About this Research Topic
Modern healthcare in this age of digital transformation is able to manage individual and community health in a holistic manner by leveraging a variety of technologies and has the potential for the incorporation and leveraging of adjacent technologies. This paradigm has created opportunities and research interest in the area of integrated care services, covering the whole spectrum of health-related services addressing both healthy subjects and chronic patients.
This allows for the reorganization of services and multi-domain technologies to focus on the wellness of individuals and even a community. Therefore, this Research Topic will cover diverse topics in biomedical engineering, healthcare technology and medical informatics and seek to highlight studies presenting technologies focused on health and wellbeing applications presented through rigorous simulation, experimental designs and field testing. Studies presenting policies, guidelines, reviews and new perspectives/ insights regarding use/penetration of these technologies are also of interest.
The reorganization of services around the person and/or community is expected to bring high impact in the healthcare domain. However, there are still several concerns that need to be addressed before such technologies can be implemented in practice effectively, such as connectivity, reliability, repeatability, robustness of measurements and subsequently accuracy of signal interpretation. Additionally, as the impact in the healthcare domain goes beyond standard clinical interventions and assessments of medical devices or medical treatments, this Research Topic seeks to present methods for standardization, new ways of measurements, and emerging assessment techniques.
This Research Topic will cover diverse topics in biomedical engineering, healthcare technology and medical informatics and seeks to highlight studies presenting technologies to improve the wellbeing of the individual and/or community. All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease will be considered, including mind, spirit, and community, not limited to the physical body.
Articles on the following topics will be considered, as well as author proposed topics related (but not exclusive) to the overall theme:
• Health and information systems
• Management of measurements, monitoring and understanding for healthcare and wellbeing.
• Studies on behavior, environment, health promotion, healthcare, health economy and policy impact.
• Research methods in validation and impact assessment of healthcare technology for implementation.
• Study on diverse populations (e.g., across the life-course) and settings (e.g., global health, schools, communities)
This Research Topic has been organized in partnership with the 2020 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences . The Topic Editors welcome public submissions, as well as those based on conference contributions.
Keywords: Information Systems, Health Monitoring, Medical Informatics, Community Health, Healthcare Technology, Health Technology Implementation
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