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Call for Papers for a Special Themed Issue of BJOG: Obesity and Women's Health
04/30/2015
BJOG

Call for Papers for a Special Themed Issue of BJOG: Obesity and Women's Health

In January 2016 BJOG will be publishing a special themed issue on Obesity and Women's Health.

Submission deadline: 30th April 2015

We are interested in receiving papers on all aspects of the impact of obesity on women's health. These could range from basic science and epidemiological considerations to clinical challenged, interventions and future considerations.

The issue will led by Dr Pierre Martin Hirsch, BJOG Scientific Editor and Dr Emma Crosbie, BJOG Executive Editor, along with guest editors.

Why submit?

• Disseminate your results worldwide

• 50% increase in citations for themed issue papers

• High scientific and editorial standards

How to submit

Go to http://bjog.allentrack.net

Please include your interest in this themed issue in your cover letter and on the submission form, and check our instructions for authors.

If you have any queries please email bjog@rcog.org.uk.

Gynecologist, Physician Researcher
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Online Information Review: Creation, Management and Use of Online Information for Emergency Management
09/01/2015
Online Information Review

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Online Information Review: Creation, Management and Use of Online Information for Emergency Management

Guest edited by Dr. Samuel Chu, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, and Professor Helen S Du, School of Management, Guangdong University of Technology.

This timely special issue looks at the increasing number of incidents and hazards leading to loss of life and property damage over the years, and the urgent need to improve our capacity to handle natural and manmade emergencies. Effective and efficient use of online information has been crucial in dealing with the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery of various types of disasters and unexpected setbacks. In this special issue we showcase the latest research on the creation, management and use of online information for emergency management. The editors are seeking empirical, theoretical and high-quality innovative papers, both research-based and conceptual, in the relevant topics.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

• Principles, strategies and practice of creating, managing and using online information for emergency management

• Novel techniques, methods and strategies for handling hazard-related online information

• Theory, application and techniques of using online information for emergency management

• Cultural, organisational and social issues in dealing with online information for emergency management

• Emergency information management

• Emergency knowledge management

• Game-based learning for emergency management

• E-learning for emergency management

• Social media for emergency management

• Big data for emergency management

The editors are seeking empirical, theoretical and high-quality innovative papers, both research-based and conceptual, in the relevant topics. Please feel free to contact either Guest Editor if you have questions or queries about the issue or submissions.

Proposed schedule

• Papers due: 1 September 2015

• First round decisions made: 15 October 2015

• Revised manuscript due: 30 November 2015

• Final decisions made: 15 January 2016

• Publication: OIR volume 40, no 3 (2016)

Submissions guidance

• Every submission must spell out the implications of findings in the paper for online information as distinct from implications for emergency management. (These implications should be mentioned in the introduction, discussion and conclusion sections of your paper.) Papers which focus on findings for specific sectors without adequate attention to the online environment will not be accepted. Only research-based submissions will be considered. Such submissions may be any type of research, including technical or conceptual.

• Please read the publication style guidelines before submitting your paper http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=oir

Rejections

OIR generally rejects the following type of submissions:

• Papers that require mathematics to develop, test or analyse concepts or findings (these require non-mathematical explanations for the readership of OIR)

• Questionnaire-based studies based on convenience samples that expand previous studies only moderately (these should focus on a new topic, and argue convincingly that convenience sampling is necessary, to be acceptable)

• TAM or other standard model-based submissions applied in a formulaic way to a limited population and which do not significantly advance our knowledge of the topic

About the Journal

Online Information Review is an international, double blind peer-reviewed, ISI-listed (2013 Impact Factor is 1.443) journal devoted to research in the broad field of online information in academic, government, corporate, scientific and commercial contexts. Within this broad framework the journal seeks to provide a forum for experts from a range of information-related disciplines, including information science, information technology, information management, knowledge management and related social sciences.

‘Online information’ encompasses any information that is stored and viewed in electronic form, from e-books to databases, document management systems and any other information-bearing artifacts in electronic format.

OIR focuses on issues relating to online systems, services and resources, and their use, with a particular focus on the processes and procedures involved in creating, managing, utilizing, disseminating and repackaging online information (including social, political and ethical aspects).

