Special Issue "Technological Innovation in Clinical Healthcare and Health Management"
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 (1 March 2021).
Interests: health information technology, health analytics, global health, organization and management theory, technological innovation, Internet of Things, health security, big data, electronic health records, social media and mobile health
The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) has organized a Special Issue entitled “Technological Innovation in Clinical Healthcare and Health Management: A Global Perspective”. IJERPH is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open-access journal in the area of environmental research and public health. More information about the journal can be found on https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.
Innovation is at the core of clinical healthcare and health management in the 21st century. Within the domain of health information technology (HIT), for instance, electronic health records have enabled health providers to offer improved diagnosis and treatment with a better grasp of the patient’s medical history. Telehealth devices have narrowed the distance barrier, allowing physicians and patients from different places of the world to meet virtually. Even social media applications and mobile devices have entered healthcare in recent years. Patients have exchanged health information and emotional support via social media channels, whereas mobile applications have been developed to monitor patients’ recovery progress, increase medication adherence, and provide guidance for exercises, among other purposes.
With all these exciting developments, HIT has opened up a number of important research and practical questions, particularly in the areas of data analytics and security. First, it is unclear what analytic techniques are most suited to combine data of different formats generated from diverse digital devices. To what extent can researchers recycle old analytic techniques and apply them to big data research in health? At the same time, data transfers have increased exponentially between health care organizations, accompanied by new security and privacy concerns among providers and patients. Yet, the research community has yet to develop adequate new theories and methods to address these concerns and other unintended consequences of HIT-related innovations. What have we learned from previous research to guide HIT-related innovations? Have researchers come up with new theoretical insights in this emerging area?
In this Special Issue, we are seeking methodological or technological manuscripts that will offer new insights about HIT-related innovations, broadly defined. We welcome manuscripts that address (but are not limited to) the following issues:
- Descriptions of development, implementation, validation, or the evaluation of HIT-innovations;
- Data analytics research on the relationships between health technology and the performance of health organizations in the global context;
- Theory development for HIT and related digital health devices;
- Secondary and tertiary studies such as bibliometric studies, systematic literature reviews, mapping studies, scoping reviews, and meta-analyses in any area related to HIT-innovations;
- Empirical studies (case studies, experiments, and surveys) applied to any subject related to any HIT (broadly defined) in high- and/or low-resource environments.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me before submitting your manuscript to IJERPH. I look forward to your contributions. Thank you very much for your attention.
Dr. Ricky C. Leung
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- Health information technology
- Social media
- Mobile health
- M-health or e-health
- Technological innovations
- Global health security