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JCP 2018 Vol.13(11): 1316-1322 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.17706/jcp.13.11.1316-1322

Exploring the Introduction of Cloud Computing into Medical Information Systems

Chen-Lin Lee1, 2
1Department of Business Administration in Nanhua University, Chia-yi, Taiwan, R.O.C.
2Senior Supervisor of Buddhist Dalin Tzu-Chi Hospital, Chia-yi, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Abstract—Cloud computing has matured and has been widely applied. Managers of medical organizations have noted cloud computing features–computational power, storage capacity, high stability, and flexible design—and have begun to assess the possibility of introducing cloud computing into medical information systems. This study simulated and estimated the costs of introducing cloud computing into medical information systems; the simulation results were compared with the estimated costs of self-maintaining medical information systems to explore the feasibility of introducing cloud computing into medical information systems. This study used mathematical functions to construct two models under the conditions of regular occurrence of damage to information appliances and irregular occurrence of damage to information appliances. Functions of the models were derived and solved; the derived optimal values can serve as references for decision makers.

Index Terms—Cloud computing, medical information systems, mathematical functions.

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Cite: Chen-Lin Lee, "Exploring the Introduction of Cloud Computing into Medical Information Systems," Journal of Computers vol. 13, no. 11, pp. 1316-1322, 2018.

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ISSN: 1796-203X
Frequency: Monthly (2006-2014); Bimonthly (Since 2015)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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