International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI)
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International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHISI)

Editors-in-Chief: Qiang (Shawn) Cheng (University of Kentucky, USA) and Joseph Tan (McMaster University, Canada)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, Compendex (Elsevier Engineering Index), INSPEC and 17 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2006
ISSN: 1555-3396|EISSN: 1555-340X|DOI: 10.4018/IJHISI


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

Mission and Scope

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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Volume 14: 4 Issues (2019)
Volume 13: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 12: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 11: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 10: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2009)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2008)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2007)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2006)
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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


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Qiang (Shawn) Cheng received the BS and MS degrees from the College of Mathematical Science at Peking University, China, and the PhD degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is currently an associate professor at the Institute for Biomedical Informatics, the Department of Computer Science, and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky. His previous experience includes working as a faculty fellow at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson, OH, and a senior researcher at Siemens Medical/Corporate Research, Siemens Corp., Princeton, NJ. His research interests include data science, biomedical informatics, machine learning, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in various premium venues. He has a number of international patents issued or filed with IBM T.J. Watson Research Laboratory and Siemens Medical.
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

International Advisory Board
Kwok Tai Chui, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Wendy Currie, Audencia Nantes School of Management, France
Thomas Deserno, Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics (PLRI) of TU Braunschweig and Hannover Medical, Germany ORCID
Payam Hanafizadeh, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
San Murugesan, University of Western Sydney & BRITE Professional Services, Australia
Guy Pare, HEC Montreal, Canada
David Parry, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Ken Redekop, Erasmus Medical Center, Netherlands
Yi Wang, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Joseph Wen, California State University, Dominguez Hills, United States
Associate Editors
Qiang (Shawn) Cheng, University of Kentucky, United States
Calvin Or, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Wullianallur Raghupathi, Fordham University, United States
Vijendra Singh, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India, India
Steven Walczak, University of South Florida, United States ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Debi Acharjya, VIT University, India ORCID
Prateek Agrawal, Lovely Professional University, India, Austria ORCID
Mohd Ahad, Jamia Hamdard, India
Mohd Anwar, North Carolina A&T State University, United States
Shilpa Balan, California State University-Los Angeles, United States
SYED BASHA, SKCET, Coimbatore., India ORCID
Michael Dohan, Lakehead University, Canada
Thierry Edoh, Technical University of Munich, Germany ORCID
ABBA ELGUJJA, University of Salford, United Kingdom ORCID
Georgia Garani, University of Thessaly, Greece ORCID
Chengqi "John" Guo, James Madison University, United States ORCID
Seng Hansun, University of New South Wales, Indonesia ORCID
Thomas Horan, Claremont Graduate University, United States
Chiehwen Ed Hsu, University of Maryland, United States ORCID
Patrick Hung, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Farzad Jahedi, CSU, Malaysia ORCID
Yizhang Jiang, Jiangnan University, China ORCID
Ramgopal Kashyap, Amity School of Engineering & Technology, Amity University Chhattisgarh, Raipur, India ORCID
Aditya Khamparia, Lovely Professional University, India ORCID
Hikmat Khan, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
Ashwani Kumar, Department of Computer Science & Engineering Vardhaman College of Engineering, Shamshabad, Hyderabad, India ORCID
Shikha Maheshwari, Chitkara University, Punjab, India ORCID
Partha Mukherjee, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
kamakshaiah musunuru, GITAM (Deemed to be University), India ORCID
Nicole O'Brien, Suffolk University, Canada
Liam O'Neill, University of North Texas, United States
Prantosh Kumar Paul, Raiganj University, India
Enrique Perez, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Carlos Filipe da Portela, University of Minho, Portugal
Nikolaos Preve, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Navid Razmjooy, Independent Researcher, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
Mourad Sarrouti, U.S. The National Institutes of Health ORCID
Manik Sharma, DAV University Jalandhar, India ORCID
Ajmer Singh, Deenbandhu Chhoturam University of Science and Technology, Murthal, India, India ORCID
Aman Singh, Lovely Professional University, India ORCID
Sarvesh Tanwar, Mody University of Science and Technology, India
Sang-Bing Tsai, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Zhongshan Institute, China and Wuyi Univers, Taiwan ORCID
Yong Wang, Dakota State University, United States
Dobin Yim, Loyola University Maryland, United States ORCID
Hang Yue, Johns Hopkins Healthcare LLC, United States
He Zhang, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
Kai Zheng, University of Michigan, United States


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All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

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

Joseph Tan, PhD
Wayne C. Fox Chair of eBusiness Innovation
Professor of eBusiness & eHealth Informatics
McMaster University
DeGroote School of Business Room A206
1280 Main St. West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4M4

Qiang (Shawn) Cheng

International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics

All manuscript submissions to IJHISI should be sent through the online submission system:

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