Evaluating integrated primary care informatics and digital health

  in Special Issue   Posted on June 12, 2019

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:

This special issue is led by a collaboration of the International Medical Informatics Association Working Groups on Primary Health Care (PHC) Informatics and Technology Assessment & Quality Development, and European Federation of Medical Informatics WG on Evaluation. The evidence base on the effectiveness of digital health remains weak. There are numerous small pilot effectiveness studies in limited settings. However, there are few comparative effectiveness studies or controlled scale-up implementation studies of digital health in PHC. This special issue seeks to bring together papers describing the diversity, innovation and rigour of study designs and evaluation of digital health in Primary Health Care (PHC). Evaluation may be of digital health or with digital health. We are seeking papers that address evaluation, digital health and primary health care, with studies in the following areas:

  • Digital health innovations in clinical and/or managerial practice in PHC;
  • Digital health to strengthen health systems and organisations to achieve universal health coverage, providing safe and effective care, including access and equity of care;
  • Integrated patient-centred health services, including comprehensiveness, continuity and coordination of care
  • Innovative digital health evaluation methodologies that are valid and generalisable
  • Safety, quality and sustainability
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Scale up and implementation research
  • Governance and ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) research

Submission Instructions:

Submission Start Date: 1 June 2019

Submission Closure: 30 September 2019

Submissions are to be made by selecting \”Evaluating digital health\” in the article type field,¬†using the link –¬†https://www.evise.com/profile/#/IJMI/login