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


Special Issue on: "Big Data, Smart Health and Health Informatics"

Guest Editor:
Dr. Sugam Sharma, Iowa State University, USA

Over the past ten years, the accommodation of information technology into healthcare systems has transformed traditional healthcare into a new paradigm called health informatics. The inception of informatics has offered very robust and hi-tech solutions for data and information collection and storage and healthcare management and delivery to the end user.

Informatics-enabled healthcare has emerged as a potential system that promises to deliver the most advanced treatment to the patient with higher probability of success, faster knowledge and information sharing, etc. The technologial advancements in data management – more recently in the forms of big data and cloud compuitng - in healthcare systems have resulted in the storage of enormous amounts of clinical data in various formats.

This has turned traditional healthcare into a smart healthcare system that promises to deliver high-end diagnostic tools, superior treatment and quality of life, with a strong commitment of significant cost reduction. As a whole, this is being dubbed as smart health, one health or e-health.

This special issue intends to address the current research challenges in health informatics and seeks articles discussing the use of informatics in healthcare from various prespectives such as design and development of new tools and techniques, algorithms, applications, healthcare big data and information management and sharing, and so forth.

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

  • Big data analytics for clinical care
  • Medical data management and mining
  • Big data integration for healthcare
  • Text mining for healthcare notes and literature
  • Smart systems for electronic health records
  • Smart methodologies for healthcare
  • Smart diagnosis
  • Smart information retrieval for healthcare applications
  • Smart medical devices and sensors
  • Smart monitoring for healthcare
  • Intractive e-communities for patients and caregivers, such as social media, social networks and social groups
  • Smart e-conference and teleconference systems for doctors and patients
  • Smart medical devices and software
  • Visual analytics for healthcare
  • Privacy and security concerns in smart healthcare
  • Smart systems for telemedicine
  • Smart healthcare villages or smart healthcare cities
  • E-health/one health
  • RFID and body sensors
  • Wearable sensors
  • Intelligent sensors
  • Next-generation healthcare infrastructure
  • Cost-effective home health monitoring
  • Smart shirts
  • Embedded computing systems
  • Cloud computing in smart healthcare systems
  • Health big data management in the cloud
  • e-Health education
  • Smart and affordable cyber-physical healthcare environments
  • Computing concerns in smart healthcare
  • Social, privacy and security concerns

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

Submission deadline: 20 April, 2016