Special Issue "Digital Technology to Control the COVID-19 Epidemic Infection: Issues, Successes and Failures"

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "TeleHealth and Digital Healthcare".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marcello Sarini
Guest Editor
Department of Psychology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Interests: contact tracing apps for disease prevention; apps for promoting healthy behaviors; tailored health communication; digitalization of clinical processes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue will present a collection of case studies from different countries on the motivations for success or failure regarding the adoption and use of digital technology to control the diffusion of the COVID-19 Epidemic Infection. Special attention will be paid to observation studies in which participants answered questionnaires about the adoption of, or the intention to adopt, contact tracing apps to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Dr. Marcello Sarini
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Healthcare is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • contact tracing apps for disease prevention
  • apps for promoting healthy behaviors
  • tailored health communication
  • digitalization of clinical processes

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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