Special Issue "Data Science in Healthcare"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Tim Hulsen
Guest Editor
Professional Health Solutions & Services, Philips Research, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Interests: bioinfornmatics, data science, translational research, genomics, big data

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Data science is an interdisciplinary field that applies numerous techniques, such as machine learning, neural networks, and deep learning, to create value, based on extracting knowledge and insights from available data. Advances in data science are having a major impact on healthcare. While advances in the sharing of medical information result in better and earlier diagnoses and more patient-tailored treatments, information management is also affected by trends such as increased patient-centricity (with shared decision making), self-care (e.g., using wearables), and integrated care delivery. The way in which health services are delivered is being revolutionized through the sharing and integration of health data across organizational boundaries. Via data science, researchers can deliver new approaches to merge, analyze, and process complex data and gain more actionable insights, understanding, and knowledge at individual and population level. This Special Issue focuses on how data science is used in healthcare (e.g., through predictive modeling) and on related topics such as data sharing and data management.

Dr. Tim Hulsen
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • data science
  • big data
  • healthcare
  • medicine
  • prediction models
  • data sharing
  • data management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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