Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC)

Special Issue On: Security and Privacy in Healthcare 4.0

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Dr. Sudeep Tanwar, Department of CSE, Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad Gujarat, India
Dr. Avimanyou Vatsa, Computer Information Systems, West Texas A & M University, Texas, USA
Dr. Baseem Khan, Hawassa University, Institute of Technology, Ethiopia
Dr. Sudhanshu Tyagi, Dept. of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Deemed to be university, Patiala, India
Dr. Mayank Singh, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durnban, South Africa

Healthcare IT is a growth industry, and the need for guidance in regard to privacy and security is huge. With new federal incentives and penalties tied to the acts, and the implementation of Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems, medical practices and healthcare systems are implementing new software at breakneck speed. Yet privacy and security considerations are often an afterthought, putting healthcare organizations at risk of fines, damage to their reputations, and serious consequences on patient healthcare and data security and privacy. In the last decade, large cities across the globe have begun to use technology to secure patient private information generated from smart healthcare solutions. Medical records (made up from the patient’s vitals, physical signs such as weight, height, symptoms and signs) are a vital cog in providing efficient healthcare services to patients, and they have been growing with time. They are termed to be simple data points but are rather complex to handle. Various stakeholders are responsible for generating, storing and manipulating the records for the efficient usage and proper care of patients. Access should only be provided to authorized stakeholders as and when required. Electronic health records (EHRs) consist of various parameters such as clinical notes, patient listings, lab results, imaging results, and screening tests. Any change in the staff (doctors, nurses and care providers) can create problems in the proper access of EHRs pertaining to patients.

This special is addressing one of the most overlooked practical, methodological, and moral questions in any nations’ journeys to maintain Privacy and Security in the Healthcare 4.0: Who can access the information on my EHR? How can I see the information in my record and make sure it’s correct? How is it protected from loss, theft and hacking? What should I do if I think my information has been compromised? It differs from other published books as it includes a detailed framework to maintain security and privacy in electronic healthcare records, and comparative case studies with respect to various performance evaluation metrics, such as privacy preservation, scalability, and Healthcare legislation.

Recommended Topics
 Reliable and Secure System Design for E-Healthcare
 Security and Privacy of Electronic Healthcare Records in Healthcare 4.0
 ICT-enabled secure healthcare system
 Health grid and health cloud
 Health monitoring and traffic characterization
 Emerging e-Health applications
 Identity and Access Management Systems
 Mobile and cloud computing for e-Health
 Big data analytics for healthcare 4.0
 Image and video processing for Healthcare 4.0
 Communication protocols and algorithms for Healthcare 4.0
 Artificial intelligence for Healthcare 4.0
 Machine learning based smart healthcare solutions
 Energy saving for long time monitoring
 System and Client Oriented Security Configurations for Privacy and Security in Healthcare 4.0
 Deep learning based e-Health systems
 Context awareness and autonomous computing for AAL (Ambient Assisted Living)
 Wireless coverage and interference issues in e-Health applications
 Interoperability issues in Healthcare 4.0
 Usability, user experience and acceptability in Healthcare 4.0

Submission Procedure
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished articles will be considered. INTERESTED AUTHORS MUST CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at PRIOR TO SUBMISSION. All article submissions will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers. All submissions must be forwarded electronically.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Sudeep Tanwar