Computer Scientist, Information Scientist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour: Approaches That Work for Offenders With Intellectual Disabilities
01/09/2015
Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour: Approaches That Work for Offenders With Intellectual Disabilities

Submit your paper by Friday 9th January 2015

Guest editors

John L Taylor, Northumbria University, UK John.Taylor@ntw.nhs.uk

William R Lindsay, Abertay University, UK bill.lindsay@danshell.co.uk

About the special issue

In the last 20 years there has been a significant increase in the amount of research involving offenders with intellectual disabilities. This research has included work on the prevalence of people with intellectual disability in offender populations, the development of tools for the assessment of risk and prediction of future offending, and significant progress with the development of clinical assessments and therapeutic interventions aimed at reducing offending behaviour in this client group.

In line with these developments the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour is inviting submissions of empirical papers for a special issue that focuses on evidence for the reliable and valid assessment and successful treatment and management of offenders with intellectual disabilities. Submitted papers must include research data derived from investigations with this population.

The issue will be published in 2015.

Submission criteria and review policy

• Submissions must not exceed 5,000 words (including title page, main body of the article, footnotes, references, tables, & figures), excluding the abstract.

• The abstract must be no longer than 150 words.

• The deadline for manuscript submissions is Friday 9th January 2015.

• All submissions will be subject to blind peer review.

• The special issue editors will decide whether submissions are accepted, subject to revision as required.

For further information

Please consult the journal homepage, author guidelines or contact the guest editors.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Forsensic Scientist, Psychotherapist, Social Worker
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Privacy and Information Sharing in the Age of Digital Healthcare
07/31/2015
Clinical Governance: An International Journal

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Clinical Governance: An International Journal: Privacy and Information Sharing in the Age of Digital Healthcare

Submit your paper by 31st July 2015

Guest Editor

Professor Gwyn Thomas
Medical School
Swansea University
rgwyn.thomas@gmail.com

Gwyn Thomas is Honorary Professor at Swansea University and Chairman of Health Data Insight.

The internet has already had a big impact on the way people live their lives. Digital technology is transforming how people communicate with each other and the way they use services. Healthcare has always tended to lag behind other sectors in the exploitation of information and computer technology and in a period of decreasing budgets and increasing public expectation, the intention is for the health care sector to make greater use of digital technology in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. The shift to delivering online healthcare services is inevitable but if people are to make better use of these services then the “digital trade” in their personal health information will need to increase. Society needs to work out how to strike the balance between:

• Personal Privacy - making sure that people have control over their own information and being able to decide how they would like to use it;

• Information Sharing - essential for the delivery of safe integrated services; and

• Organisational Transparency - publishing data widely to improve services and increase accountability.

CGIJ seeks papers for a special issue to consider the challenges of governance in this dynamic digital environment. We are especially interested in the application of novel methods and techniques or the application of techniques and approaches from other domains to health care, but we welcome any contributions which can expand the body of knowledge in this area, covering (but not limited to) the following topics:

• Greater patient empowerment to give patients a stronger “voice” which will be listened to

• Increasing emphasis on self care by giving patients on line access to their own personal health records

• Increasing international patient mobility

• Federated approaches to identity management 

• Different healthcare models in the UK Home Countries

• Delivering integrated health and social care services

• Duty of Care to share information

• Government policy for Open Data to deliver economic and social value

• Wider range of information including predictive and genetic information

• Forthcoming data protection legislation across Europe and more proactive regulation in the UK

• The global reach of internet technology

• Widespread use and ease of developing personal Healthcare Applications

• Greater use of mobile devices and social media

• Decreasing affordability of national health care systems

Submission instructions

Please contact the guest editor at rgwyn.thomas@gmail.com with an abstract or outline of your paper prior to submission of the full manuscript.

• Manuscripts should be between 2,000 and 4,000 words and formatted according to the journal author guidelines.

• Submissions must be received via the online submission system Scholar One Manuscripts. 

• Authors should indicate that the manuscript is for this special issue by selecting from the dropdown list on Scholar One Manuscripts.

Deadline for submission of the full manuscript is 31st July 2015.

Further information

Please see the journal homepage or contact the guest editor.

Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Informatician, Information Scientist, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Social Scientist, Technologist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Quality in Ageing and Older Adults: In the Margins or the Mainstream? Future Directions and Innovations in Providing Inclusive Accommodation and Support for Older LGBTI Adults
04/01/2015
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Quality in Ageing and Older Adults: In the Margins or the Mainstream? Future Directions and Innovations in Providing Inclusive Accommodation and Support for Older LGBTI Adults

Deadline - 1 April 2015

Guest editors

Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Middlesex University, UK

Dr Paul Willis, Swansea University, UK

Antony Smith, Age UK

There is a growing demand for increased choices in housing, enhanced care and provision of person centred support for older adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) who do not feel recognised by current mainstream services and/or who anticipate or experience discriminatory treatment.

We are seeking empirical or theoretical-based papers from international researchers engaged in applied research that present new arguments on the future directions that housing, social care and other forms of community based provision should take for increasing inclusive service provision to older LGBTI adults.

It is expected that contributing authors will translate key messages from research and theoretical debates into implications for practice with older adults, thus maintaining a practice-orientation to the issue. We also welcome shorter pieces of up to 1,500 words that reflect practice and promote service user voices.

Possible topics and themes may include (but are not limited to):

• Improving person centred care services for dependent older LGBTI adults living at home

• New models and schemes for housing provision for LGBTI adults in later life

• Older adults’ perspectives on future housing and social care services

• Innovations in housing and social care provision for older LGBTI adults

• Gender-sensitive social care for older transgender adults

• Inclusive service provision for end-of-life care

• Social care issues for specific groups of older adults within the LGBTI spectrum

• Mixed models of health and social care in later life

• Enhanced role of inspectorate and other public agencies in monitoring quality of care

We will also have a reviews section which includes books and resources on LGBTI ageing issues more generally.

Submission criteria

Submission deadline: 1 April 2015

Before your submit please read the guidelines for authors http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/author_guidelines.htm?id=qaoa

Please submit your paper via the online submission system. NB Please ensure that you submit to the special issue area.

Further information

If you have any questions or would like additional information on this issue please contact the guest editors:

Dr Trish Hafford-Letchfield
Middlesex University, UK
P.Hafford-Letchfield@mdx.ac.uk

Dr Paul Willis
Swansea University, UK
P.B.Willis@swansea.ac.uk

Antony Smith
Age UK
Antony.smith@ageuk.org.uk

For more information about Quality in Ageing and Older Adults journal, visit the journal’s website at: www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/qaoa.htm

Academic, Gerontologist, Health Services Researcher, Home Health Nurse, Hospice Nurse, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist, Social Worker
Call for Chapters: Examining the Development, Regulation, and Consumption of Functional Foods
12/30/2014
Proposed Book

Call for Chapters: Examining the Development, Regulation, and Consumption of Functional Foods

Editors

Sailas Benjamin (University of Calicut, India)

Sarath Josh M.K. (Department of Botany, University of Calicut, India)

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 30, 2014

Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2015

Medical and functional foods are gaining increased momentum in the health and allied sector. Medical foods are specially formulated foods for the dietary management of a disease that demands distinctive nutritional support, which cannot be met by a normal diet alone. Apart from nutritional value, a functional food provides additional or supplementary functions for the human health management (often one related to health-promotion or disease prevention) by adding new ingredients or more of existing ingredients. Functional food is a natural or processed food that contains known biologically-active compounds, which when in defined quantitative and qualitative amounts, provides a clinically-proven and documented health benefit. Thus, it serves as an important source in the prevention, management, and treatment of chronic (especially of lifestyle) diseases of the modern age.

Objective

The principal objective of this endeavor is to bring together the knowledge accumulated on the fundamental and applied aspects of scientific research on functional foods into a handy module as “Examining the Development, Regulation, and Consumption of Functional Foods." This book looks to discuss and address functional foods with the perspectives of dietary supplements, phytonutrients, myconutrients, vitamins, minerals, peptides, lipids, carbohydrates, probiotics, etc. It will also cover the crucial issues related to the efficacy and safety of bioactive compounds and other functional food constituents and characterization of functional foods with reference to:

• product development

• preparation of natural and synthetic ingredients for use in foods

• supplements or premixes and improvement of ingredient quality

• effects of processing (including packaging, storage, etc.) on functionality and improvement of product quality

• verification

• quality control and traceability of natural and synthetic functional food ingredients and products

• improvement of the quality of foods with inherent health benefits

• development and commercialization of specific functional food products

• regulatory aspects of functional foods and related issues, e.g., labeling, substantiation of health claims, etc.

