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Special Issue "Data Management for a Better Understanding of Health Fields"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Communication and Informatics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 181

Special Issue Editors

Directory of Experts in Information Handling, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Paseo de los Artilleros, 28032 Madrid, Spain
Interests: open data; innovation; knowledge management; strategic management; human resources
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Department of Management, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Paseo de los Artilleros, 28032 Madrid, Spain
Interests: data management; open data; open innovation; health sector; agricultural systems; management models; relational coordination
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The health fields are one of the pillars of a country’s socioeconomic system, but data management is unevenly distributed globally. The COVID-19 scenario has highlighted the need for data in human and animal health to provide real-time analysis of a situation to make better public/private health decisions. Improving the quality and transparency of health management affects people’s health by enabling action in the system, which can have an impact on productivity and the achievement of health goals. Although human and animal health are two distinct fields, they need to be connected because of the implications they have for each other. In this context, data management (public/private data, open data, bid data, etc.) in the human and animal health sectors is fundamental to good health management. Potential benefits include the opportunity for scientific collaboration, enriching research, and analytical capacity, improving early detection of health threats and real-time response time, informing interventions and policy decisions, and improving evaluation capacity. This Special Issue aims to provide a set of new articles that discuss and respond to the application of data management as a tool for understanding human and animal health fields. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Theoretical and practical frameworks for using data in the health sectors;
  • Legal frameworks for data use in the health sectors;
  • Data management (big data, open data, etc.) applications in human and/or animal health;
  • Benefits and problems of using data in the health sectors;
  • Social, political, ethical, environmental, and economic implications of using data in the human and animal health sectors;
  • Reuse of data in the health sectors;
  • Entrepreneurial initiatives in the field of human and/or animal health;
  • Examples or cases of apps created from data for the health sectors;
  • Data acquisition, management, and analysis in precision medicine and public health;
  • Use of data to build bridges between the fields of human and animal health.

Prof. Dr. Marta Ortiz-de-Urbina-Criado
Prof. Dr. Carmen De-Pablos-Heredero
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2500 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.


  • healthcare
  • human health
  • animal health
  • health data management
  • open government data
  • precision medicine and public health
  • public health policies
  • healthcare entrepreneurial initiatives

Published Papers

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