Special Issue "e-Health"
A special issue of Future Internet (ISSN 1999-5903).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2016)
Prof. Dr. Maged N. Kamel Boulos
University of the Highlands and Islands / Oilthigh na Gàidhealtachd agus nan Eilean, The Alexander Graham Bell Centre for Digital Health, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1JJ, Scotland, UK
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Interests: medical and health informatics; including telehealthcare/eHealth; geographic informatics; 3D virtual worlds and virtual globes (mirror worlds); web 2.0; e-learning
Prof. Dr. Dean M. Giustini
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines e-Health as “the transfer of health resources and healthcare by electronic means” (see http://www.who.int/trade/glossary/story021/en/); m-Health (or mobile health) can be seen as a subset of e-Health, concerned with the transfer of resources and services using small-form-factor, Internet-enabled mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. We are living in the age of the Internet of Healthy Things (Kamel Boulos et al., 2015; Kvedar et al., 2016) and the Quantified Self, thanks to the many affordable, wireless health and fitness sensors (some of which are ‘clinical-grade’) that have become ubiquitous on the market today, with many more expected in the near future. Making sense of the Big Data that are collected from these sensors and observing user privacy in a satisfactory manner top the list of challenges that researchers and practitioners are currently facing in this area. Other challenges include consumers’ health and digital literacy, usability and ergonomics of devices and user interfaces/services, users' adherence and compliance, sustainability in non-technical environments, etc.
We welcome original research and methodology manuscripts that present novel uses of the Internet and Web services to deliver health information, for health professionals and lay health consumers, to improve public health services, and to assist in better health and healthcare systems management, as well as studies addressing the challenges that are inherently associated with these tasks. Comprehensive reviews covering literature gaps in these areas are also welcome.
* Kamel Boulos et al., 2015 http://ij-healthgeographics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1476-072X-14-3
* Kvedar et al., 2016 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AC5I0T0/
Prof. Dr. Maged N. Kamel Boulos
Prof. Dean M. Giustini
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- Healthy Living
- Web services