The Scientific World Journal

Cloud Computing Based Systems for Healthcare

Publishing date
28 Feb 2014
Submission deadline
20 Dec 2013

1SRH Hochschule Berlin University, Berlin, Germany

2Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

3Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration, Berlin, Germany

Cloud Computing Based Systems for Healthcare


Cloud computing is getting an increasing attention and represents nowadays one of the most important research topics in computing science. Cloud computing refers to both the applications delivered as services over the Internet and the hardware and software systems within the data centers which provide those services (Armbrust et al., 2010). Cloud is now seen as a valid strategy, and specific applications based on these technologies have become widespread.

Healthcare, as with any other service operation, has been impacted by cloud computing phenomenon. And the literature reported both benefits and challenges of cloud computing in the area. However, the evolving nature of science and technology creates new scenarios that must be studied using interdisciplinary and holistic means.

The focus of the special issue is intended to be integral for cloud computing in healthcare, focusing not only on the IT side of the phenomenon, but also on the managerial and the health practitioner sides. The literature reported several studies in the area, but a whole set of coherent articles describing these issues in a single source of information have not been compiled yet. Thus, topics covering industrial issues/applications and academic research into the topic will be included. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Internet of Things cloud ecosystems in healthcare
  • Mobile cloud computing healthcare information management
  • Wireless body area networks combined with cloud computing in healthcare
  • Pervasive e-health and assisted living services enabled by cloud computing
  • Deep knowledge discovery from health cloud data
  • Big data in the cloud challenges for healthcare
  • Trust, privacy, and security issues in cloud computing for healthcare
  • Decision support systems for healthcare in cloud environments
  • Cloud governance in health environments
  • Personal health record and payer-based health records solutions enabled by the cloud
  • Public, private, community, and hybrid cloud scenarios in healthcare
  • Hardware platforms for cyber-physical systems in healthcare
  • Smart sensor systems and miniaturized devices in e-health applications

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  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 692619
  • - Editorial

Cloud Computing Based Systems for Healthcare

Vladimir Stantchev | Ricardo Colomo-Palacios | Michael Niedermayer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 859279
  • - Research Article

Cloud Based Metalearning System for Predictive Modeling of Biomedical Data

Milan Vukićević | Sandro Radovanović | ... | Miroslav Minović
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 659364
  • - Research Article

Usalpharma: A Cloud-Based Architecture to Support Quality Assurance Training Processes in Health Area Using Virtual Worlds

Francisco J. García-Peñalvo | Juan Cruz-Benito | ... | Ana Martín-Suárez
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 145803
  • - Research Article

A Cloud-Based X73 Ubiquitous Mobile Healthcare System: Design and Implementation

Zhanlin Ji | Ivan Ganchev | ... | Xueji Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 150696
  • - Research Article

SAMuS: Service-Oriented Architecture for Multisensor Surveillance in Smart Homes

Sofie Van Hoecke | Ruben Verborgh | ... | Rik Van de Walle
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 981207
  • - Research Article

An Expert Fitness Diagnosis System Based on Elastic Cloud Computing

Kevin C. Tseng | Chia-Chuan Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 524659
  • - Research Article

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

Ronald Glasberg | Michael Hartmann | ... | Franz Hessel
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 146970
  • - Review Article

Proposal for a Security Management in Cloud Computing for Health Care

Knut Haufe | Srdan Dzombeta | Knud Brandis
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