Thursday, May 22, 2014

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Revolutionizing Healthcare Through Mobile Applications

Call for Chapters: Handbook of Research on Revolutionizing Healthcare Through Mobile Applications


Editors


Luis Serrano

Associate Professor

Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universidad Pública de Navarra


Francisco Falcone

Associate Professor

Dept. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universidad Pública de Navarra


Proposals Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014


Full Chapters Due: August 30, 2014


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.


One of the main challenges that government bodies and civil society must face is to achieve a sustainable healthcare system, maintaining high levels of quality of life of its users. Within this context, there is a paradigm shift from classical in person medical services towards remote assistance. This provides two main benefits:


a) Reduction of costs in service provision


b) Increase in quality of living of patients and users, by enabling normal living routines within their households


The proposed title deals with the definition, state of the art and future roadmap in m-Health services, as one of the primary elements in order to provide a cost efficient and user effective e-Health environment. The title explores a top-bottom approach, dealing with all of the relevant aspects (from physical layer to application layer), providing a holistic approach.


Objective


The proposed title deals with the value and potential role of mobile systems and services in the e-Health framework. It will provide a complete view of m-Health solutions, in order to adequately address all of the issues, from physical layer limitations, to mobile platform interoperability requirements or system level constraints, among others. The proposed title aims to be a valuable reference in terms of analysis and design of e-Health environments in which mobile devices and networks are key enablers.


Target Audience


The proposed title is intended to be a technology roadmap as well as a practical guide for technical managers as well as design engineers within the e-Health and m-Health framework. Due to the topic, it can also be suited for MSc students as well as PhD students in engineering and medical fields.


Recommended Topics


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


Introduction and Overview


mHealth platforms and services


Interoperability


Challenges in transceiver design in m-Health


Wireless channel impact in heterogeneous environments


e-Health and m-Health system design


Case studies


Submission Procedure


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. Submissions should be made through the link at the bottom of this page. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by July 1, 2014 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August 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.


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 2015.


Important Dates


May 30, 2014: Proposal Submission Deadline


July 1, 2014: Notification of Acceptance


August 30, 2014: Full Chapter Submission


October 30, 2014: Review Results Returned


January 15, 2014: Final Chapter Submission


February 15, 2015: Final Deadline


Inquiries


lserrano@unavarra.es or francisco.falcone@unavarra.es


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