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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 524659, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/524659
Research Article

Risks and Crises for Healthcare Providers: The Impact of Cloud Computing

SRH Hochschule Berlin, 10587 Berlin, Germany

Received 20 December 2013; Accepted 15 January 2014; Published 20 February 2014

Academic Editors: R. Colomo-Palacios, M. Niedermayer, and V. Stantchev

Copyright © 2014 Ronald Glasberg et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We analyze risks and crises for healthcare providers and discuss the impact of cloud computing in such scenarios. The analysis is conducted in a holistic way, taking into account organizational and human aspects, clinical, IT-related, and utilities-related risks as well as incorporating the view of the overall risk management.