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Call for Papers: Arthroplasty Today
11/30/2014
Arthroplasty Today

Call for Papers: Arthroplasty Today

The Arthroplasty Today website will go live soon and be ready to accept papers on a wide variety of topics focusing on case reports of the highest quality.

About Arthroplasty Today

Arthroplasty Today will serve as a venue for current topics related to joint replacement and associated procedures. This peer-reviewed journal publishes original manuscripts with a focus on case reports of the highest quality from all areas relating to joint replacement or the treatment of its complications, including those dealing prosthetic design, biomechanics, biomaterials, metallurgy, and biologic response to arthroplasty materials in vivo and in vitro. Arthroplasty Today will also serve as venue for other unique manuscript types to include communications to the AAHKS membership and Arthroplasty Today subscribers, review articles, educational materials related to care delivery, health policy and trends in the practice of arthroplasty and technical tips with case follow up.

Physician Researcher, Policy Analyst, Surgeon
Alpha Omega Alpha Student Poetry Competition
11/30/2014
The Pharos

Alpha Omega Alpha Student Poetry Competition

Purpose: To encourage medical students to write effective poetry.

The criteria by which poems are judged are:

Imagery and use of language

Poetic structure and technique

Emotional appeal

Relevance to Pharos readers

Prizes

$500 first; $250 second; $100 third, honorable mention $75.

Eligibility

Authors must be enrolled at medical schools with active Alpha Omega Alpha chapters or associations (Class of 2015 or later), but need not be members of Alpha Omega Alpha. Only one entry may be submitted by each student.

Dates

Entries must be sent by online form no later than November 30, 2014, Midnight PST. Winners will be announced on or about April 1, 2015 and all participants informed.

Poem Requirements:

1. Poems must be written while the student is in medical school, must be the work of a single author, and must represent original work. Only one poem may be submitted to the competition per author.

2. The poem may be on any subject related to medicine.

3. The poem must be single spaced, single column, and not exceed two pages of 12-point type with minimum 1-inch margins. The author's name and poem title must be on each page, and pages must be numbered.

4. The poem must not have been offered to or published by any other journal or entered in any other contest and must be submitted to The Pharos, the official publication of Alpha Omega Alpha, which has the right of first refusal.

5. The poem must be sent by online application

6. Poems not meeting all requirements will be rejected.

7. A committee of the editorial board of The Pharos will review the poems and select the winners.

By submitting your poem to us, you give us exclusive rights to publication or first refusal.

You should have no expectations of privacy regarding the submission and its review.

Poems not accepted for The Pharos but published elsewhere should include the following acknowledgment: Submitted as an entry in the 2015 Pharos Poetry Competition.

More Information

Jane Kimball
(650) 329-0291
jane@alphaomegaalpha.org

Medical Student
2015 Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Awards
01/31/2015
The Pharos

2015 Helen H. Glaser Student Essay Awards

Purpose: To encourage medical students to write creative narratives or scholarly essays relevant to medicine.

Prizes

$2000 first, $750 second, $500 third, and honorable mention awards of $250 each. Prizes will be paid after the receipt of required documentation (see Requirements for winning essays, below).

Eligibility

Authors must be enrolled at medical schools with active Alpha Omega Alpha chapters or associations (Class of 2015 or later), but need not be members of Alpha Omega Alpha. Only one entry may be submitted per student.

Dates

Entries must be sent by online form no later than midnight January 31, 2015, PST. Winners will be announced no later than May 1, 2015 and all participants informed.

Requirements for Essays

1. Essays must be written while the student is in medical school, must be the work of a single author, and must represent original work.

2. The essay may be on any nontechnical subject related to medicine. Well-referenced, scholarly essays will be given preference.

3. The essay must not exceed 15 double-spaced pages of 12-point type with minimum 1-inch margins, exclusive of reference listing. The author’s name and essay title must be on each page, and all pages must be numbered.

4. Unique references, numbered consecutively, are limited to 20. (Reference citation of web sites is not acceptable unless a site is the sole source of the information or has official academic credentials. Examples of acceptable sites are official government web pages such as that of the National Institutes of Health.)

