Title: The factors associating the adoption of cloud computing: an enhancement of the healthcare ecosystem in Malaysia

Authors: Kalai Anand Ratnam; P.D.D. Dominic

Addresses: Department of Computers and Information Science, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 31750, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia ' Department of Computers and Information Science, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, 31750, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia

Abstract: The global healthcare industry is continuing to grow, and it is important to realise that healthcare providers will have to continue to invest in IT-based systems to improve overall operations and cross system communications. The study focuses on the relationships between healthcare providers, IT resources and health insurance providers in determining the adoption of cloud computing. The results obtained as result of this study shows that IT resources significantly influence healthcare providers and health insurance providers. The efficiency and clinical services can be improvised with the adoption of the cloud. The findings of this study are presented with reliability analysis, descriptive, factor loading, regression and correlations for IT capability in healthcare services, structural equation modelling is used to determining the overall model fit. Structural equation modelling (SEM) using AMOS 20.0 is used for model fit testing and SPSS 20.0 is used for analysing the descriptive statistics, hypothesis and assumptions for SEM.

Keywords: healthcare providers; IT resources; information technology; system integration; security; structural equation modelling; SEM; efficiency; Malaysia; cloud computing; healthcare technology; health insurance providers; healthcare services; e-healthcare; electronic healthcare.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2014.063932

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2014 Vol.16 No.4, pp.462 - 479

Published online: 26 Jul 2014 *

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