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Digital Health Technologies for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Infectious Diseases, Chronic Diseases, and Disease Prevention".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2024) | Viewed by 583

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Health Sciences Research Unit: Nursing (UICISA: E), Nursing School of Coimbra (ESEnfC), 3004-011 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: eHealth; mHealth; nursing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The healthcare systems face unprecedented financial constraints at a time of rising demand for their services. Technology can help people use care services less by supporting healthier living. Rapid advances in digital health technologies could bridge the gap between home- and center-based care delivery models by combining availability, accessibility, and responsive, individualized clinical oversights. Digital health solutions can help democratize access to medical expertise.

Technology-based interventions are associated with the more rational use of health services by helping patients and caregivers in the decision-making process. These technological solutions can make health institutions more flexible, skilled, and efficient, more orientated to meet the specific needs of citizens and professionals.

The major aim of this Special Issue is to collect new evidence, clinical experiences and review articles about the current practice for patient empowerment, health promotion and disease prevention using digital technologies.

Submissions are welcome for the following article types: original research, systematic reviews, clinical trials, case reports, and study protocols.

We particularly welcome contributions that include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Effectiveness of digital health technologies in health promotion and disease prevention;
  • Diagnosis, monitoring and treatment via digital applications;
  • Social media for patient/caregiver empowerment or health promotion;
  • Serious games to promote behaviour changes;
  • Case reports on feasibility or user acceptability of mobile interventions;
  • Digital health tools for provider–patient (or family) interactions;
  • Development and evaluation of medical devices.

Dr. Pedro Miguel Lopes De Sousa
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • eHealth
  • mHealth
  • empowerment
  • health promotion
  • disease prevention
  • self-management
  • digital health technology
  • medical devices

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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