Call for Chapters: Mobile Cloud Computing Systems and Applications in Healthcare
Chintan Bhatt, Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), India
S.K.Peddoju, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India
Proposals Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014
Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2014
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)
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.
Better care and better outcomes are goals shared by hospitals, clinics and health organizations around the world. Many of the healthcare players have not adopted technology completely in their environments yet and their primary focus has been on automation of back office systems, payment and reimbursement, digitization of medical records, and business intelligence for regulatory compliance and accreditation. In many emerging/developing countries like India, IT budgets are very low. Investments in IT compete with other priorities like radiological equipment or operational expansion. With cloud computing, these goals have become much more attainable. Take advantage of a world of many clouds to improve the quality of patient care and simplify clinical workflows. Cloud computing is a new computing model that lets organizations pay for only the resources they need, when they are needed. With cloud computing, shared resources are allocated dynamically to create a highly flexible environment. This enables organizations to treat infrastructure as a service (IaaS), rather than an expensive capital expenditure. Mobile technology has expanded dramatically around the world. Along with 3G and 4G, these advances have had a huge impact on many walks of life. The utilization of smart phones and tablets has transformed communications, commerce, and entertainment, among other fields. Their emergence has improved service delivery, empowered consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs and changed the way in which people access information and make transactions. Now this technology is composed to alter how health care is delivered, the quality of the patient experience and the cost of health care. Mobile technology is helping with chronic disease management, extending service to underserved areas and improving health outcomes and medical system efficiency.
This book aims to discuss and address the difficulties and challenges that developing countries have faced in implementing mobile cloud computing based healthcare systems and applications. The editors will seek chapters that address different aspects of mobile cloud computing in healthcare i.e. trust, privacy, security issues, big data challenge, decision support systems and related topics. Additionally, the book will explore the impact of such technologies on public, private, community, and hybrid cloud scenarios in healthcare using mobile devices.
This comprehensive and timely publication aims to be an essential reference source, building on the available literature in the field of mobile cloud computing in developing countries while providing for further research opportunities in this dynamic field. It is hoped that this text will provide the resources necessary for policy makers, technology developers and managers to adopt and implement healthcare systems based on cloud computing platform using mobile devices in developing nations across the globe.
Policy makers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, technology developers, and government officials will find this text useful in furthering their research exposure to pertinent topics on healthcare systems based on mobile cloud computing and assisting in furthering their own research efforts in this field.
• Converging Trends in Healthcare
• Internet of Things mobile and cloud ecosystems in healthcare
• Mobile cloud computing data and storage architecture for healthcare services
• Mobile Cloud Data and Information Services in healthcare
• Cloud based BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in healthcare
• Wireless body area networks combined with mobile cloud computing in healthcare
• Public, private, community, and hybrid cloud scenarios in healthcare using mobile devices
• Offloading and Networking in healthcare using mobile cloud
• Pervasive e-health and assisted living services enabled by cloud computing in mobile devices
• Deep knowledge discovery from health using mobile cloud data
• Big data in the mobile cloud-challenges for healthcare
• Decision support systems for healthcare in cloud environments
• Mobile Cloud governance in health environments
• Personal health record and payer-based health records solutions enabled by the mobile cloud
• Smart sensor systems and miniaturized devices in e-health applications
• Increased complexity of e-discovery if processes and/or data storage are handled using mobile cloud computing
• Standards and Recommendations using mobile cloud in healthcare
• Trust, privacy, and security issues and Multimedia Services using mobile cloud in healthcare
• The Future Growth of Mobile Cloud Computing in Healthcare
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before May 30, 2014, a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by June 30, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by September 30, 2014. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
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 2015.
May 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline
June 30, 2014: Notification of Acceptance
September 30, 2014: Full Chapter Submission
November 30, 2014: Review Results Returned
February 15, 2015: Final Chapter Submission
U & P U Patel Department of Computer Engineering
Charotar University of Science And Technology (CHARUSAT), Changa, Gujarat, INDIA
S. K. Peddoju
Dept. of CSE, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, UK, India - 247667