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Special Issue "Innovating Public Health in Smart Society: Technical, Behavioral and Management Perspectives"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2020.
Interests: data-driven public health; behavioral health IT; managerial and decision issues in public health; health innovation
Interests: support for multidisciplinary cancer care; using virtual worlds for providing medical services; health big data management
Interests: operational management in health; health service operation; health innovation
Interests: smart health; virtual health communities; online health informatics; electronic health
Interests: e-health; health knowledge management; health text mining
In recent years, lots of emerging information technologies are beginning to attract a lot of attention, including mobile Internet, big data, communication technology (5G), cloud computing, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and so on. The rapid development of these technologies has promoted the intelligence of society. The smart society has improved people’s living standards but also changed people’s habits and ways of thinking.
With the changes in people’s living habits, ways of thinking, forms of communication, and technical support, healthcare is constantly transforming and innovating. Different from traditional medicine, healthcare is combining with emerging technologies to produce effective products, intelligent assisted diagnosis, Internet hospitals, wearable medical devices, intelligent surgical devices, medical big data analysis, online health communities, and other products which have improved people’s medical conditions and health levels.
This Special Issue focuses on how to utilize these transformations and innovations to further promote health, the research perspectives including technology development or application in electronic and smart health, empirical analysis on health behavior, and managerial decision problems in health in smart society. The interests of this Special issue include these topics related to the considerable research challenges and comprehensive achievements.
The List of Topics may include (but is not limited to):
- Emerging technologies, Internet and health innovation
- Health IT acceptance or involvement.
- Health information systems and chronic diseases
- Behavioral issues in public health science
- Safety, security and privacy of public health information technologies
- Artificial intelligence in public health decision science
- Online health communities
- Big data and Public health informatics
- E-health, smart health and Internet hospitals
- Clinical, public health and genomic data integration
- Health knowledge management, dissemination, communication and health promotion
- Elderly health, ageing care and the combination with public healthcare
- Mobil health and health social networks
- Mobile Apps, wearable devices, Internet-based health IT products
- Operation management and decision science in public health
- Public health policy analysis
Dr. Dongxiao Gu
Prof. Dr. Hemant K Jain
Prof. Jiantong Zhang
Dr. Honglei Li
Prof. Jia Li
Dr. Bin Ding
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. 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 2000 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.
- empirical methods for public healthcare studies
- online health communities and social networks
- operational and managerial issues in public health
- data-driven health studies
- internet health
- health innovation