Special Issue "Information Technology’s Role in Global Healthcare Systems"
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: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 15031
Interests: health informatics; consumer health informatics; information technology; information retrieval; machine-learning; recommender systems; and human-computer interaction
Interests: health informatics; consumer health informatics; personal health records; health standards; interoperability; and secondary use of clinical data
Over the past few decades, modern information technology has made a significant impact on people’s daily life worldwide. In the field of health care and prevention, too, a progressing penetration of assistive health services such as personal health records, supporting apps for chronic diseases, or preventive cardiological monitoring could be observed.
In 2020, the range of personal health services appears to be almost unmanageable, accompanied by a multitude of different data formats and technical interfaces. The exchange of health-related data between different healthcare providers or platforms may therefore be difficult or even impossible. In addition, health professionals are increasingly confronted with medical data that were not acquired by themselves, but by an algorithmic “black box”. Even further, externally recorded data tend to be incompatible with the data models of classical healthcare information systems.
From the individuals’ perspective, digital services allow for a monitoring of their own health status. However, such services can also overwhelm their users, especially elderly people, with too many features or hardly comprehensible information. It therefore seems highly relevant to examine whether such “always at hand” services exceed the digital literacy levels of average citizens.
In this context, this Call for Papers seeks contributions that present innovative, health-related applications or services emphasizing the role of user-centered information technology, with a special focus on one of the aforementioned aspects.
Dipl.-Inform. Med. Martin Wiesner
Prof. Dr. Björn Schreiweis
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- health informatics
- consumer health informatics
- information technology
- digital health
- machine learning
- personal health records
- human–computer interaction