Cloud Computing Adoption in the Healthcare Sector: A SWOT Analysis

  •  Maslin Masrom    
  •  Ailar Rahimli    


Emergence of cloud computing bring new evolution in information technology (IT) industry. Cloud computing is growing interest to several organizations all over the world but adoption of cloud computing is not easy task because there are many barriers associated with adopting it, which should be eliminated. In the healthcare sector the rate of adopting the cloud computing is low and several barriers involve in adopting the cloud computing in the healthcare sector that major barrier is security. The aim of this paper is to investigate the cloud computing adoption in the healthcare sector using SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis. The results reveal the cloud computing adoption is one of the suitable solutions based on SWOT analysis for healthcare sector issues such as: cost, storage, collaborating.

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