Topics of Interest:

Advances in informatics have led to new opportunities and challenges in healthcare research and applications. There is an increased effort to leverage information systems and data analytics to transform reactive care to proactive and preventive care, clinic-centric practice to patient-centered practice, training-based interventions to globally aggregated evidence, and episodic response to continuous well-being monitoring and maintenance.

We invite submissions from the following (or related) areas:

I. Information Systems for Clinical Practice and Training

  • EHR Application & Integration
  • Computer-aided Diagnosis
  • Visual Analytics for Healthcare
  • Telehealth Applications
  • IS for Mental Healthcare
  • IS for Patient-centered & Evidence-based Care
  • Virtual Patient Modeling for Training
  • Innovative Design of New Health Information Systems and Clinical Decision Support Tools

II. Clinical and Medical Data Modeling & Analytics

  • Disease Profiling and Precision Medicine
  • Healthcare Predictive Modeling & Patient Support
  • Text Mining for EHR and Clinical Unstructured Data
  • Information Retrieval for Healthcare Applications
  • Pharmacy Informatics Systems & Drug Discovery
  • Side-effect & Drug Interaction
  • Medical Data Management
  • Data Standards (FHIR, inter-operability, etc.) & Healthcare IT
  • Disease Surveillance & Epidemics Forecasting/Intervention
  • Prediction of Emergent Events with Healthcare Impacts

III. Community, Social Media, and Knowledge Management

  • Online Patient Communities
  • Online/offline Support Groups
  • IS for Patient Education, Learning and Involvement
  • Role of IS in Patient Data Generation/Collection
  • Healthcare Knowledge Abstraction, Classification and Summarization
  • Health Information Needs, Seeking, Sharing, & Use
  • Social media applications

IV. Smart/Mobile Devices for Healthcare

  • Assistive Devices for Individuals with Special Needs
  • Mobile / Wearable Devices in Wellness
  • Intelligent Medical Devices & Sensors
  • Continuous Monitoring & Streaming Technologies for Healthcare
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality for Healthcare
  • Computer Support for Surgical Intervention
  • Localized Data for Improving Emergency Care
  • Smart Devices for Healthy Life Styles and Better Self-care

V. Management of Smart Health Systems

  • Adoption and Use of Clinical Decision Support
  • Adoption and Management of Smart Health Devices
  • Healthcare Workflow Management
  • Real-time Analytics & Optimization in Healthcare Operations
  • Managing the Use of Health IT by Care Providers
  • Privacy, Security & Trust Issues in Health System Use
  • Data Quality of Clinical & Patient-generated Data

VI. Smart Health Business, Social, and Economic Issues

  • Patient & Physician Engagement & Relationships under IT
  • Impact of Health IT on Small & Rural Communities
  • Impact & Management of IT on Healthcare Access, Costs, Delivery, & Outcomes
  • Accountable Smart Health, Reporting, Pricing, & Auditing
  • Value-based Care & Care Pricing Models
  • New Business Models for Healthcare IT
  • IT & Public Health
  • Population Health Management – Clinical & Financial impact
  • Impact of New HIPAA Guidelines on Privacy and Security
  • Meta-studies of Community, National & International Programs

Publication Channels:

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). The electronic conference proceedings will be provided at the time of registration. Extended versions of selected papers will be considered for publication by IEEE Intelligent Systems (IEEE IS), Electronic Commerce Research and Applications (ECRA), and Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems (PAJAIS).