5. The paper must not have been offered to or published by any other journal or entered in any other contest and must be submitted to The Pharos, the official publication of Alpha Omega Alpha, which has the right of first refusal.

6.The essay must be submitted via the Alpha Omega Alpha web site.

7. Essays not meeting all requirements will be rejected.

8. A committee of the editorial board of The Pharos will review the essays and select the winners. Judging will be on the basis of originality, scholarship, style and composition, and relevance.

By submitting your paper to us, you give us exclusive rights to publication or first refusal.

You should have no expectations of privacy regarding the submission and its review.

Requirements for Winning Essays

When notified of award receipt, authors of all winning papers must provide documentation of references in photocopy as follows: title pages of all books cited; the first and last pages of book chapters cited; the table of contents of the particular issue of the journal in which a cited article appeared; all quotations, from the primary sources, including page numbers.

Essays Not Receiving an Award

Essays may be revised and submitted for standard review for publication in The Pharos. Papers not accepted for The Pharos but published elsewhere should include the following acknowledgment: Submitted as an entry in the 2014 Alpha Omega Alpha Student Essay Competition.

More Information

Contact Jane Kimball at (650) 329-0291 or jane@alphaomegaalpha.org

Medical Student
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Nanomaterials in Health and Veterinary Sciences
12/31/2014
International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Biomedical Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Nanomaterials in Health and Veterinary Sciences

Guest Editors:

Dr. Anima Nanda, Sathyabama University, India

Dr. Varahalarao Vadlapudi, Dr. Lankapalli Bullayya College, India

Prof. G. K. Dash, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Science has allowed humans to flourish in numbers unimaginable to our ancestors. For centuries, it has explored and continually redefined the frontiers of our knowledge. For the past decade, one part of that frontier has moved inward, reaching ever smaller dimensions by penetrating to the nanoscale – one billionth of a metre. Having entered the nanoscale world, scientists and engineers are gaining increasing control over the properties of matter and are creating novel applications that have the potential to transform everything from manufacturing to medicine to energy production and environmental remediation.

Among the top challenges across the globe are those of the environment and healthcare. They are of incredible magnitude. Nanotechnology is at the core of the answer to the issues. Materials with small dimensions (nanomaterials) increase the strength and enhance the efficiency of monitoring devices and remediation of environmental pollution, and act quickly against fatal diseases. Nanoscale materials will also improve products in terms of functionality, weight, energy consumption and environmental impact. Choosing the right nanoscale materials is one of the key parameters for the future direction of nanotechnology. There is no doubt that nanotechnology will continue to be developed, will be of benefit to society and will improve healthcare and the environment in many ways. But shortcomings always exist when new unproven technologies are released.

Thus, this special issue aims to assess the current status and to identify future priorities and directions in research, design and applications for human and animal health. The issue will provide an opportunity and platform to promote mutual interaction, information and collaboration on advanced functional materials. We invite submission of review articles and original research articles and short communications.

Subject Coverage

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

• Nanomaterials, synthesis and fabrication for biomedical applications

• Nanobiology, nanomedicine and nanotoxicology

• Nanotechnology and environment bioengineering materials

• Functional/structural nanomaterials

• Diagnostic application of nanomaterials in human and veterinary healthcare

• Nanomaterials for biomedical and dairy applications

• Novel applications of nanomaterials

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online.

Any queries can be emailed to Mr. M. Amin at aminbio3@gmail.com.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 31 December, 2014

Communication of peer reviews to authors: 28 February, 2015

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 31 March, 2015

Bioengineer, Physician Researcher, Scientist, Veterinary Scientist
Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education Through Technology
11/15/2014
Volume in the in the Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education Through Technology

Editors

Dr. Victor C. X. Wang (Florida Atlantic University, USA)

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 15, 2014

Full Chapters Due: January 15, 2015

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

Series Editors: 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.

