Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Azure Data Factory

By: Vineeta Tawney
Azure Data Factory is a cloud-based data integration service that allows you to create data-driven workflows in the cloud for orchestrating and automating data movement and data transformation. Azure Data Factory does not store any data itself.

Data Factory is an enabler for any Cloud projects. In almost any Cloud project you will need to perform data movement activities across various networks (on-premise network and Cloud) and across various services (i.e. from and to close different Azure storages).

Data Factory is particularly a required enabler for organizations who are making their first steps in the Cloud & who thus try to connect on-premise data with the Cloud. For this Azure Data Factory has an Integration Runtime engine, a Gateway service which can be installed on-premise which guarantees performant & secure transfer of data from & to the cloud.

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Cloud or Cloud Computing

Cloud- Tell children how cloud works?

By: Vineeta Tawney


What is Cloud?

Cloud or cloud computing refers to the sharing of resources and information via the internet. The information is stored on the physical server maintained and controlled by the cloud providers. As a user, you can access your stored information on the cloud via internet

If you are using the cloud, instead of storing the information on your own hard drive you can save the same information on cloud online storage. This storage you can access from anywhere and download in your choice of device. You can also edit these stored data like word file. Continue reading

The cloud-based healthcare system

The cloud-based healthcare system

By: Vineeta Tawney

CloudhealthcareTreating the patient who has non-communicable diseases is a big task. This sickness requires continuous monitoring that results in high cost for patients. The answers for this is mobile healthcare where the patient doesn’t need to hospitalize under the observation of caregivers. It is accessible and offers cost-effective monitoring solutions for non-communicable diseases patient.
A cloud computing-based healthcare is a software-as-a-service platform, for providing healthcare information facility with low clinical values, high usability and cost without negotiating safety.
The medical field has vast number of data that needs a very high storing and archiving ability. The process of processing patient’s data can be slow and can cause an incorrect result. Cloud computing can significantly expand the level of healthcare services. Continue reading

Impact of Cloud Computing on healthcare

Impact of Cloud Computing on Healthcare

By: Vineeta Tawney

Figure 1: Impact of cloud computing on healthcare
Before we understand the impact of cloud computing on healthcare, you should know about cloud computing. Cloud computing is the process of storing files, data and records on the Internet, rather than on a computer’s hard drive or other form of offline storage. When this change to online data storage and information housing has been widely adopted across multiple industries, this switch has one of the greatest impacts on Healthcare professionals.
The cloud migration process for healthcare organizations is very challenging since it involves moving tons of data in the form of Patient records, PACS images, Operational and administrative data.
In the healthcare industry, cloud computing is marked by global sharing of electronic medi-records.
There are many ways in which cloud computing can deliver services to healthcare organizations, helping them to better serve their patients and to grow securely. A report was released last year from a consumer advocacy group, with its thoughts on implementation of this technology for safeguarding protected health information (PHI) and for other healthcare uses.
Healthcare is a heavily regulated industry and security is paramount for any organization. Hence, cloud service providers in the healthcare industry must implement strict security norms designed to comply with federal regulations including SEC, SOX and HIPAA. Healthcare organizations all over the world always carry out the required due diligence to make sure that their service vendors have required knowledge and expertise in getting their products certified and help them to be eligible for federal incentives.

Benefits of Cloud Computing for Healthcare Organizations
Cloud computing quickly ramps up revenue initiatives.
Positively impacts business baseline & costs.
Allows business leaders to shed their technology worries so that they can focus on their business.
Another key benefit of the cloud for the healthcare industry is flexibility, as providers can scale resources up or down as needed. The cloud provides real-time and remote access to applications and resources in a way that’s easy to use. Additionally, it reduces the total deployment time of rolling out new applications.
By adopting cloud-computing solutions, patients, physician’s practices and medical organizations experience significant cost savings.
One of the most intuitive benefits of cloud computing for healthcare is that the cloud makes it far easier to archive and use patient records and medical images. In fact, electronic medical records are such an improvement that care providers who don’t start using them for their patient records will begin to be penalized in 2015.
Risks of Cloud Computing in Healthcare
Lack of security and privacy are the two primary concerns healthcare providers face when choosing a cloud solution.
In order to overcome these concerns, healthcare businesses must choose a reliable cloud provider who acts in complete accordance with the provisions set forth in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
With massive data breaches increasingly reported in recent years, there is a growing uneasiness amongst patients who fear that hospitals and doctors that use a cloud service provider will complicate privacy of their data. There are also concerns of allowing multiple users to share EHRs among facilities.