Special Issue "Public Health Informatics"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2009)
Dr. Maged N. Kamel Boulos
Faculty of Health, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1752 586530
Interests: medical and health informatics; including telehealthcare/eHealth; geographic informatics; 3D virtual worlds and virtual globes (mirror worlds); web 2.0; e-learning
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.
- - 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.
The Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601) was launched in 2004 and is an Open Access journal, with the main Editorial Office located in Basel, Switzerland. It has been accepted for coverage in Science Citation Index Expanded, available as the Web of Science and in Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology, and Environmental Sciences. Coverage will begin with the 2009 issues. This journal is also abstracted and indexed very rapidly by Chemical Abstracts, MedLine/PubMed and EMBASE. The IJERPH maintains a rapid editorial procedure and a rigorous peer-review system. Well written papers have been peer-reviewed and published in less than 4 weeks from manuscript submission. All papers published in IJERPH have DOI numbers.
All papers should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to the guest editor. To be published continuously until the deadline and papers will be listed together at this special issue website.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a paper. Open Access publication fees are 300 CHF per paper. English correction fees (250 CHF) will be added in certain cases (550 CHF per paper for those papers that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections).
- real-time outbreak and disease surveillance
- disease surveillance
- Internet-based engagement and empowerment of citizens and communities
- Internet-based public health education and outreach
- privacy-preserving solutions for public health studies that involve person-identifiable data
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(6), 1818-1855; doi:10.3390/ijerph6061818
Received: 22 May 2009; in revised form: / Accepted: 8 June 2009 / Published: 11 June 2009| Download PDF Full-text (718 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: A Service-Oriented Healthcare Message Alerting Architecture in an Asia Medical Center: A Case Study
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(6), 1870-1881; doi:10.3390/ijerph6061870
Received: 15 April 2009; in revised form: / Accepted: 10 June 2009 / Published: 17 June 2009| Download PDF Full-text (439 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(7), 1947-1971; doi:10.3390/ijerph6071947
Received: 26 May 2009; in revised form: / Accepted: 2 July 2009 / Published: 6 July 2009| Download PDF Full-text (731 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(2), 596-615; doi:10.3390/ijerph7020596
Received: 9 November 2009; in revised form: / Accepted: 10 February 2010 / Published: 22 February 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1107 KB) | Download XML Full-text
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| Download PDF Full-text (101 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Performance Evaluation of Public Non-Profit Hospitals Using a BP Artificial Neural Network: The Case of Hubei Province in China
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| Download PDF Full-text (289 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 12 January 2011