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International Journal of Patient-Centered Healthcare (IJPCH)
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International Journal of Patient-Centered Healthcare (IJPCH)

This journal was converted to full Gold Open Access on January 1, 2023
Editor-in-Chief: Yu-Dong Zhang
Published: Continuous Volume |Established: 2019
ISSN: 2641-6255|EISSN: 2641-6263|DOI: 10.4018/IJPCH
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Published: Oct 27, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJPCH.313195
Volume 12
Fatimah AlBeesh, Jalal Al Alwan
Congestive heart failure attracts quality initiatives to address its high prevalence and massive impacts. It is a major global public health problem and burden on healthcare systems, especially in... Show More
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AlBeesh, Fatimah, and Jalal Al Alwan. "30-Days Same-Cause Congestive Heart Failure Readmission Rate at JHAH." vol.12, no.1 2022: pp.1-10.


AlBeesh, F. & Al Alwan, J. (2022). 30-Days Same-Cause Congestive Heart Failure Readmission Rate at JHAH. , 12(1), 1-10.


AlBeesh, Fatimah, and Jalal Al Alwan. "30-Days Same-Cause Congestive Heart Failure Readmission Rate at JHAH," 12, no.1: 1-10.

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Published: Oct 26, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJPCH.311444
Volume 12
Jiaji Wang
In 2019, the outbreak of a new coronavirus spread rapidly around the world. The use of medical image-assisted diagnosis for suspected patients can provide a more accurate and rapid picture of the... Show More
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Wang, Jiaji. "A Review of Deep Learning-Based Methods for the Diagnosis and Prediction of COVID-19." vol.12, no.1 2022: pp.1-17.


Wang, J. (2022). A Review of Deep Learning-Based Methods for the Diagnosis and Prediction of COVID-19. , 12(1), 1-17.


Wang, Jiaji. "A Review of Deep Learning-Based Methods for the Diagnosis and Prediction of COVID-19," 12, no.1: 1-17.

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Published: Oct 7, 2022
DOI: 10.4018/IJPCH.309950
Volume 12
Kiana S. Zanganeh, Darrell Norman Burrell
One of the most troubling aspects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the US is the disproportionate harm that it has caused to historically marginalized, low income, underserved, and... Show More
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Zanganeh, Kiana S., and Darrell Norman Burrell. "An Educational Solution-Driven Discussion About Racial Public Health Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic." vol.12, no.1 2022: pp.1-12.


Zanganeh, K. S. & Burrell, D. N. (2022). An Educational Solution-Driven Discussion About Racial Public Health Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic. , 12(1), 1-12.


Zanganeh, Kiana S., and Darrell Norman Burrell. "An Educational Solution-Driven Discussion About Racial Public Health Disparities During the COVID-19 Pandemic," 12, no.1: 1-12.

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Description, Mission, Scope & Coverage
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
  • 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
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