Message-Oriented Middleware on the Cloud for Exchanging E-Health Data

Message-Oriented Middleware on the Cloud for Exchanging E-Health Data

Piero Giacomelli (Spac SPA, Italy)
Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-6118-9.ch010

Abstract

Cloud infrastructure has been one of the latest technologies in the e-health sector. Despite many research studies focusing on the privacy of the e-health data stored on the cloud, the ways of exchanging e-health information between client and cloud have not yet been fully addressed. Moving from this initial consideration, in this chapter, the authors evaluate the possibility of using Message-Oriented Middleware (MOMS) for exchanging data between the cloud storage and the remote device used in telemedicine and remote monitoring software. The evaluation is done using a cloud testing environment and a low bandwidth connection modem and a simulation of 50 patients taking a 10 minutes 3Lead EGC test. Some possible future directions on this architecture are suggested as well as some possible improvements.
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Background

Despite the Moore law (Schaller, 1997) first postulated back in 1965, postulating a limit on the individual computing capacity of any computer both from the perspective of CPU, storage capacity, we have seen a computational growth mainly driven by the cloud computing paradigm. Even if the cloud computing involves a wide range of the technological aspect, and even if there is still no wide agreement on a single definition (Armbrust et al., 2010), we could argue that cloud computing is infrastructure both hardware or software that is able to connect various computational devices such as desktop, pc, high performance server, through a communication network.

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