Target Audience

Policy makers, academicians, researchers, medical practitioners, advanced-level students, technology developers, and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in electronic government and assisting in furthering their own research efforts in this field.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Development of new food products

• Plant bioactives

• Antioxidants and ageing

• Dietary fibres

• Prebiotics and probiotics

• Functional lipids

• Food Allergy and food poisoning

• Self-heating food packaging

• Approaches to safety and quality in food processing

• Food fortification and enrichment

• Properties of food additives

• Bioactive peptides

• Food-borne illness

• Emerging technologies in food processing

• Progresses in the transport and storage of liquid and solid foods

• Food enzyme kinetics

• Microbiological and chemical testing of food items

• Advanced mass transfer in foods

• Minerals and other dietary supplements

• Nutrition for seniors

• Functional beverages and food products

• Alcoholic beverages- quality and safety aspects

• Use of safe, nutritious, and wholesome food

• Impact of genetically modified food on health

• Molecular nutrition

• Disease prevention and treatment

• Decaffeination of coffee and tea

• Food labeling

• Nutritional effects of food processing

• Enzyme application in dairy industry

• Mal absorption syndromes

• Choice of packaging materials

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2014, a 1,000-2,000 word chapter proposal, clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by January 30, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Examining the Development, Regulation, and Consumption of Functional Foods. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

December 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline

January 30, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

April 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

June 30, 2015: Review Results Returned

July 31, 2015: Revised Chapter Submission

August 15, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification

August 30, 2015: Final Deadline

Inquiries

Sailas Benjamin
Director of Research, University of Calicut, Kerala – 673 635, India
Tel: +91-9495548315
Fax: +91-0495-2400269
E-mail: benjamin@uoc.ac.in

Sarath Josh M.K.
Enzyme Technology Laboratory
Biotechnology Division
Department of Botany
University of Calicut, Kerala – 673 635, India
E-mail: sarathjoshmk@gmail.com

Nutritionist, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Servant
Call for Chapters: Effective Methods for Modern Healthcare Service Quality and Evaluation
12/30/2014
Volume in the in the Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice (AMTCP) Book Series

Call for Chapters: Effective Methods for Modern Healthcare Service Quality and Evaluation

Editors

Dr. Panagiotis Manolitzas (Technical University of Crete, Greece)

Prof. Evangelos Grigoroudis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)

Prof. Nikolaos Matsatsinis (Technical University of Crete, Greece)

Prof. Denis Yannacopoulos (Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus, Greece)

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 30, 2014

Full Chapters Due: March 31, 2015

For release in the Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice (AMTCP) Book Series.

Series Editors: Srikanta Patnaik (SOA University, India) and Priti Das (S.C.B. Medical College, India)

ISSN: 2327-9354

The Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice (AMTCP) Book Series brings together the most recent research on the latest technology used in areas of nursing informatics, clinical technology, biomedicine, diagnostic technologies, and more. Researchers, students, and practitioners in this field will benefit from this fundamental coverage on the use of technology in clinical practices.

The economic crisis, the increase of poverty and unemployment, the disorganization of primary health care led the population to demand health services from the public hospitals. Moreover the economic recession forced the scientists to develop tools and methodologies for the efficient usage of health care resources. Studying the academic literature it's obvious that many researchers develop modern methodologies in order to redesign the health care services, to find the optimal number of staff, to evaluate the quality of health care services etc.

Objective

The scope of this edited book is to include modern tools, methodologies that have been applied to the health care sector for the improvement of health care services. Through the analysis of the tools, methodologies, case studies the academic community, researchers and health policy makers will be informed how they can design effective and efficient health care services. In addition the CEOs of the hospitals will be informed how they can solve problems like overcrowding, patient dissatisfaction etc, using the methods that will be presented in the edited book.

Target Audience

Health policy makers, researchers, academics will find this text useful in order to enrich their knowledge in the scientific area of the health care services research. Furthermore the edited book could be used as course material at universities covering subjects like health care management, health policy, health services research, operational research in health care management.

