Healthcare Goes Digital: Mobile Health and Electronic Health Technology in the 21st Century

A special issue of Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). This special issue belongs to the section "TeleHealth and Digital Healthcare".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 136

Special Issue Editor

Centro Nazionale TISP, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy
Interests: biomedical engineering; robotics; artificial intelligence; digital health; rehabilitation; smart technology; cybersecurity; mental health; animal-assisted therapy; social robotics; acceptance; diagnostic pathology and radiology; medical imaging; patient safety; healthcare quality; health assessment; chronic disease
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After the success of the Special Issue The 10th Anniversary of Healthcare—TeleHealth and Digital Healthcare, I invite you to contribute to the Special Issue entitled: Healthcare Goes Digital: Mobile Health and Electronic Health Technology in the 21st Century.

In an era of rapid technological advancement, healthcare is experiencing a profound shift toward digital solutions, including the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and conversational agents such as ChatGPT.

This Special Issue aims to:

  • Explore the convergence of mobile health (mHealth), electronic health technology (eHealth) and AI in the 21st century, inviting contributions that delve into innovative applications, challenges and future prospects in these domains.
  • To foster a comprehensive dialogue on the evolving landscape of digital healthcare, thanks to the eHealth and mHealth, recognizing also the role of AI and conversational agents such as ChatGPT. Researchers, practitioners and experts are encouraged to contribute their perspectives to shape the future of healthcare in the digital age.

Topics of interest:

  • Mobile Health Applications: Assessing the impact of mobile apps on healthcare delivery.
  • Wearable Health Technology: Exploring the role of wearables in monitoring and managing health.
  • Telemedicine: Analyzing the evolution and effectiveness of telehealth services with an emphasis on AI integration.
  • Electronic Health Records (EHRs): Examining the integration and implications of EHR systems with AI-driven analytics.
  • Data Security and Privacy: Addressing concerns and solutions in the digital healthcare space, particularly in AI-driven applications.
  • Patient Engagement: Investigating strategies to enhance patient involvement through digital platforms, including AI-driven chat interfaces.
  • Emerging Technologies: Exploring the influence of AI, IoT and other emerging tech in healthcare, with a specific focus on ChatGPT and conversational AI.

Dr. Daniele Giansanti
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • telemedicine
  • eHealth
  • mHealth

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