National Technical societies such as ACM, IEEE, IEEE CS, DMTF and CSI. He is acting as Vice-Chair for IEEE Computer Society, India Council and Faculty Sponsor for ACM IITR Students Chapter. He is also the Faculty Advisor for Software Development Section of Hobbies Club at IIT Roorkee. IBM has honored him with Shared University Research Award for the year 2013. He is also honored with Best Teacher Award when he was working with a private engineering college. He secured University 4th rank in his Master’s degree. His research contribution is demonstrated by his various publications (over 50) through standard publishers like ACM/IEEE/Springer/Elsevier, some received awards, including peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is executing sponsored projects of total worth around 50 lakhs. He is the editorial board member for several journals and reviewer for popular journals from Elsevier, Springer, Inderscience and IGI Global. He is also editing a book on Cloud Computing Systems and Applications in Healthcare to be published by IGI Global. He has wide experience inConference/Workshop management at the capacity of General Chair/Program Chair/Session Chair/TPC/Keynote Speaker. He has been the expert committee member at national level including DOEACC (now, NIELIT) and for several universities like Uttarakhand Technical University and Mahamaya Technical University. He is also Board of Studies member for “Electronics and Computers” courses for Jawaharlal Technological University, Anantapur. So far, he has supervised 30+ M.Tech projects, 35+ B.Tech projects. Currently, he is supervising 9 Ph.D students out of which 2 students have already submitted the thesis. He has visited several countries like United States, United Kingdom, and South Korea. He has very high network of collaborations throughout the world across several universities. He has been teaching several courses like Cloud Computing, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Advanced Computer Networks, Network Security, and Operating Systems at UG and PG level students.