Calls for papers


International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine
International Journal of Functional Informatics and Personalised Medicine


Special Issue on: "Electronic Health Records"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Hong Zhou, University of Saint Joseph, USA
Cathy A. Flite, Temple University, USA
Dr. Stephen Burrows, Sacred Heart University, USA

Realising that keeping a comprehensive, accurate, timely accessible and exchangeable medical record is the key to improving health service quality in the 21st century, the US federal government has been promoting the electronic health record (EHR) for better medical decision support. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs have been motivating healthcare providers to adopt EHR, contributing to the fast accumulation of health and clinical data which generates new challenges and research interests including large data analysis and knowledge discovery, health data security, health data exchange, etc.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • EHR applications
  • Health data analysis and knowledge discovery
  • Health data organisation and management
  • Health data security and privacy
  • Health data quality control
  • Health data exchange
  • EHR education and training
Articles addressing other topics in health informatics or biomedical sciences are also welcome.

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: 1 September, 2015