Call for papers: special issue on: "The Role of Information Systems in Healthcare"

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare

Since President George W. Bush's 2004 call for the widespread adoption of electronic medical records in the United States, the use of information technology (IT) in healthcare has greatly intensified. IT has been increasingly viewed as a medium for improving healthcare outcomes. If effectively implemented and efficiently leveraged, these technologies are expected to greatly lower healthcare costs, increase legibility, improve safety, elevate the overall quality of health, and even create new business models involving providers, payers, and patients. No doubt several industrialised nations are now making significant investments in healthcare, costing a substantial portion of their national gross domestic product. However, this trend warrants a careful investigation.

The purpose of this special issue is to:

* Publish quality research demonstrating the role of IS in all areas of healthcare, including but not limited to operations management, quality of care, patient and/or physician experience, cost management, performance improvement, and

* Articulate an agenda for IS research in the healthcare area.

Subject Coverage

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

*       Value propositions of IT/IS in healthcare
*       IT-enabled mechanisms and models for healthcare delivery
*       Factors impacting adoption and use of IT/IS healthcare systems
*       Impact of IT adoption and use on healthcare success in terms of efficiency, performance, cost, and quality
*       Role of IT/IS in detecting and preventing clinical errors
*       Role of IT/IS in fostering improved health and healthier lifestyles
 *      The impact of emerging technologies in healthcare
*       Role of Web 2.0 and social networking technologies in healthcare
*       Role of m-health applications in patient care
*       Role of analytics in improving patient care and supporting evidence-based approach to patient care

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

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All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. Please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Submission of manuscripts: July 15, 2016

Notification to authors: August 20, 2016

Final versions due: September 20, 2016

Guest Editors

Madison Ngafeeson, Northern Michigan University, US

Vishal Midha, Illinois State University, USA

Kaushik Ghosh, Lamar University, USA

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