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Home / Journals / Science Journal of Public Health / Telemedicine, Telehealth and Health Information Technology in Low Resource Countries
Telemedicine, Telehealth and Health Information Technology in Low Resource Countries
Lead Guest Editor:
Ebenezer Afarikumah
Health Information Systems, Massachusetts Research and Information Bureau Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Introduction
Telemedicine is the use of electronic communications and information technologies to provide clinical Services when participants are at different locations. Closely associated with telemedicine is the term Telehealth. This term is often used to encompass a broader application of technologies to distance Education, consumer outreach, and other applications wherein electronic communications and information technologies are used to support healthcare services and Health information technologies (HIT) are an enabling component to the delivery of health services over distances, providing fundamental tools and systems.
In short, HIT greatly enhances the utility of telemedicine. Electronic health (eHealth) becomes a very important area, involving multiple fields, such as health, healthcare, public health, medical science, health service, data management, image processing, telecommunication, wireless network, operational research, etc. The purpose of the special issue is to provide quick journal paper publications on any topic related to Telemedicine, telehealth and health information technology. Specific areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

Videoconferencing
transmission of still images
patient portals
remote monitoring of vital signs
continuing medical education
nursing call centers
interoperability of telemedicine and health information applications
eHealth Decision support systems
Reducing error in healthcare delivery
Reimbursement issues
Legal issues
eHealth education issues
eHealth change management issues
Change the way healthcare is delivered
Quality of Patient Care
Wireless/Mobile Telemedicine
eHealth Data Management
Prevention of Medical Errors
Reduction of Healthcare Costs
Medical Image/Video Processing and Mining
Medical resource allocation, Optimization, and Simulation
E-health Text Mining
E-health Data Warehouses
Clinical Decision Support
E-health Information Modeling and Integration
E-health Information Retrieval, Analysis, Visualization and Prediction
Security, Privacy and Trust in E-health
Lessons Learned from E-health Information System Implementation
Navigation Systems for Healthcare
Computing for Human Experience and Wellness
Healthcare Industry Applications
Rural e-HealthCare Management
Healthcare Cost & Financial Analysis
Context-awareness for Smart Space in Healthcare
IT Infrastructures and Platforms for Remote Healthcare
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