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International Journal of Patient-Centered Healthcare (IJPCH)

International Journal of Patient-Centered Healthcare (IJPCH)

This journal will be converting from Hybrid Open Access to full Gold Open Access on January 1, 2023. All article manuscripts submitted September 1, 2022 onward will be processed through as open access submissions in preparation for the 2023 conversion.
Editor-in-Chief: Yu-Dong Zhang (University of Leicester, United Kingdom)
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2019
ISSN: 2641-6255|EISSN: 2641-6263|DOI: 10.4018/IJPCH
Journal Metrics
Submission to Acceptance: Approx. 18 - 22 Weeks
Acceptance to Publication: Approx. 8 - 12 Weeks
Acceptance Rate: 31%
Description & Scope
Description:
The International Journal of Patient-Centered Healthcare (IJPCH) is a refereed, applied research journal designed to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of clinical problem solving in healthcare and the overall management of patient-centered healthcare. Patient-centered healthcare... Show More
Mission & Scope:
The primary objective of the International Journal of Patient-Centered Healthcare (IJPCH) is to provide a global forum for researchers and practitioners to advance the knowledge and practice of patient-centered healthcare learning in healthcare and other disciplines. The emphasis here is on learning through clinical problem solving. The secondary objective of this journal is to develop a... Show More
Coverage:
  • Asynchronous computer mediated communication in healthcare to generate persistent clinical encounters
  • Bridging the gap between what we know and what is knowable in clinical practice
  • Case studies in clinical problem solving
  • Clinical problem-solving perspectives from multiple stakeholders
  • Degrees and forms of participation in user-driven healthcare
  • Descriptive statistics with a purpose—how statistics shape society's view of itself.
  • Dynamics of social construction and performance of illness through user-driven healthcare practices
  • Electronic health records and online portfolio-based learning in healthcare
  • Evolving pathologies and dealings with in the interface between industry, commercial branding and users
  • Human computer interaction and semantic web technologies in user-driven health
  • Illness journey narratives/healthcare autoethnographies around normal and altered physiologic states
  • Interaction between human intelligence and artificial intelligence
  • Medical cognition and decision-making theory
  • Online user-driven statistical data collection and interpretations
  • Participatory action research as a bottom up strategy to problem solving and achieving change in healthcare
  • Patient and health professional user-driven ‘narrative electronic health records’
  • Patient and health professional users’ coping strategies (created in light of user-driven content) for life changing diseases
  • Patient and health professional users’ creativity in clinical problem solving in healthcare
  • Patient users dealing with stigmatization attached to certain diseases and health behavior
  • Patient users’ health strategies in a growing interface between corporate (e.g., pharmaceutical) interests, public health promotion and themselves
  • Patient/patient’s-relative/volunteer user strategies in shared decision making with physicians and other healthcare users
  • Searching for evidence and soul searching in user-driven healthcare
  • Social, ethical and political context of health and illness and analysis of pertinent health policy
Editorial Board

Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Yu-Dong Zhang, University of Leicester, United Kingdom ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-4870-1493
Associate Editors
Athanasios Anastasiou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Kwok Tai Chui, Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong
Swarna Gupta, LN Medical College, India
Wenli Wang, Robert Morris University, United States
Editorial Review Board
Alvi Lim, MITRE Corp., United States
Chaza Abdul, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, United States
Christina Shaffer, D'Youville College, United States ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2295-1440
Michael Seavers, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, United States
Mithun Nandy, Vidyasagar University, India ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5695-5418
Scott Lupton, Clearedge IT Solutions, United States
Stavros Archondakis, Alpha Prolipsis Cytopathology Laboratories, Greece ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7491-0953
Vahideh Gavgani Zarea, Tabriz University of Medical Science and Education, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3278-6859
Editor-in-Chief Emeriti
Chaojie Wang, The MITRE Corporation, United States ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8521-9420
Fred Hoffman, Mercyhurst University, United States
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Latest Articles

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Contact
Yu-Dong Zhang
Editor-in-Chief
International Journal of Patient-Centered Healthcare (IJPCH)
Email: yudongzhang@ieee.org
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