Recommended Topics

Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Simulation in health care

• Multiple criteria analysis in health care

• Process mining

• Internal customer satisfaction (physicians, nurses)

• Patients satisfaction

• Methodologies for the improvement of health care services

• Quality of health care services

• Health policy

• Evidence based health policy

• Work force planning

• Location and allocation problems in health care

• Decision Support Systems (DSS) in health care

• Health care logistics

• DEA

• Lean Management

• Optimization

• Health services reengineering

• Balanced score card

• Neural networks in health care

• Health technology assessment

• Ambulance location

• Risk assessment and modelling

• Demand forecasting and capacity planning

• Health analytics and big data

• Costing and pricing of health services

• System Dynamics

• Telemedicine and eHealth

• Health IT Quality and Evaluation

• Data Mining & Data analytics

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by March 31, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Effective Methods for Modern Healthcare Service Quality and Evaluation. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

December 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline

February 15, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

March 31, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

May 31, 2015: Review Results Returned

July 15, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification

July 30, 2015: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries

Panagiotis Manolitzas, PhD
Decision Support Systems Laboratory,
School of Production Engineering and Management
Technical University of Crete, Greece
University Campus, Chania-Crete, Greece
Postal Code GR73100
e-mail: pmanol@gmail.com, pmanolitzas@isc.tuc.gr

Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Healthcare Administrator, Informatician, Nurse Researcher, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Technologist
Call for Chapters: M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care
12/30/2014
Volume in the Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series

Call for Chapters: M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care

Editors

Dr. Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece)

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 30, 2014

Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2015

For release in the Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series.

Series Editor: Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece) and Anastasia N. Kastania (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)

ISSN: 2328-1243

The Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series aims to provide a channel for international researchers to progress the field of study on technology and its implications on healthcare and health information systems. With the growing focus on healthcare and the importance of enhancing this industry to tend to the expanding population, the book series seeks to accelerate the awareness of technological advancements of health information systems and expand awareness and implementation.

* * *

M-Health is increasingly being used in the health care field since its use is becoming a cost-effective method of identifying and monitoring health issues, as well as guiding the formulation of health policies. Programs to support the professional development of people in the health field, using mHealth technology, are becoming readily available. mHealth also provides health professionals with access to patient data as well as access to various information sources, both of which provide valuable assistance in the diagnosis and formulation of treatment. Individuals can use mHealth to access resource materials on health issues. Patients can self-monitor and transmit information to their health care provider making mHealth particularly important to people living in remote areas or those who are physically impaired.

While the timely emergence of mHealth will not resolve all problems, it offers unique opportunities to reduce cost, increase efficiencies, and improve the quality and access to care. Home-based monitoring will help hospitals track patient recovery and compliance, thereby minimizing costly episodes of re-admission. Coordination between departments and providers will reduce wasteful spending and improve quality of care. Moreover, with rapid consumer adoption of smartphones, physicians can now perform two-way videoconferencing. Patients and physicians will have access to medical records and vital signs. Wireless technology will also allow physicians to serve more patients despite geographical limitations.

In this context, the book will explore the emergence of mHealth in the healthcare setting. It will focus on the broad range of technologies available, tackle the effects of mHealth on the industry and stakeholders, explore the infrastructure and architecture needed to support these technologies, discuss the evolvement of various stakeholders and the impact of mHealth on existing technology, and analyze the transformation of the business model. Looking forward, it will demistify the impact of consumer-centric healthcare, and how it might reshape access, quality and treatment.

Objective

The book will provide an overview of mHealth technologies that affect quality in healthcare. The proposed book intends to provide a compendium of terms, definitions and explanations of concepts, processes and acronyms. Additionally, it will present chapters (each chapter consisting of 7,000-10,000 words) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of key terms and concepts related to the Interaction of mHealth and quality in healthcare.

Target Audience

This book intends to:

• support students understanding of the effect of mHealth technologies on quality in healthcare

• help healthcare professionals better understand the needs of their patients

• act as an assistant for patients to derive more benefits from their healthcare

• encourage e-health systems designers and managers to ground everyday practice on mHealth technologies

The prospective audience includes undergraduate and extended degree programs students, graduate students of health care quality and health services management, executive education and continuing education, health care managers, and health professionals.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Potential of mHealth

