Calls for papers


International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management
International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management


Special Issue on: "Extensible Electronic Health Records"

Guest Editors:
Dr Daniel Lorence and Dr Robert Jameson, Center for Technology Assessment, USA

The emergence of interconnected data and communication networks has provided unprecedented opportunities for development and innovation within the realm of scalable, multimedia and interactive health information resources. Within this environment, adoption of opportunities for expanded or extensible electronic health records is being actively promoted through a variety of regional, national and international initiatives.

Many are frustrated, however, by the limitations of commercial medical record systems in use today, many of which are still challenged by high resolution images, distributed data networks, mobile data communications standards, and emerging media platforms with significant data storage requirements.

In this special issue we invite research, review and conceptual papers which inform the evaluation and promotion of applied research related to extensible electronic health records, networks and data, as well as discussion of management challenges for organisations in adopting supporting practices and technologies. This call extends to identification of related training resources for emerging information technologies in healthcare.

Original contributions, including conceptual, empirical and case studies, as well as technical reports, management reports, benchmarks and reviews addressing and/or relating to any of the subject coverage areas, are welcome from authors.

Subject Coverage
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
  • Healthcare data fusion
  • System interoperability
  • Distributed health systems
  • Development of the medical home
  • Disease-specific discussion groups
  • Peer-to-peer health networking
  • Prescription drug procurement and use
  • Health information-sharing in online networks
  • Genetics and personal health networks
  • Web search strategies
  • Emerging technologies
  • Evaluating online health and medical information
  • Domains of medical uncertainty
  • Web communities and health policy
  • Patient empowerment through web technologies
  • Healthcare consumerism on the web
  • Global healthcare as a commodity
  • Self-disclosure and personal health narrative
  • The role of agents and mediators
  • Communities of practice
  • Special needs and medical disabilities
  • The future of healthcare on the web

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 was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Papers Submission section under Author Guidelines

Important Dates

Manuscript submission: 1 October, 2011

Notification of acceptance: 1 February, 2012

Final submission: 1 May, 2012