CloudeMR: A Cloud Based Electronic Medical Record System

Olutayo Boyinbode, Gbenga Toriola
2015 International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology  
The utilization of modern information technology in the delivery of healthcare is to enhance the availability and reliability of improved healthcare services to patients at a reduced cost. The alternative in this context is to outsource the computing storage resources with the help of cloud infrastructure. The drastic reduction in the cost of healthcare services, utilization of resources, maintainability and the adoption of new technologies are some of the benefits that healthcare centers in
more » ... hcare centers in rural areas can get from cloud-based medical information system. Also, new prospects such as easy and everpresent access to medical records and the chances to make use of services of physicians that are not readily available in the rural areas are some of the opportunities offered by a cloud-based medical information system. This paper proposes and implements a cloudbased electronic medical record (CloudeMR) system to improve the delivery of healthcare system in the rural communities of Nigeria. zone to all the connected domains. The function of the platform is to provide security services that are centrally managed for a cross-organizational predefined communication. The fundamental security services of this cross-platform domain are to bridge security policies, identification and authentication of users crossing the domain, certification services, auditing services and management of static privileges. Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) services were used on the platform to enable external users from the public to gain access to any of the EHRs inside the connected domains. However, this mechanism lacks harmonized legal and ethical framework, common security standards and trans-border communication security services. However, all these previous researches either lack legal, security and privacy of patient's data or the system is too complex to implement. Also the reliability and availability of the system cannot be guaranteed. This study differs to every other works considered by taking into account all the lapses to design a robust, yet simple and effective electronic medical record (EMR) system that will ensure security, privacy, reliability and availability of patient's records. This system can easily be implemented in small hospitals and by private physicians, without running afoul of the existing healthcare legislation and regulations.
doi:10.14257/ijhit.2015.8.4.23 fatcat:fraikdi22nfmvgcx6whpqeogfm