Case Study: Moving Towards an e-health Platform to Store NHS Patient Information in the Cloud

Buchanan, W., Fan, L., Ekonomou, E., Lo, O., Thuemmler, C. (2012, ). Case Study: Moving Towards an e-health Platform to Store NHS Patient Information in the Cloud . Paper presented at Cloud Computing in the Public Sector: The Way Forward, London.


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Abstract

Case Study: Moving Towards an e-health Platform to Store NHS Patient Information in the Cloud

The NHS pilot scheme to store patient information in the Cloud
How can the health sector can gain greater value from its infrastructure by moving services into the cloud
Harnessing maximum benefits out of cloud computing
What will make cloud services compelling for every NHS organisation?
Increasing operational efficiency and reducing costs in the health sector
Providing NHS patients with complete control over their medical records and the power to decide who can access their data
Overcoming the security and confidentiality problems
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Authors

William Buchanan
Director of CDCS
w.buchanan@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2759
Lu Fan
Senior Research Fellow
l.fan@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2438
Christoph Thuemmler
Professor
c.thuemmler@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2758
Elias Ekonomou
Lecturer
E.Ekonomou@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455 2789
Owen Lo
Research Fellow
o.lo@napier.ac.uk
+44 131 455

Areas of Expertise

Cyber-Security
Electronic information now plays a vital role in almost every aspect of our daily lives. So the need for a secure and trustworthy online infrastructure is more important than ever. without it, not only the growth of the internet but our personal interactions and the economy itself could be at risk.
eHealth
The way healthcare is delivered changes rapidly. The reasons are demographic and societal changes, austerity and rapid progressive technologies. Care models are shifting from specialist oriented hospital based to distributed, patient centred care.