Emerging IT Trends in Healthcare and Well-Being

Submission deadline: 1 August 2015
Publication: March/April 2016

Healthcare and personal well-being is poised for major transformation, driven and facilitated by advances in IT. Furthermore, factors such as the need for improved healthcare at reduced cost, the ever-increasing volume and variety of healthcare data, calls for better personalization, and the demand for data sharing and social presence are also changing the face of healthcare, causing a paradigm shift. IT can revolutionize and improve in many ways the access to and delivery of healthcare (including primary and ambulatory care). It can also enrich the quality of healthy living by innovatively supporting chronic-disease management, elderly care, health promotion, disease prevention, remote care, telehealth, rural care, and higher life expectancy.

This issue of IT Professional will review trends, approaches, applications, and methodologies in the domain of IT in healthcare and well-being. We solicit articles on various topics in this domain, including the following:

  • E-health interoperability
  • Clinical documentation standards
  • Federated electronic health records
  • Knowledge discovery and clinical data mining
  • Clinical business intelligence
  • Personalized medicine
  • Real-time location-based services/applications in healthcare
  • Healthcare process management
  • Clinical decision support
  • E-prescribing and medication reconciliation
  • Intelligent medical systems
  • Mobile health
  • Telemedicine
  • E-business in healthcare
  • Social networks in healthcare contexts
  • Privacy and security issues and considerations
  • Legal and policy integration issues


Feature articles should be no longer than 4,200 words (with tables and figures each counting as 300 words) and have no more than 20 references. Illustrations are welcome. For author guidelines, including sample articles, see
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