Special Issue "The Future of Healthcare: Telemedicine, Public eHealth, and Big Data"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Digital Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 May 2021).
Interests: telehealth; environmental health; open innovation in science; health communication; preventive medicine; public health
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The omnipresence of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the form of smartphones is a characteristic feature of today’s information society. New technological developments affect almost every sector of our daily lives including healthcare delivery and will be used to meet both current and future challenges of the dramatic increase in health expenditure for aging populations. Currently, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data to smooth the interactions between doctors and patients with ICT applications in healthcare such as electronic medical records and medical decision support systems is being investigated. However, successful adoption and sustainable integration of eHealth and telemedicine in Public Health strategies (also known as Public eHealth) is complex and depends on constant evaluation of stakeholder needs and preferences. There are still many challenges regarding practical, ethical, and legal concerns, and evidence-based approaches for ICT-supported healthcare delivery are lacking.
We invite authors to submit articles to this Special Issue on telecommunication-based healthcare related to the broader spectrum of technology-enabled medical science and the evaluation of these systems in healthcare settings (e.g., AI, remote sensing, medical informatics, healthcare management, and online learning and education). We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions as well as review articles, and the submission of research work by interdisciplinary teams and international groups is of significant interest.
Dr. Daniela Haluza, MD PhD
Manuscript Submission Information
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- medical decision support
- hospital information systems
- electronic medical records
- data security and safety
- artificial intelligence
- medical counselling
- digital divide
- patient empowerment
- pervasive healthcare
- health apps