Special Issue "Applications of Entropy in Health Care"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 24 October 2023 | Viewed by 2728
Interests: information; task difficulty; person ability; quality assurance; uncertainty; traceability; metrology; measurement system analysis; Rasch
Interests: measurement science; construct specification equation; human-based measurements; memory measurements; rehabilitation
Entropy is simply and generally described as a measure of order related to the amount of “useful” information or “useful” energy. Entropy was first recognized in thermodynamics and has become a central concept in the field of information theory, but there is a further growing interest in other disciplines and across disciplines.
Entropy can be broadly applied in healthcare. For example, the entropy concept can help to model human physiology as well as explain information processing when measuring the cognitive ability of a patient performing a task of a certain level of difficulty. Entropy also finds application when handling information exchange and communication throughout healthcare, ranging from the setting of performance measures for diagnoses to optimizing the organization of queuing. Recent research, including entropy-related tools such as item response theory, psychometrics, and construct specification equations, promises to modernize classic and traditional approaches to make healthcare more efficient, effective, and with better quality.
Therefore, in this Special Issue, we aim to collect a series of papers addressing the applications of entropy in healthcare. Authors with original papers and comprehensive reviews addressing different perspectives of entropy in healthcare are invited.
Dr. Leslie Pendrill
Dr. Jeanette Melin
Dr. Kyle Perkins
Manuscript Submission Information
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- measurement system analysis
- measurement science
- construct specification equation
- human-based measurements
- quality assurance