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5 HEALTH IN THE CLOUD

The health domain has to face problems with fragmentation of information and legacy systems. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT’s Brian Runciman MBCS spoke to William Buchanan and Christoph Thuemmler of Edinburgh Napier University, finalists in the BCS IT Awards 2011, about their approach to a complex information problem.

Over the next few years the amount of data held in hospitals should go down, but only at the cost of further fragmentation as different kinds of carers, therapists, nurses and the like deliver health care in patient’s homes and nursing homes.

This will cause even greater information problems in the long term because these disparate information sources will still need to adhere to the requirements of ...

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