• Market potential of mHealth

• Business modeling for mHealth

• Data Protection and Security of data in mHealth

• Big Data and mHealth

• Mobile Telemedicine

• Practical applications of mHealth

• The legal framework of mHealth

• Quality and mHealth

• Patient Safety and mHealth

• Role of mHealth in the healthcare systems

• Interoperability and mHealth

• Reimbursement models of mHealth

• Potential liabilities from the use of mHealth

• Research and innovation in mHealth

• International cooperation and mHealth

• Socio-economic impact of mHealth

• The future of mHealth

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by January 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication,M-Health Innovations for Patient-Centered Care. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

December 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline

January 15, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

April 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

June 30, 2015: Review Results Returned

August 15, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification

August 30, 2015: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries

Dr. Anastasius Moumtzoglou
P. & A. Kyriakou Children’s Hospital
Thivon & Levadias, 11527 Athens, Greece
Tel.: +302132009822 • GSM: +306974558870
E-Mail: anas1@hol.gr

Computer Scientist, Health Services Researcher, Healthcare Administrator, Informatician, Information Scientist, Nurse Researcher, Physician Researcher, Technologist
Call for Chapters: Impact of Medical Errors and Malpractice on Health Economics, Quality, and Patient Safety
12/30/2014
Proposed Book

Call for Chapters: Impact of Medical Errors and Malpractice on Health Economics, Quality, and Patient Safety

Editors

Dr. Marina Riga (University of Piraeus, Greece)

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 30, 2014

Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2015

Medical errors exist and can provoke discussion and debate about quality and patient safety issues of health care provision, with multiple and complex social and economic implications. The starting point for bringing them to the forefront of public attention was the report of Institute of Medicine titled “To Err is Human”. In the literature, a medical error was determined as “the failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim. Errors can include problems in practice, products, procedures, and systems”. Researches revealed that the number of patients who have experienced a medical error in healthcare is worryingly high, while a significant proportion of harm refers to medical errors reasonably preventable. Under the burden of serious economic and social implications of physical harms and the finding that the root causes are mainly systemic in the overall health system, it is essential to take strategically designed actions to reduce medical errors, involving the health care professionals and patients, using Information Technology for detecting, reporting and analyzing the medical errors.

This book looks to initiate a debate among health decision makers, health professionals and patients about accurate reporting of medical errors for empowering the culture of patient safety and healthcare quality. The editors will seek chapters that address the hidden weaknesses, failures and malpractices existing in healthcare systems globally, the variety of medical errors’ measurement methods, with their advantages and disadvantages based on an international experience and different aspects of incident reporting systems implementation with both mandatory and voluntary disclosure modules, worldwide. Additionally, the book will explore the impact of medical errors on patient safety, healthcare quality and on fiscal consolidation and cost containment on healthcare systems.

Objective

This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of the detection and analysis of the various implications of medical errors while providing for further research opportunities in this dynamic field. It is hoped that this text will provide the resources necessary for health decision makers, health professionals and patients-citizens to adopt a culture of openness and implement a systematic review of medical errors in order to improve the quality of care and patients’ safety in the healthcare system worldwide as well as to achieve the health care cost containment.

Target Audience

Health decision makers, health managers, health professionals, patients, medical malpractice lawyers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, healthcare information technology developers, and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics in the various implications of medical errors and assisting in furthering their own research efforts in this field.

Recommended Topics

Authors are welcome to submit chapters on the following topics relating to the impact of medical errors on health economics, health care quality and patient safety as well as to the national incident reporting systems implementation with both mandatory and voluntary disclosure modules, worldwide:

• Medical Errors: A Literature Review in: USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Asia

• Case studies on research findings through courts’ judgments (qualitative analysis)

• Aspects of Health Care Quality in connection with Medical Errors

• Aspects of Patient Safety in connection with Medical Errors

• Legal Considerations in Medical Errors

• Ethical Considerations in Medical Errors

• Economic Impact of Medical Errors in: USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Asia

• Case studies on compensations awarded by courts (quantitative analysis)

• Framework for identifying and measuring medical errors

• Error Measurement Methods

• A Landscape of incident reporting systems addressed to health professionals and patients: mandatory & voluntary disclosure modules in: USA, Australia, Canada, Europe, and Asia

• Factors influencing reporting behavior

• Case studies on innovative patient safety interventions

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by January 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Impact of Medical Errors and Malpractice on Health Economics, Quality, and Patient Safety. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

December 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline

January 15, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

April 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

June 30, 2015: Review Results Returned

July 30, 2015: Revised Chapter Submission

Inquiries

Dr. Marina Riga
33, Dimitriou Moscha, Maroussi, P.C. 15124, Athens, Greece
Tel.: +306937727878
E-mail: marina.riga@yahoo.com

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Forsensic Scientist, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Healthcare Administrator, Lawyer, Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Social Scientist
Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Intellectual Disabilities
12/30/2014
Volume in the Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Intellectual Disabilities

Editors

Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan (Institute of Behavioral Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, India)

Proposals Submission Deadline: December 30, 2014

Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2015

For release in the Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) Book Series.

