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Cloud Architecture for Public Health Emergencies

By March 3, 2021September 1st, 2021Papers

A Cloud enterprise architecture for e-governance during public health emergencies

By Sheryl Fernandez, Nikhil Varma Gottimukkala, Steffany Alvarez Maldonado, Manisha Swaminathan and Chathura Roshan Liyana


The ability to respond to health emergencies is a crucial function of governments around the world, and 2020 gave us all a very salient lesson in that capability. In this paper from students at the University of Melbourne, we see a review of two such emergencies within Australia; the COVID-19 Pandemic, and the 2019/2020 bushfires. In analyzing reports from these events, the authors look at how an Adaptive Enterprise Architecture approach might better enable governments to respond to quickly changing circumstances such as these.

Additionally, the authors highlight the importance of industry collaboration to deliver high-value, low-turnaround solutions that can be easily integrated to supply critical data in a timely manner. When dealing with these types of emergencies, access to accurate, timely and relevant data can mean the difference between life-threatening and life-saving outcomes.


The paper has been created under the supervision of Dr Rod Dilnutt, School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne.

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