[AISWorld] Healthcare Information Technology for Development: CFP

Sajda Qureshi squreshi at unomaha.edu
Wed Sep 9 17:50:56 EDT 2015

Call for papers
Special Issue on

Healthcare Information Technology for Development: Improvements in people's lives through innovations in the uses of technologies.

Special Issue editors
Solomon Negash (Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA)
Philip Musa (University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA)
Doug Vogel (Harbin Institute of Technology, China)
Sundeep Sahay (University of Oslo, Norway)

Editor-in-Chief of ITD
Sajda Qureshi
(College of Information Science & Technology, University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA)

Aims and Scope
With the explosive growth of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), emerging infrastructures, and devices, the provision of healthcare is increasingly taking place through these technologies. Healthcare services can now be provided to anyone, anywhere, and anytime through these innovations. These services and technologies provide patients, doctors, and healthcare organizations immediate access to healthcare information for efficient decision making as well as better treatment. This special issue aims to report high quality research on recent advances in various aspects of healthcare IT for Development, more specifically research and experience from low income countries. We focus on covering innovative approaches to meeting health IT and Development outcomes where the concept of Development can be assessed through improvements in healthcare outcomes, provision and services. .  The special issue invites theoretical and/or empirical papers that draw upon new innovations in technology for health, especially mobile applications, to show health development outcomes. We invite you to address new Public Health challenges, such as universal health coverage, rise of non-communicable diseases, and occurrences of other new challenges and emergencies.

The scope of the special issue includes but not limited to the following topics:

Mobile healthcare
Healthcare awareness
Healthcare training and education
Cultural issues in healthcare IT
Rural healthcare
Patient centered healthcare
Patient safety
Privacy and security
Electronic health records
Assessing quality in healthcare IT
Smart healthcare devices
Innovation in healthcare IT
Service delivery
Tele health
Healthcare data over the Cloud
Patient centric healthcare IT
Mobile GPS
IT for infectious diseases
E-health and m-health
Public Health IT
Universal Health Coverage
New challenges and emergencies

Papers that address novel research questions on any of the above topics or similar topics related to how Health Information Technologies may enable improvements in people's lives to take place are encouraged. Conceptually strong papers with theoretical contributions are highly sought after as well as empirically grounded research that adds to what we know about how health IT may enable development outcomes to be achieved.

Deadline for submissions of papers: August 24, 2015
Notification of initial acceptance: December 30, 2015
Deadline for revised papers: January 18, 2016
Notification of final acceptances: March 15, 2016
Deadline for final versions: April 18, 2016
Tentative Publication Date: July  2016

Paper Submission Instructions
Authors are invited to submit original papers using the journal submission and reviewing web site https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/itd. In order to submit your paper, please register through this website to create an account. When uploading your paper please indicate that it is being submitted for the special issue on "Healthcare Information Technology for Development". You may also designate one of the co-editors as your preferred editor. Authors must simultaneously email an electronic copy of the submitted paper to the guest editors (email addresses below).

This journal follows a double blind review process. All papers will undergo a process of one or more rounds of double blind review. After initial screening, full research papers will be reviewed by selected members of the editorial board and peers from an international pool of researchers for quality, consistency and research contribution. Particular attention is paid to the use of research method. Please refer to papers published in the Journal when developing your manuscript. These may be found through the following website: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g919638702

Please remember to remove all your personal identifiable information from the main manuscript before submitting it for review. Submissions to ITD may be either full research papers published in the main part of the Journal, or commentaries published in the section "Views from Practice"). Papers must contain original results and must not be submitted elsewhere while being evaluated for ITD. Detailed submission guidelines can be found at. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g919638702~tab=submit~mode=paper_submission_instructions.

Your paper must contain original results and must not be submitted elsewhere while it is being evaluated for the Journal of Information Technology for Development. If you have submitted a version of this paper to another outlet, please let us know and ensure that it is cited in your submission.

Questions regarding submission should be directed to the special issue guest editors:

Solomon Negash (main contact)
Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA
snegash at kennesaw.edu<mailto:snegash at kennesaw.edu>

Philip Musa
University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
pmusa2 at yahoo.com<mailto:pmusa2 at yahoo.com>
Doug Vogel
Harbin Institute of Technology, P. R. China
isdoug at hit.edu.cn<mailto:isdoug at hit.edu.cn>

Sundeep Sahay
University of Oslo, Norway
sundeep.sahay at yahoo.com<mailto:sundeep.sahay at yahoo.com>

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