Cloud-based medical data sharing continues to change the way healthcare is conducted in hospitals. It is significantly supporting the ‘patient-centricity’ trend in providing medical services, and provides clinical team-based care delivery, clinical research, and point-of-care access to demographic and medical information, regardless of the location of the patient and the medical practitioners. Despite these benefits of cloud-based medical data sharing, the adoption in healthcare seems rather limited mainly due to security concerns. The significant contribution of this paper focuses on Organizational factors that supports limited adoption of medical data sharing in Cloud. To collect data, relevant healthcare practitioners were interviewed. Qualitative analysis revealed that Organizational factors such as Economics and Adoption Costs, Cultural Resistance, and Legal Rules. Future research will focus on proposing a cloud medical data sharing maturity model, which would support healthcare organizations to benchmark, assess and eventually improve the related services.

Published in: Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST-2018)

  • Date of Conference: 10-13 December 2018
  • DOI: 10.2053/ICITST.WorldCIS.WCST.WCICSS.2018.0029
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-94-0
  • Conference Location: University of Cambridge, Churchill College