Special Issue "Telemedicine and Medical Cloud"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2013
Prof. Dr. Ana D. Cleveland
Department of Library and Information Sciences, University of North Texas, 1155 Union Circle #311068, Denton, TX 76203-5017, USA
Phone: +1 940 565 2445
Fax: +1 940 565 3101
Interests: health information management; bioinformatics; mobile health; information organization
Dr. Ashish Joshi
Department of Health Services Research and Administration, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4341, USA
Phone: +1 402 559 2327
Interests: human centered GeoVisualization; multifaceted informatics; interventions to support chronic care; computer mediated Health Education and Health Promotion; Mobile Health and Telehealth; technology evaluation and health outcomes
Specialized physicians from a large number of health care institutions are providing education, remote diagnosis and second opinion to other health centers that do not have specialized human resources. The evolution of technology creates opportunities to improve telemedicine services. Cloud computing has a revolutionary effect on telemedicine as it facilitates improvement of services any time and anywhere. Many medical professionals are already using advance telehealth application of cloud computing. Cloud computing improve healthcare services all over the world. Most cloud providers offer security mechanisms such as filtering unauthorized users and, auditing abnormal data retrieval actions. Lack of trust remains the major issue that keeps consumers from placing sensitive data in the cloud. This special issue covers both theoretical research and application of telemedicine and medical cloud. We encourage authors to submit their original research articles, work in progress, reviews, and short comments in this field. We also welcome research work that has performed cost analysis using these applications.
Prof. Dr. Ana D. Cleveland
Dr. Ashish Joshi
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Author: Yeona Jang
Affiliation: Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, James Administration Building, 845 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T5, Canada; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Despite a wide range of investments in telemedicine being made within various healthcare settings, adoption of telemedicine in clinical practice is slow, and a large-scale impact from investments appears to be elusive. The benefits of cloud computing include ease of ubiquity, customization of services, sharing of information, and infrastructure on demand. This paper reviews the literature on telemedicine and the state of cloud computing in other industries to identify enablers and obstacles; and use the resulting analysis to propose a multi-disciplinary framework for building a trusted, dependable cloud ecosystem where key components are identified to work together for sustainable telemedicine.
Last update: 24 April 2013