Special Issue "Public Health Informatics"

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A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
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
Website: http://www.moray.uhi.ac.uk/business-and-community/the-alexander-graham-bell-centre-moray-life-science-centre
E-Mail: maged.kamelboulos@uhi.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)7552 211634
Interests: medical and health informatics; including telehealthcare/eHealth; geographic informatics; 3D virtual worlds and virtual globes (mirror worlds); web 2.0; e-learning

Special Issue Information

Public Health Informatics (PHI) is the science of applying information-age technology to serve the specialized needs of public health. PHI is ¡°the systematic application of information and computer science and technology to public health practice, research and learning.¡± As a discipline, PHI focuses on the information science and technology applications that are relevant to public health, while always keeping in mind that:

- The primary focus of public health is to promote the health of populations and not the health of specific individuals.
- The primary strategy of public health is prevention of disease and injury by altering the conditions or the environment that put populations at risk.
- Public health professionals explore the potential for prevention at all vulnerable points in the causal chains leading to disease, injury, or disability; public health activities are not restricted to particular social, behavioural, or environmental contexts.
- Public health interventions must reflect the governmental context in which public health is practiced.

We are using the broadest definition of Public Health Informatics, which also covers applications, systems, services and solutions with noticeable impacts on communities (including patient communities, older populations, etc.) and/or on health and social care systems and services. Prospective authors are invited to submit manuscripts on related topics, including, but not limited to, Internet-based public education and outreach; telehealthcare and domotic services for populations with special needs; real-time outbreak and disease surveillance; Internet-based engagement and empowerment of citizens and communities, including Social Web applications; e-epidemiology; privacy-preserving solutions for public health studies that involve person-identifiable data (e.g., home addresses), etc.

  • Open Access - free for readers, with low publishing fees paid by authors or their institutions
  • Rapid publication: accepted papers are immediately published online (we started to publish papers quickly since September 2008). The printed edition will only be continued for the Proceedings of the yearly International Symposiums on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research starting 2009.

Keywords

  • real-time outbreak and disease surveillance
  • disease surveillance
  • Internet-based engagement and empowerment of citizens and communities
  • Internet-based public health education and outreach
  • e-epidemiology
  • privacy-preserving solutions for public health studies that involve person-identifiable data

Published Papers (11 papers)

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(6), 1818-1855; doi:10.3390/ijerph6061818
Received: 22 May 2009; Accepted: 8 June 2009 / Published: 11 June 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(6), 1870-1881; doi:10.3390/ijerph6061870
Received: 15 April 2009; Accepted: 10 June 2009 / Published: 17 June 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(7), 1947-1971; doi:10.3390/ijerph6071947
Received: 26 May 2009; Accepted: 2 July 2009 / Published: 6 July 2009
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(2), 596-615; doi:10.3390/ijerph7020596
Received: 9 November 2009; Accepted: 10 February 2010 / Published: 22 February 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(5), 2177-2190; doi:10.3390/ijerph7052177
Received: 8 March 2010; in revised form: 27 April 2010 / Accepted: 27 April 2010 / Published: 4 May 2010
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2013, 10(8), 3619-3633; doi:10.3390/ijerph10083619
Received: 5 June 2013; in revised form: 1 August 2013 / Accepted: 5 August 2013 / Published: 15 August 2013
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(2), 2262-2277; doi:10.3390/ijerph110202262
Received: 6 November 2013; in revised form: 24 January 2014 / Accepted: 28 January 2014 / Published: 21 February 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(3), 2580-2607; doi:10.3390/ijerph110302580
Received: 3 December 2013; in revised form: 4 February 2014 / Accepted: 8 February 2014 / Published: 3 March 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(3), 2741-2763; doi:10.3390/ijerph110302741
Received: 4 December 2013; in revised form: 6 February 2014 / Accepted: 19 February 2014 / Published: 6 March 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(4), 3570-3585; doi:10.3390/ijerph110403570
Received: 21 January 2014; in revised form: 26 February 2014 / Accepted: 7 March 2014 / Published: 28 March 2014
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(5), 5170-5207; doi:10.3390/ijerph110505170
Received: 20 January 2014; in revised form: 7 May 2014 / Accepted: 7 May 2014 / Published: 14 May 2014
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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