* * *

Health education and technology integration started in our primitive society. While modern doctors and nurses use cutting edge technology to treat terminal diseases, shamen in tribes still use a rudimentary technology to treat tribal men and women. Technology contributes to human health and longevity. The more technological advances people have, the longer people live. However, technology is just one factor leading to health and longevity. Health education is the catalyst that plays a more crucial role in maintaining health and longevity. People living in the early 1900s could expect to live an average of approximately 50 years. Now American men live an average of 78 years and American women live an average of 80 years. This lifespan has been changed due to medical breakthroughs firmly supported by health education and technology integration. Health education and technology integration go hand in hand to advance medical breakthroughs.

One in 25 Americans was 65 or over at the turn of the 20th century. In 1994, one in eight Americans was 65 or over. The number of older adults (aged 65 and older) has increased eleven-fold since the turn of the 20th century. As people age, researchers study successful aging by integrating technology; in this way, technology has contributed to longevity in our society. The number of adults over age 85 has quadrupled. The average life span in Japan is longer than that in the United States. Both Japan and the United States are more technologically advanced countries, emphasizing health education at the grassroots level. China has not lagged behind. China developed cutting edge technologies to contain severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003, and the World Health Organization declared that China has achieved the Millennium Development Goals target of reversing tuberculosis (TB) incidence by 2015 and has successfully eradicated malaria.

As the 70 million baby-boomers in the United States will retire very soon, we are entering an adult-oriented society, if not an aging society, from a youth-oriented society. Health education and technology integration will become more and more important in maintaining a whole nation’s health and longevity. Health education takes many forms ranging from lifelong education, gerontology, health promoting exercises, nutrition education, lifestyles, literacy education, and clinical depression to medical education, nursing education and physical therapy. The ubiquitous computer alone cannot describe the sophisticated level of technology used to contain and treat diseases.

Such a timely and relevant volume would not be possible without contributions from scholars/researchers and practitioners in the fields of adult education, medical education, nursing education, clinical psychology, biological science, kinesiology, and technology. Researchers and professionals are required to write chapters by using a language that can be understood by scholars as well as the general public who believe that health education and technology integration should be promoted at the grassroots level.

Instead of specifying chapter titles, which will limit the potential research areas, authors are encouraged to propose their own chapter titles and a brief (no more than one page) proposal to the editor based on the theme of the book and the introduction.

Objective

The Handbook of Research on Advancing Health Education through Technology will feature full length chapters (around 12,000 words per chapter) authored by leading experts offering an in-depth description of concepts related to different issues, tools, methodologies, applications and trends in advancing health education through technology at all levels in this evolving society.

Target Audience

• Adult learning professionals

• Faculty and graduate students in health education and technology

• Doctors and nurses, including dieticians

• Researchers and practitioners in the health care industry

• Policy makers in the health care industry

• Librarians assisting researchers, practitioners, faculty, and students in health education and technology

• Computer programmers in promoting technology in health education

Recommended Topics

Given the broad theme of this volume, contributing authors may determine their own research topics and send their chapter proposals to the editor for consideration for inclusion in the volume. This volume intends to address all pertinent issues and concerns in adult and community education in our evolving society. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Adult health education through technology

• Child grief education through technology

• Depression control through technology;

• Relationship between health education and technology

• Managing disease through technology

• Sleep study through technology

• Nursing education through technology

• The role of medical doctors fostering health education through technology

• Adult literacy and technology

• Self-directed learning and technology

• Assessing heath education through technology

• Benefits of health education and technology

• Rural health education and technology

• Anxiety study via technology

• Nursing training through technology;

• Technologies in promoting traditional Chinese medicines

• Successful aging through technology

• Promoting longevity through technology

• New brain research through technology

• Nutrition education through technology

• Community health education through technology

• Promoting health education through technology by relying on physical therapy

• Holistic health education through technology

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners (adult learners and adult educators) are invited to submit on or before November 15, 2014 a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapter. More than one chapter proposal from well-established researchers and practitioners is welcome. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by November 20, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 15, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed in a double-blind review process. 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 Advancing Health Education through Technology. 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 2015.

