Special Section CFP: Emerging Mobile Healthcare Research for Developing Nations

"Emerging Mobile Healthcare Research for Developing Nations: Citizen, Organisation, Governmental and Technological Perspectives"

The aim of this special section is to bring together leading research in mobile healthcare, describing approaches relevant to the context of developing countries. The objective is to examine diverse issues of social, economic, cultural and technological context related to public healthcare, clinical healthcare, healthcare management, hospital management and other healthcare informatics. With a developing nations focus, we seek different methods, models, constructs, solution applications or specific architectures and theories related to M-health research and practice. The topics broadly cover decision-making, strategic improvement, operational management, user access and other behavioural, organisational and governmental administration issues, as well as technological issues around mobile infrastructure, organisational information systems and app designs. Manuscripts that emphasize these from theoretical, empirical, and solution design approaches, using appropriate research methods will be welcome.

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

  • M-health approaches for connecting patient, doctor and support service authorities 
  • Location Based M-health Solutions for citizen, professionals and organisations 
  • M-health approaches for decision making 
  • Big-data capturing, processing and specific architectures for M-health 
  • Context-Sensitive approaches for targeted populations 
  • Constructs, issues, barriers and gaps in designing M-health applications
  • Longitudinal projects involving large-scale implementation and evaluation activities 
  • Evaluation of impact of IT innovations on modernised healthcare 
  • Theoretical constructs, models, architectures and conceptualisations for M-health 
  • Applications from developed countries adapted for developing countries 
  • Mobile infrastructure technologies 
  • User studies

Guest Editors

Dr Shah Miah, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
A/Prof Don Kerr, University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Prof John Gammack, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

Important Dates

  • Submission: from November 30, 2017 to March 30, 2018 
  • First Round Review Decisions: June 15, 2018 
  • Major Revisions if required due: August 30, 2018 
  • Second Round Decisions: September 30, 2018 
  • Minor Revisions if necessary: October 30, 2018 
  • Final Decision: November 30, 2018 
  • Publication Date: By the mid-year 2019 (Tentative)

Full details can be found in the Research on Health Information Systems section description.