International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM)

International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM)

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Editors-in-Chief: Francesco Longo (University of Calabria, Italy) and Letizia Nicoletti (CAL-TEK, Italy)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 5 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2013
ISSN: 2155-5621|EISSN: 2155-563X|DOI: 10.4018/IJPHIM
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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.

Topics Covered

  • 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
  • Identity Management
  • Identity Theft
  • Information disclosure
  • 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
  • Mobile Computing
  • Ontologies
  • 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

Mission and Scope

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.

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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeriti
Ernesto Jimenez-Ruiz, University of Oslo, United Kingdom
Muaz Niazi, Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development, Inst. of Information Technology, Pakistan
International Advisory Board
Aakash Shah, Dept. of Orthodontics, K.M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Gujarat, India
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
Roberta Ness, University of Texas, United States
Associate Editors
Abdelmounaam Rezgui, George Mason University, United States
Antonio Padovano, University of Calabria, Italy ORCID
Carlos Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Chia-Wen Tsai, Ming Chuan University, Taiwan
Esma Aimeur, University of Montreal, Canada
Francesco Longo, University of Calabria, Italy
Güney Gürsel, Ufuk Üniversity, Turkey ORCID
José Bravo, Castilla‐La Mancha University, Spain
Kami Makki, Lamar University, United States
Navonil Mustafee, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Rafael Llavori, Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Spain
Sajjad Mohsin, COMSATS Institute of IT, Pakistan
Shane Reti, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Editorial Review Board
Ahmet Soylu, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Asan Agibetov, Medical University of Vienna, CeMSIIS, Inst. Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support, Austria
Catia Pesquita, University of Lisbon, LASIGE, Portugal
Chunming Liu, T-Mobile, United States
Daniel Faria, Gulbenkian Science Institute, Portugal
Enrique Perez, Florida Institute of Technology, United States
Frank Loebe, University of Leipzig, Germany
Giuliana Scarpati, University of Salerno, Italy
Guillermo Vega Gorgojo, University of Oslo, Norway
Hyoungshick Kim, University of Cambridge, United States
Jun Zhao, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Lina Soualmia, Rouen University, France
Mansoor Ahmed, COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan
María Poveda-Villalón, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Mohd Anwar, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Monika Moitra, MM Institute of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, India
Monika Solanki, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Navin Kumar, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States ORCID
Paulo Cunha, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Pradeep Singh, Jaypee University of Information Technology, India ORCID
Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria, Italy
Rongxing Lu, University of Waterloo, United States
Sébastien Gambs, Université de Rennes 1 - INRIA, France
Syin Chan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Xi Long, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

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

Francesco Longo
Letizia Nicoletti
International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM)