International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM)

Submit a Paper to the International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM)

Published Semi-Annually. Est. 2013.

The International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM) publishes original research and reviews on all aspects of privacy and health information management. The journal serves as a unique venue for researchers as well as practitioners interested in reviewing the latest research on application of computational methods to various aspects of privacy and the management of healthcare information. Aspects of interest can cover such diverse topics as technological, medical, social, ethical, and legal aspects of healthcare data. The journal publishes three types of rigorous and high quality articles: research articles, research notes, and research reviews. Research articles are full papers presenting innovative findings that make substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to knowledge in the field by using various theoretical and methodological approaches. Research notes are novel, complete and concise high quality research articles; they may include exploratory studies, extensions of articles previously published in IJPHIM and summaries of doctoral theses in related areas. Research reviews are insightful and carefully crafted articles that conceptualize research areas, synthesize previous innovative findings, advance the understanding of the field, and identify and develop future research directions. Authors are welcome to submit manuscripts that qualify for any of these three categories.

ISSN: 2155-5621|EISSN: 2155-563X|DOI: 10.4018/IJPHIM
The Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM) would like to invite you to consider submitting a manuscript for inclusion in this scholarly journal. The following describes the mission, coverage, and guidelines for submission to IJPHIM.

Mission

The primary mission of the International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM) is to be instrumental in the improvement and development of the theory and practice of privacy and health information management. The journal publishes original high quality peer-reviewed articles concerned with various aspects in the areas of privacy and health information management. The journal targets a broad audience ranging from computer scientists and engineers to healthcare professionals and researchers in social sciences.


Coverage

The International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM) publishes three types of rigorous and high quality articles: research articles, research notes, and research reviews. Research articles are full papers presenting innovative findings that make substantial theoretical and empirical contributions to knowledge in the field by using various theoretical and methodological approaches. Research notes are novel, complete but concise high quality research articles; they may include exploratory studies, extensions of articles previously published in IJPHIM and summaries of doctoral theses in related areas. Research reviews are insightful and carefully crafted articles that conceptualize research areas, synthesize previous innovative findings, advance the understanding of the field, and identify and develop future research directions. Authors are welcome to submit manuscripts that qualify for any of these three categories.

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Advances in data formats and knowledge representation of healthcare data
  • Ambient assisted living and smart spaces
  • Artificial intelligence and pattern recognition
  • Big Data and Analytics
  • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Body sensor networks
  • Classifications/nomenclatures (e.g., SNOMED-CT, ICD-10, ICD-11, ICPC, etc.)
  • Country and disease-wise specialized systems for healthcare information management
  • Data collection from hospitals
  • Data encryption
  • Data masking and obfuscation
  • Data privacy
  • Data quality
  • Decision support systems
  • Development of necessary policies and legislation of health information management (information governance and health information management)
  • Development of necessary standards for data transmission, data quality, and data vocabularies
  • Dissemination of best practices in HIM (e.g., electronic signatures, CPOE, privacy impact assessments, risk assessment, and record retention, storage, and destruction)
  • Electronic health information and fully realized electronic record issues (e.g., constituting legal records, secondary uses of data, privacy and confidentiality of health data, necessary data and transmission standards, and coding standards)
  • Evaluation of security of individuals as the custodian of the health record
  • Expert systems
  • Future of health information management
  • Green computing
  • Hash algorithms for privacy
  • Healthcare data management issues
  • Healthcare informatics
  • Healthcare record management and dissemination systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Issues related to primary versus secondary uses of health data (e.g., data mining, data warehouses, disease surveillance, registry development, de-identification, and anonymization of health data)
  • Issues related to the consequences of sharing HIM across boundaries, nationally, and internationally
  • Ontologies
  • Mobile computing
  • Patient data management and confidentiality in lab tests
  • Pervasive computing
  • Policies for electronic record retention, storage, and destruction
  • Privacy and confidentiality of health data
  • Privacy and health information management in cloud computing
  • Procedures and protocols in labs, hospitals, and research institutes
  • Risk management
  • Role of HIM professionals (e.g., data stewardship/data custodians, privacy officers, and health information analysts)
  • Semantic web
  • Smart cards
  • Smart grids
  • Surveillance of record usage
  • Training and education for HIMs, HIs, and other e-health workers continuing education and professional development
  • Use of digital certificates
  • Use of emergency services using pervasive technology
  • Use of social simulation methods to evaluate healthcare and privacy policies
  • Use of statistical methods
  • Web 2.0
  • Web services for data sharing


Submission

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 http://www.igi-global.com/journals/guidelines-for-submission.aspx 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:

All inquiries regarding IJPHIM should be directed to the attention of:

Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM)
E-mail: ernesto.jimenez.ruiz@gmail.com