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International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices
International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices


Special Issue on: "Health 4.0: A Holistic Development in Healthcare Systems"

Guest Editor:
Prof. O. Ferrer-Roca, University of La Laguna, Spain

Twenty-first century medical devices (MDs) will be handheld devices working in a pervasive environment of wireless communications and cloud computing. Nanotechnology and alternative mechanisms will give rise to the miniaturisation of hardware and reduce the consumption of power.

Not only the digital technology in medical applications, but also the initiatives of doctors and patient awareness will bring better quality health services approved by the FDA. This new paradigm in healthcare services is popularly known as “Health 4.0”, which is an integration of mainly four innovations:

  1. Applications that fulfil three criteria of availability: a) anytime connection; b) anyplace connection; c) anything connection
  2. Applications that include image enhancement and RFID readings to be used for: a) people - by face recognition and access to relevant information; b) objects - by use and by owner recognition; c) food - by principle content and by diet requirements; d) medication - by principle and by indication-contraindication
  3. Applications that include quality controlled Web 3.0 items such as: a) HCQ healthcare quality: ISO 13485-ISO 2700 or security; b) 3S: social-semantic-services; c) cloud accessing (SAAS, P Cloud or personal cloud where the iPhone can be included)
  4. Applications using Web 4.0 items such as: a) knowledge-based learning (KBL), including literature-based learning (LBL), evidence-based learning (EBL), trial-based learning (TBL), image-based learning (IBL), etc.; b) query by example (QBE), including query by image (QBI) etc.; c) cloud of link data (CoLD) with artificial intelligence

This is linked also with management innovation associated with gamification or use of games and BYOD or bring your own device philosophy into an environment of reverse innovation.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:

  • i4i applications (iPhone apps and iCloud)
  • mHealth with smartphones
  • Gamification
  • BYOD
  • Health-cloud
  • Query by example
  • Crowdsourcing

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).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 15 October, 2013

Notification to authors: 15 November, 2013

Final versions due by: 15 December, 2013