Important Dates

November 15, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline

November 20, 2014: Notification of Acceptance

January 15, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

February 15, 2015: Review Results Returned

March 15, 2015: Final Chapter Submission

Inquiries

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (by Word document) to: Victor C.X. Wang at vcxwang@gmail.com

Allied Health Professional, Dietitian, Gerontological Nurse, Gerontologist, Health Educator, Health Services Researcher, Nurse Educator, Nurse Researcher, Nutritionist, Physician Researcher, Technologist
Call for Chapters: Effective Methods for Modern Healthcare Service Quality and Evaluation
11/30/2014
Volume 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: November 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 November 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

November 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 Services Researcher, Healthcare Administrator, Nurse Researcher
Call for Chapters: Medical Simulation as an Instructional Tool in Health Education
11/30/2014
Volume in the Advances in Healthcare Information Systems and Administration (AHISA) Book Series

Call for Chapters: Medical Simulation as an Instructional Tool in Health Education

Editors

Dr. Jill E. Stefaniak (Old Dominion University, USA)

Dr. Ginger S. Watson (Old Dominion University, USA)

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014

Full Chapters Due: March 31, 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.

* * *

Technological innovations are changing the way education is delivered. With instructional media evolving at an exponential pace, instructional designers and educators have a variety of options when deciding what tools are best for delivering their instruction. Simulation is a form of instruction that has been used in a variety of industries including aviation, defense, crisis management, medicine, and customer service. Medical simulation has grown significantly in recent years, focusing on clinical training of physicians and nurses particularly in the areas of clinical diagnosis, medical procedures, and performance of healthcare teams. This type of learning involves recreating an environment, including equipment and resources that the learner would typically have if they were performing in the actual environment, and providing the instructor with the opportunity to observe the learner interacting with and managing challenges that may arise.

Many healthcare programs and professional fields utilize medical simulation as a method of training and assessment and as a means of continuing education for licensure. Medical simulation has proven to be a viable instructional tool, increasing efforts in patient safety, ensuring that healthcare professionals are being trained prior to interacting with patients, and facilitating competency with new equipment and procedures prior to use.

Objective

The overall mission of this book is to provide healthcare professionals and medical educators who are involved in the field of medical simulation with the foundational knowledge needed to design effective simulations utilizing sound instructional design.

The goal is to provide medical simulation professionals with a toolkit for developing instruction in a simulated learning environment. The book will cover topics such as conducting a needs assessment, analyzing performance, developing instructional materials, and tips for managing instructional projects within the context of medical education and simulation-based training. To date, there is no book that has addressed the foundational knowledge associated with instructional design for the field of medical simulation. This book is intended to fill the void that currently exists in the medical simulation literature.

Target Audience

The target audience for this book consists of educators, physicians, nurses, and allied health and simulation professionals who are responsible for designing instructional activities for simulated learning environments. This book is intended to serve as a toolkit to aid them with curriculum development and to align activities with their desired learning goals.

Recommended Topics

• Introduction to medical simulation

• Designing instruction: Theoretical frameworks to consider

• Task trainers

• Performance simulators

• Team simulations

• Insitu simulations

• Performance analysis: Identifying the need for simulation

• Writing educational goals and outcomes for a simulation

• Instructional strategies and sequencing

• Scenario design and development

• Developing instructional materials

• Message design

• Performance assessment

• Simulator and simulation evaluation

• Debriefing learners

• Implementing instructional and/or non-instructional interventions

• Project management and maintenance

• Simulation standards and accrediting processes

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 30, 2014, a 1,000-2,000 word proposal clearly explaining the subject, mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by December 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent case guidelines. Authors will be expected to adhere to these guidelines exactly. Full chapters are 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, Medical Simulation as an Instructional Tool in Health Education. 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

November 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline

December 30, 2014: Notification of Acceptance

March 31, 2015: Full Chapter Submission

May 31, 2015: Review Results Returned

June 30, 2015: Chapter Revisions Due

July 15, 2015: Final Acceptance Notification

Inquiries

Dr. Jill Stefaniak at medicalsimulationbook@gmail.com

Academic, Allied Health Professional, Educator, Medical Faculty Member, Nurse Educator
Call for Chapters: E-Governance Applications for User-Driven Healthcare
01/15/2015
Volume in the Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD) Book Series

Call for Chapters: E-Governance Applications for User-Driven Healthcare

Editors

Rakesh Biswas, M.D. (Department of Medicine, LN Medical College and Research Center, India)

Ephrem Eyob, Ph.D. (Department of Engineering Technology, Virginia State University, USA)

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015

Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2015

For release in the Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD) Book Series.

