Title: Cloud computing in healthcare - a vision, challenges and future directions

Authors: Balkrishna E. Narkhede; Rakesh D. Raut; Vaibhav S. Narwane; Bhaskar B. Gardas

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, NITIE, Powai, Mumbai, 400087 Maharashtra, India ' Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management, National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Vihar Lake, NITIE, Powai, Mumbai, 400087 Maharashtra, India ' Department of Production Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), H.R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, 400019 Maharashtra, India ' Department of Production Engineering, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), H.R. Mahajani Marg, Matunga, Mumbai, 400019 Maharashtra, India

Abstract: In the era of cloud computing (CC), many organisations have successfully adopted and leveraged CC capabilities to improve their business performance and economic performance. However, past literature on CC has put the limited focus on cloud-healthcare domain. In this context, this paper aims to provide a systematic literature review of cloud computing in healthcare (CCH) capabilities, usages, and other challenges across countries over a period of the healthcare industry. The paper presents the bibliometric analysis of research papers of 750 found on CC from 2011 to 2017 and after scrutinising 81 articles were considered for the review, which was related to CCH. This article contributes to theorising CC capabilities in the context of healthcare and provides future direction of research in this field.

Keywords: cloud computing; healthcare; Health 4.0; cloud health issues; big-data analytics.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2020.10014789

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2020 Vol.34 No.1, pp.1 - 39

Received: 01 Feb 2018
Accepted: 24 May 2018

Published online: 21 Apr 2020 *

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