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Healthcare Informatics Innovation Post COVID-19 Pandemic

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Dr. Philip Eappen
Shannon School of Business,
Cape Breton University
Canada
Assoc. Prof. Narasimha Rao Vajjhala
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture,
University of New York Tirana, Albania

About the Book

This book explores the transformative impact of healthcare informatics in the post-COVID-19 era. This book comprehensively analyses how the healthcare industry underwent a paradigm shift during and after the pandemic, embracing digital solutions and data-driven strategies to confront the crisis. The book will examine how these advancements can lay the groundwork for a connected and resilient healthcare ecosystem in the future. This book is distinctive and adds value to other healthcare informatics literature because of its specific focus on the post-COVID-19 period. While many existing works discuss healthcare informatics in general terms, this book will present the challenges and opportunities that emerged from the pandemic. This book will provide a comprehensive roadmap for healthcare institutions leveraging digital solutions for improved patient care, public health, and crisis response. Additionally, the book will offer a well-balanced blend of theoretical insights and practical applications, making it an invaluable resource for academics, practitioners, and decision-makers. The book will empower readers to make informed decisions in a rapidly changing healthcare landscape by presenting evidence-based best practices and examining the lessons learned from the pandemic.

This book will engage in several debates and discussions surrounding healthcare informatics post-pandemic, including:

  1. How can healthcare institutions balance leveraging patient data for collective benefits while ensuring privacy and security?

  2. What are the challenges and opportunities in the widespread adoption of telehealth services and remote care technologies beyond the pandemic?

  3. How can healthcare informatics advancements address healthcare access and delivery disparities, ensuring equal opportunities for all patients?

  4. What are the necessary regulatory and policy changes required to support and govern healthcare informatics technologies effectively?

  5. How can healthcare organizations seamlessly integrate informatics solutions with existing systems and workflows to maximize efficiency and effectiveness?

 

Note: There are NO submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. This book will be submitted for possible indexation to Scopus, Web of Science, and major indices.

The research questions guiding the proposed book include:

 

  1. How did the COVID-19 pandemic impact the adoption and utilization of healthcare informatics technologies and strategies?

  2. What are the success stories and case studies showcasing the effective implementation of healthcare informatics solutions during and after the pandemic?

  3. What are the ethical considerations and challenges in using healthcare informatics technologies?

  4. How can healthcare informatics advancements improve preparedness and resilience for future health crises?

  5. How can healthcare informatics promote equity and accessibility in healthcare delivery?

  6. What role do data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) play in advancing healthcare informatics capabilities?

  7. How can healthcare informatics foster collaboration and communication among healthcare stakeholders across national borders?

Topics (Suggestive but not limited to)

The proposed tentative content for this book is given below:

  1. Introduction

    • Overview of healthcare informatics post-pandemic.

    • Overview of the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on healthcare and the increased importance of informatics solutions.

  2. The Pandemic Catalyst: How COVID-19 Transformed Healthcare Informatics

    • Exploration of specific challenges and disruptions.

    • Case studies of healthcare institutions adapting informatics technologies.

    • Analysis of the key drivers accelerating the adoption of healthcare informatics.

    • Overview of the diverse digital health technologies.

    • Examination of the role of these technologies in enhancing patient care.

  3. Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare Informatics

    • Introduction to data analytics and its applications in healthcare informatics.

    • Case studies demonstrate how data-driven insights have improved patient outcomes, public health strategies, and decision-making.

    • The transformative potential of AI in healthcare.

    • Ethical considerations and challenges related to AI adoption in healthcare.

  4. Advancing Public Health through Informatics

    • Examine how informatics technologies contributed to public health responses during the pandemic.

    • Discussion on the role of informatics in disease surveillance, outbreak management, and vaccine distribution.

  5. Ethics, Privacy, and Security in Healthcare Informatics

    • Ethical concerns surrounding data usage and patient privacy.

    • Discussion of strategies and best practices to ensure data security.

  6. Policy and Regulation: Shaping the Future of Healthcare Informatics

    • Overview of existing regulatory frameworks and policies.

    • Exploration of policy to support responsible and equitable informatics adoption.

  7. Building Resilient Healthcare Systems for the Future

    • Reflection on the lessons learned from the pandemic.

    • Recommendations for integrating informatics into disaster preparedness.

  8. Telehealth Revolution: Bridging the Digital Divide

  9. Artificial Intelligence in Post-Pandemic Healthcare

  10. Big Data and Predictive Analytics for Pandemic Preparedness

  11. Innovations in Remote Patient Monitoring

  12. Cybersecurity Challenges in Healthcare Informatics

  13. Integrating Digital Health into Mainstream Medicine

  14. Interoperability and Data Sharing in Healthcare Systems

  15. Future Frontiers: Genomics and Personalized Medicine

  16. Mobile Health Applications: Trends and Impact

  17. Cross-Cultural Challenges in Global Health Informatics

  18. Sustainable Healthcare Systems through Informatics

  19. Lessons Learned: Covid-19 and the Future of Healthcare Informatics​

  20. Conclusion: Navigating the Road Ahead

    • Recapitulation of key findings and insights from the previous chapters.

    • Call to action for healthcare stakeholders.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another book, journal, or conference.

Kindly note the following when submitting your book chapter:

  • Submit an initial proposal through the EasyChair submission system, including the chapter title and the problem/purpose statement explaining the proposed chapter:

 

      https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hii2024​

  • The length of the chapter should be 5,000-7,000 words.

  • The paper should be formatted per the template provided, and APA 7th Edition style of references should be used in the chapter. The template will be sent to the authors after the acceptance of the initial proposal.

  • Ensure that the paper adheres to Taylor and Francis’s book chapter formatting guidelines.​

Chapter Template

Chapter Formatting Guidelines 

Referencing and Citation Guidelines

Feel free to email us if you have questions or want feedback on your proposed research question (philipeappen@gmail.com or narasimharaonarasimha@gmail.com). You may also contact us via professional social media at:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/drphilipeappen/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Dr-Philip-Eappen

https://www.linkedin.com/in/drvajjhala/

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Narasimha-Vajjhala

Important Dates

Expression of Interest              -    March 15, 2024

Draft chapter due date             -    May 30, 2024 

Peer review period                   -    June 1 - July 30, 2024

Finalized chapter due              -    September 15, 2024

Final acceptance notification   -    September 30, 2024

Book publication date              -    November 2024

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