Series Editor: Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)

ISSN: 2326-9103

The Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide & Regional Development (AEGDDRD) book series aims to publish authored, edited and case books encompassing the current and innovative research and practice discussing all aspects of electronic government development, implementation and adoption as well the effective use of the emerging technologies (including social media and mobile technologies) for a more effective electronic governance (or e-governance).

* * *

Fast transformation of human activities due to information and communication technology (ICT) innovation is becoming a ubiquitous phenomenon as government and health care delivery are directly impacted. New discoveries in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and nano-technology is speeding the creation of new knowledge. Comprehensive e-services framework is speeding the distribution of best-in-kind services in healthcare, with new modules for helping them build better IT networks for healthcare services, especially healthcare delivery. Some governments are becoming leaders by building a range of applications and Internet-based services to connect with citizens about the healthcare services they receive, including healthcare and wellness services.All this activity needs a platform for documentation and further development through shared learning with an international audience of academics and interested individuals.

Objective

The objective of this work is to provide a clear and consolidated view of current e-government and healthcare network models. We seek to explore the new methods to model, characterize, and build e-government networks for health care. We need to study the critical issues (cultural, security, threats, legal, and technical) confronting e-government healthcare networking, the emergence of new mobile healthcare networking devices and applications, and how healthcare networks impact the business aspects of healthcare industry. Network robustness is also a vital property that needs to be addressed. Furthermore, the collection of chapters will be able to offer tools and guidance and best practices for local governments to optimize their experiences in transacting business internally and externally to citizens that either are interested to get information, interested in having an assessment done, or need to keep track about how their care is being laid out.

Target Audience

This book is designed for professionals and researchers working in the field of health care and e-government, both from theoretical and practical point of views. The book will also provide insights to the executives responsible for understanding the technology and utilizing it to positively impact their business. The audience for this book includes, but is not limited to, the following:

• Researchers

• Health practitioners

• Government officials

• Bloggers

• Healthcare networkers

• Web developers

• People and enterprises involved in marketing/advertising health care products and services using internet and mobile applications

Recommended Topics

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

• Models of healthcare networks

• Healthcare networks analysis of virtual online communities

• Healthcare networks evolution

• Information diffusion in healthcare networks

• M-government

• M-health care

• Infrastructure for e-government and healthcare

• E-healthcare issues

• Patient Safety in e-care

• Radio Frequency identification (RFID) for health care applications

• E-Health and Patient Care for the Elderly

• Cultural issue and e-healthcare disparities

• Robustness of Healthcare networks

• Online communities

• E-healthcare networks and security

• E-healthcare networks on mobile devices

• Integrating individual patient needs with population based governance: role of user driven healthcare

• Personalized medicine and e-governance

• Open health information management and e-governance

• Dynamic case reports model of open electronic health records for e-governance

• Ethics of online health and e-governance

• Role of e-governance in driving public engagement in health services research

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 15, 2015, 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 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, E-Governance Applications for User-Driven Healthcare .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

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015

Full chapter Submission: April 30, 2015

Review Results to Authors: June 30, 2015

Revised Chapter Submission: July 31, 2015

Final Acceptance Notifications: August 15, 2015

Submission of Final Chapters: August 31, 2015

Inquiries

Rakesh Biswas, M.D.
Professor,
Department of Medicine,
LN Medical College and Research Center,
Kolar Road, Bhopal, India
rakesh7biswas@gmail.com

Computer Scientist, Health Services Researcher, Informatician, Information Scientist, Technologist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Psychological Services: Public Mental Health Innovations — From Theory to Practice
05/31/2015
Psychological Services

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Psychological Services: Public Mental Health Innovations — From Theory to Practice

Submission Deadline: May 31, 2015

The editorial staff of Division 18’s APA journal Psychological Services would like to invite you to submit articles for a special issue on Public Mental Health Innovations that will be edited by Philip Magaletta, PhD, and guest editors Femina P. Varghese, PhD, and Anne Klee, PhD.

