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Cloud Integration for eHealth Data

10 pagesPublished: October 25, 2019


There is the new promise of Cloud Integration (CI) for outsourcing Electronic Health (eHealth) data, computation and processes that provide real-time data exchange of various application systems and repositories. CI technology combines eHealth data in cloud environments, which are operated by multiple devices over the network and Internet. In addition, many Healthcare Organisations (HCOs) are migrating their systems to a cloud platform to reduce their business cost. Although CI provides attractive and cost-effective opportunities, it is essential to remember that Cloud Computing (CC) paradigms are still under development and not mature. One of the main challenges in CI is that all data management, security, availability, maintenance and domain control is done via a third-party service provider. Therefore, HCOs have no control over these matters. Trust of a third-party service provider is one of the essential factors for CI and this adds a new dimension to the opportunity. As a result of the scalability of applications and the lower costs, CI is viewed as the preferred infrastructure for most eHealth systems, but without comprising the privacy of data. In this paper, we present a novel CI approach using the Hybrid Integration Method (HIM) combined with the promising features of Fuzzy-Ontology. The aim is to strengthen the management of eHealth business and IT environments. The key outcome of this paper is to present a new technique to merge data and to identify conflicting data entries. A series of experiments were performed to prove that the proposed HIM is effective and accurate for eHealth data integration.

Keyphrases: Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cloud Integration, data integration, Data Quality, eHealth, Electronic Health Records

In: Kennedy Njenga (editor). Proceedings of 4th International Conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems 2019, vol 12, pages 300--309

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Abdul Kader Saiod and Darelle Van Greunen},
  title     = {Cloud Integration for eHealth Data},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of 4th  International Conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems 2019},
  editor    = {Kennedy Njenga},
  series    = {Kalpa Publications in Computing},
  volume    = {12},
  pages     = {300--309},
  year      = {2019},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2515-1762},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/7k2v}}
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