ISBN: Pending

The Advances in Psychology, Mental Health, and Behavioral Studies (APMHBS) book series presents comprehensive research publications focusing on topics relating to the human psyche, cognition, psychiatric care, mental and developmental disorders, as well as human behavior and interaction. Featuring diverse and innovative research, publications within APMHBS are ideally designed for use by mental health professionals, academicians, researchers, and upper-level students.

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Intellectual disability (ID) is a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and inadaptive behavior, which covers many everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18. Though the causative factors are various, there is no curative treatment found yet. Millions of people are affected by these conditions which burden family as well. The comorbidities and management of ID differs at various life stages, and their marriage and parenting skills are major concerns. It is also noticed that their family members are at high risk for psychiatric disorders. So understanding these aspects in depth would help in improving management techniques and rehabilitation of people with intellectual disabilities, and hence there exists a need for an edited collection of articles in this area.

Objective

This Handbook will aim to provide the latest empirical research findings in the area of Intellectual disability focusing on epidemiology, assessment, causes, and comorbidities, intellectual disabilities at various stages (childhood, adolescence, and adulthood),educational and vocational issues, sexuality, marriage and parenting issues, forensic issues, stigma, and mental health problems among family members. It will also provide a fresh approach and comprehensive knowledge on ID and its various aspects.

Target Audience

The target audience of this Handbook will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the mental health area such as clinicians (especially Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Pediatricians), academicians, special educators, social workers, Psychiatric nurses, rehabilitation centres, and students in the area of mental health. It will be useful for Universities, hospitals, and the public. Moreover, this handbook will provide a deep knowledge on ID and its various issues from a developmental approach and it is valuable as it deals with their sexual issues, marriage, parenting skills and issues faced by the family members. It will further enrich our current knowledge of intellectual disabilities.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Epidemiology

• Prevalence rate in underdeveloped countries, developing countries and developed countries

• Issues and challenges in determining prevalence of ID

• Cross cultural assessment issues and challenges

Causes

• Genetic reasons of ID

• Medical conditions and development of ID

• Pre-peri and post natal conditions and development of ID

• Psychosocial reasons for ID

• Environmental factors for ID

• Recent developments in the understanding of causes of ID

Comorbidities

• Psychiatric disorders and ID

• Medical conditions and comorbid ID

• Genetic diseases and comorbid ID

• Recent understanding of comorbidities in ID

ID in childhood, adolescence and adulthood

• Issues and recent trends in the assessment and management of ID in childhood

• Issues and recent trends in the assessment and management of ID in adolescents

• Issues and recent trends in the assessment and management of ID in adulthood

Sexuality, marriage and parenting issues

• Cross cultural beliefs and issues on marriage of people with ID

• Sexual issues, sexual abuses and ID

• Parenting skills, issues and ID

Educational needs and ID

• Regular vs special classroom teaching

• Recent advances in educational needs

Vocational rehabilitation

• Recent trends and issues in vocational rehabilitation of people with ID

Crime and legal issues among intellectually disabled individuals

• Crime and related activities among individuals with ID

• Trial and conviction of individual with ID

• legal issues related to financial matters and will and its recent trends

Stigma, mental health issues and coping

• Stigma and ID in various cultures

Psychosocial interventions and its challenges

• Psychosocial interventions, issues and recent trends

• Mental health issues among family members and their coping

• Types of problems faced by their parents, siblings, wife and children

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before December 30, 2014, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 28, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Handbook of Research on Diagnosing, Treating, and Managing Intellectual Disabilities. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

Publisher

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

December 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline

February 28, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

April 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

June 30, 2015: Review Results Returned

August 15, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification

August 30, 2015: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries

Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan
rejanigopal@yahoo.co.in

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Child Psychiatrist, Child Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Pediatrician, Psychiatric Nurse, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Social Worker

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