The prevalence of mental illness, including behavioral and emotional problems among the general public, evidences the need for innovative public mental health services.

Innovations could involve prediction, prevention or early intervention; treatment of mental illness; and/or promotion of positive mental health and education and reduction of stigma.

Considering the nature of the journal, papers should be focused on organized care settings such as police departments, jails, prisons, courts, probation departments, Indian Health Service, CMHCs, Community Health Centers, child guidance clinics, schools, special services departments, rehab units, university clinics, training hospitals, and local government agencies.

Psychological Services is devoted to empirical articles on the delivery of psychological services in organized care settings. Priority is given to manuscripts with empirical data on process, outcome, and effectiveness, but well developed manuscripts on conceptual and policy issues will be considered.

The primary focus for this special issue is “innovation” – new looks at continuing problems and challenges, and first looks at addressing emerging issues.

This special issue will be devoted to all aspects of public mental health, including, but not limited to:

Interventions to detect, prevent, and treat mental and behavioral disorders

Implementation of public mental health programs

Intersection of public sector services (e.g., collaborations involving police and mental health workers)

Contextual or developmental approaches for public mental health

Crisis and/or recovery services

Policy issues transecting public mental health

Psychoeducational programs that reduce stigma, increase family involvement and foster community awareness

Strengths-based interventions that promote positive mental health (e.g., building supports, gainful employment)

Ethical and legal challenges in implementation of public mental health interventions

Theory and practice integration

In sum, we welcome manuscripts related to a variety of topics related to public mental health, including empirical, conceptual, and theoretical papers focused on service provision.

The deadline for receipt of papers for this special issue is May 31, 2015.

Please follow the Instructions to Authors information located on the Psychological Services website.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the Manuscript Submission Web Portal.

Please specify in your cover letter that the submission is intended for the special issue on Public Mental Health Innovations: From Theory to Practice and address your letter to Dr. Phil Magaletta.

All papers submitted will be initially screened by the editorial board and then sent out for blind peer review. If evaluated as appropriate for the journal, papers will then be sent out for blind peer review.

For further questions related to this special issue, please contact Dr. Magaletta.

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Ethicist, Health Services Researcher, Policy Analyst, Psychologist, Public Health Expert
Call for Papers: Seniors Housing & Care Journal
04/06/2015
Seniors Housing & Care Journal

Call for Papers: Seniors Housing & Care Journal

The 2015 Call for Papers is now open. Submissions are due April 6, 2015.

Seniors Housing & Care Journal is a peer-reviewed annual publication focusing on applied research and best practices in the fields of seniors housing and long-term care. The Journal is distributed to more than 2,000 long-term care managers, executives, and investors at the annual conference of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry (NIC).

As managing editor, Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging accepts research submissions for publication. Areas of study include, but are not limited to:

Government, Policy, and Regulatory Issues in Senior Housing

Outcomes Data Related to Senior Housing

Market Research

Market Analysis and Macro Trends

Senior Housing Affordability

Staffing Issues within Senior Housing Communities

Senior Housing Operations

Risk Management

Finance

New Trends in Senior Housing

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry and Mather LifeWays are pleased to announce the New Investigator Scholarship Award to be presented to a graduate student or new investigator for an original, evidence-based paper that addresses critical issues faced by professionals, providers, or investors in the field of senior living. The original paper should demonstrate scientific rigor and make a contribution to the senior living industry. The winning paper will be published in the 2015 issue of Seniors Housing & Care Journal.

Seniors Housing & Care Journal is an open access journal. This means that all content is freely available without charge to a user and/or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Academic, Gerontologist, Graduate Student, Junior Investigator, Junior Researcher, Junior Scientist, New Investigator, New Researcher, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant, Social Scientist, Social Worker, Young Investigator, Young Scientist

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