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
Professor Gwyn Thomas
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
Please contact the guest editor at email@example.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.
Please see the journal homepage or contact the guest editor.