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Public Health Innovation through Cloud Adoption: A Comparative Analysis of Drivers and Barriers in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore 259772, Singapore
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(1), 334; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010334
Received: 10 December 2020 / Accepted: 18 December 2020 / Published: 5 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Digital Healthcare Innovation)
Governments are increasingly using cloud computing to reduce cost, increase access, improve quality, and create innovations in healthcare. Existing literature is primarily based on successful examples from developed western countries, and there is a lack of similar evidence from Asia. With a population close to 4.5 billion people, Asia faces healthcare challenges that pose an immense burden on economic growth and policymaking. Cloud computing in healthcare can potentially help increase the quality of healthcare delivery and reduce the economic burden, enabling governments to address healthcare challenges effectively and within a short timeframe. Advanced Asian countries such as Japan, South Korea, and Singapore provide successful examples of how cloud computing can be used to develop nationwide databases of electronic health records; real-time health monitoring for the elderly population; genetic database to support advanced research and cancer treatment; telemedicine; and health cities that drive the economy through medical industry, tourism, and research. This article examines these countries and identifies the drivers and barriers of cloud adoption in healthcare and makes policy recommendations to enable successful public health innovations through cloud adoption. View Full-Text
Keywords: cloud adoption; public health; technology; healthcare; innovation; government; Asia cloud adoption; public health; technology; healthcare; innovation; government; Asia
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Raghavan, A.; Demircioglu, M.A.; Taeihagh, A. Public Health Innovation through Cloud Adoption: A Comparative Analysis of Drivers and Barriers in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 334. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010334

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Raghavan A, Demircioglu MA, Taeihagh A. Public Health Innovation through Cloud Adoption: A Comparative Analysis of Drivers and Barriers in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(1):334. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010334

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Raghavan, Aarthi; Demircioglu, Mehmet A.; Taeihagh, Araz. 2021. "Public Health Innovation through Cloud Adoption: A Comparative Analysis of Drivers and Barriers in Japan, South Korea, and Singapore" Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 18, no. 1: 334. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18010334

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