Promoting Innovation in Health Systems
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Care Sciences & Services".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 21783
Interests: public health; health economics; health technology assessment
We are witnessing rapid changes in healthcare systems, with a considerable acceleration during the recent pandemic period, driven both by the application of innovative technologies, in their broadest sense of medicines, devices, vaccines, procedures and systems, and by the growing awareness of citizens on their own health. In the first case a predominant role has been played by digitalization and integration of health data (Big data, Artificial Intelligence) and virtualization (patient-specific modelling to support medical decisions, personalized health status forecasting, virtual trials) both bringing to a sort dematerialization of part of healthcare. Innovation is also driven by constant attention to anticipating intervention time (risk assessment, screening and prompt diagnosis) but, obviously, also to increasing the capacity for intervention (e.g., through non-invasive technologies or to address unmet needs). The growing awareness refers to the fully active role of citizens, since the adoption of healthy life styles, that aims to the “physical, mental and social well-being”. In this context social determinants of health become critical especially in terms of empowerment and health literacy in order to lower the barriers to accessing digitalized opportunities (e.g., remote visits, searching for health information online).
In this complex and dynamic of innovation scenario, decision makers rely on comprehensive evaluations of the impact of technologies on different stakeholders such as those framed in the multidisciplinary process of Health Technology Assessment.
For this Special Issue on “Promoting innovation in health systems”, we welcome submissions of novel works that examine demands of health (e.g., emerging determinants of health and related unmet needs), new technologies (devices and processes) to address the emerging determinants and unmet needs (e.g., Digital Twin, virtual trials, eHealth), How to assess and support the match between demand and supply (e.g., modelling for economic evaluations, progresses in value assessment, social equity, resource optimization, organizational issues, accessibility, empowerment of citizens).
Submissions should include original articles or brief reports.
Dr. Carlo Giacomo Leo
Dr. Pierpaolo Mincarone
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- information needs
- digital health
- health processes
- health information technology
- health technologies
- health technology assessment
- economic evaluation