International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI)

International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI)

Editor-in-Chief: Joseph Tan (McMaster University, Canada)
Published Quarterly. Est. 2006.
ISSN: 1555-3396|EISSN: 1555-340X|DOI: 10.4018/IJHISI
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The International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI) disseminates current technological innovations and applications in the emerging field of information systems and informatics applications in the healthcare industry while directing frameworks to advancing healthcare and clinical practices and research. This journal provides practitioners, educators, and researchers with an international collection of case studies, surveys, and empirical research using qualitative approaches as well as state-of-the-art reviews, papers, and books.

Topics Covered

  • Clinical decision support design, development, and implementation
  • E-Health
  • Healthcare
  • Impact of HISI on public and social policy
  • IT applications and measurements in health organizations and practices
  • IT Security and Privacy Issues
  • Management of emerging healthcare technologies
  • Medical Informatics
  • M-Health
  • Role of Informatics Specialists
  • Telemedicine
  • Virtual Health Technologies


The mission of the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI) is to be a prime source for both academic researchers and practitioners to advance the knowledge and practice in the interdisciplinary areas of healthcare information technology and management research. IJHISI addresses the innovative concepts and critical issues in the emerging field of health information systems and informatics.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Reviews and Testimonials

Applying computer science in medicine is challenging because of the unstructured nature of medical information. The International Jouranl of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI) meets the needs of physicians and engineers bridging the gap in scientific information exchange.

– Thomas Deserno (Lehmann), Aachen University of Technology (RWTH), Germany

The health informatics initiative encompasses huge interests and investments in informatics and information systems. While there are many information sources covering healthcare issue in IT, IJHISI is timely and topical.

– Dan Zhu, Iowa State University, USA

There is ever-increasing use of information systems in healthcare, and with it growing realisation that the healthcare community need to communicate with the systems community. The role of IJHISI is to allow those working in health information systems to publish and debate their work in an environment that supports quality and rigour, without being secondary to a clinical research agenda. IJHISI allows international communication in a field where lessons can and do need to be learned from very different healthcare environments.

– Dave Parry, Auckland University fo Technology, New Zealand


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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Joseph Tan (Dip, BA, MS, PhD) holds a professional diploma in civil engineering from Singapore Polytechnic, an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science from Wartburg College, a master’s degree in industrial & management engineering from the University of Iowa, and a PhD in management information systems from the University of British Columbia (UBC). He has been a tenured associate professor teaching in the Department of Healthcare & Epidemiology at UBC for many years prior to serving as a professor and Head of Information System and Manufacturing (ISM) Department at the School of Business at Wayne State University.

Joseph has published research in computing, ergonomics, information systems, health informatics, health education, e-health, and e-business journals and has served as guest editor and member of various journal editorial boards. He sits on key organizing committees for local, national, and international meetings and conferences. Professor Tan’s research, which has enjoyed significant support in the last several years from local, national and international funding agencies and other sources, has also been widely cited and applied across a number of major disciplines, including healthcare informatics and clinical decision support, health technology management research, human processing of graphical representations, ergonomics, health administration education, telehealth, mobile health, and e-health promotion programming.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Qiang (Shawn) Cheng, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA, United States
Thomas Deserno, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
San Murugesan, University of Western Sydney & BRITE Professional Services, Australia
Wullianallur Raghupathi, Fordham University, United States
Editorial Review Board
James Anderson, Purdue University, United States
Mohd Anwar, NC A&T State University, United States
James Barlow, Imperial College of London, United Kingdom
Marc Basson, Wayne State University, United States
James Carter, Harvard Medical School, United States
William Chismar, University of Hawaii, United States
Kwok Tai Chui, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Fay Cobb Payton, North Carolina State University, United States
George Demiris, University of Missouri, United States
Anand Desai, The Ohio State University, United States
Thomas Deserno, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Thomas Dillon, James Madison University, United States
Guisseppi Forgionne, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Chengqi Guo, Mississippi State University, United States
Alan R. Hevner, University of South Florida, United States
Thomas Horan, Claremont Graduate University, United States
Chiehwen Ed Hsu, University of Maryland, United States
Paul Hu, University of Utah, United States
W.W. Huang, Ohio University, United States
Richard Hull, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Farzad Jahedi, iGene - INFOVALLEY, Malaysia
Paul Keown, University of British Columbia, Canada
Francis Lau, University of Victoria, Canada
Cynthia LeRouge, University of Washington, United States
Huigang Liang, East Carolina University, United States
Nancy Lorenzi, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States
Shiyong Lu, Wayne State University, United States
Dariusz Mikołajewski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Poland, Poland
Anthony Norcio, University of Maryland, United States
Phillip Olla, Madonna University, United States
Liam O'Neill, University of North Texas, United States
Calvin Or, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Guy Pare, HEC Montreal, Canada
David Parry, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Enrique Perez, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Nikolaos Preve, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Ken Redekop, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands
Daniel Sands, Harvard Medical School, United States
J.P. Shim, Georgia State University, United States
Marion Sobol, Southern Methodist University, United States
Jim Warren, University of Auckland, New Zealand
H. Joseph Wen, Emporia University, United States
Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Epowrth HealthCare, Australia
Carla Wiggins, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, United States
Daniel Zeng, University of Arizona, United States
He Zhang
Kai Zheng, University of Michigan, United States
Brenda Zierler, University of Washington, United States