Cloud computing and uses in medical industries

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing refers to data centers, not in physical reach but accessible. It also refers to the availability of computing resources such as storage device processing power under the management of the third party and large cloud providers such as Amazon Google etc.

Types of cloud computing

  • Private or Enterprise cloud
  • Public cloud
  • Hybrid cloud

Private cloud

Private cloud is a type of cloud that solely operational for a specific organization. Where organization data has to be kept as a secret, So they have to built there own cloud e.g armed forces National identity databases

Public cloud

Public cloud is that type of cloud where services are available through the internet for public usage e.g web app micro-services function related to end users result. There will be no architecture difference from private cloud

Hybrid cloud

The hybrid cloud is a type of cloud composed of two or more clouds (private, community or public) that are still distinct entities but are linked together, offering the benefits of multiple deployment models. The hybrid cloud can also mean the ability to connect placement, managed and/or dedicated services with resources in the cloud. Gartner defines a hybrid cloud service as a cloud computing service composed of a combination of private, public and community cloud services from different service providers. A hybrid cloud service crosses the boundaries of isolation and provider so that it can not be simply located in a category of private, public or community cloud services. It allows you to expand the capacity or capacity of a service in the cloud, through aggregation, integration or personalization with another service in the cloud.

Medical Uses

There are three model IAAS PAAS SAAS in which cloud computing works. we will look into it according to that


Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with this solution cloud provider can offer on demand computing and dynamic resources for computing


Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud providers can offer hosted services to manage their patient records data mining for accurate results for patients and enabling customer relationship management


Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud providers can offer security for web environments so a user can have a friendly and safe enviorment

Use cases

  • Clinical application such as pharmacy orders doctors enquiry
  • Non clinical side administration of healthcare
  • Patient management for example record keeping billing

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