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The influence of cloud computing on the healthcare industry: a review of applications, opportunities, and challenges for the CIO

Pires, I.M.P. ; Morais, D. ; Pinto, F. ; Garcia, N. M. ; Gouveia, A.

Procedia Computer Science Vol. 203, Nº 0, pp. 714 - 720, August, 2022.

ISSN (print): 0000-2010
ISSN (online): 1877-0509

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Digital Object Identifier: 10.1016/j.procs.2022.07.106

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The provision of health care is an area that is excessively dependent on the access, processing, analysis, sharing, and storage of data between different stakeholders. Consequently, cloud computing has been adopted in the most diverse areas (e.g., telemedicine, information management, bioinformatics) as a promising model in responding to this need, offering numerous advantages and opportunities. However, the massive migration of the sector to this new paradigm remains far from being achieved. Essential questions and challenges remain unanswered, and the Chief Information Officer (CIO) proves to be a fundamental agent for change to happen. This paper describes a literature review based on 17 survey and systematic review articles published between 2010 and 2021 on the applications, opportunities, and challenges of adopting cloud computing in the health sector. The results discussed may imply different strategies in CIOs' decision-making and contribute to organizational success in this context.