International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH)

International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH)

Now International Journal of Patient-Centered Healthcare (IJPCH)
Interim Editor-in-Chief: Hang Yue (Johns Hopkins Medicine, USA)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 6 more indices
Published: Semi-Annually |Established: 2011
ISSN: 2156-1818|EISSN: 2156-180X|DOI: 10.4018/IJUDH
Out of print.


The International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH) is a refereed, applied research journal designed to provide comprehensive coverage and understanding of clinical problem solving in healthcare. The term "user" includes health professionals as well as patients and anyone who uses the web with a user name. These "users" generate an information flow that "drives" the system's workflow (hence the choice of the term "driven"). "User-driven healthcare" aims at improved healthcare through clinical problem solving utilizing concerted experiential learning in conversations between multiple users and stakeholders, primarily patients, health professionals, and other actors in a care giving collaborative network across a Web interface. The journal serves as a valuable academic platform for all these stakeholders to document and share their learning.

Topics Covered

  • 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
  • User privacy, anonymity and novel strategies to anonymize patient data
  • User-driven learning and problem solving in disciplines other than healthcare
  • User-driven online matching of evidence and other collective sense making techniques

Mission and Scope

The primary objective of the International Journal of User-Driven Healthcare (IJUDH) is to provide a global forum for researchers and practitioners to advance the knowledge and practice of user-driven 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 comprehensive framework of user-driven healthcare by taking a multidisciplinary approach to understanding its implications on the present healthcare scenario.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 8: 2 Issues (2018)
Volume 7: 2 Issues (2017)
Volume 6: 2 Issues (2016)
Volume 5: 2 Issues (2015)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2011)
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Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Hang Yue is engaged in Health Data Analysis and Business Intelligence in Population Health Research & Development at Johns Hopkins HealthCare, a managed care organization in Glen Burnie, MD Since 2014.

Mr. Yue is a seasoned Business Intelligence professional, and he has over 10 years of extensive experience in the development and research of database and data modeling. His experience includes Big Data, data warehouse, GIS, statistical analyses, data mining, and data visualization. Also, he published around 20 research papers in international journals or conferences.

Besides, Mr. Yue has a solid multi-disciplinary Education in Computer Software Engineering, Statistics, Geography and Civil Engineering, and received Master in Engineering and two MS Minors in Geography and Statistics from Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln in USA and Master in Computer Science from Zhejiang Univ. in China.

Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief Emeriti
Dr. Ashok Kumar Biswas, GANDHI Memorial Hospital, India
Rakesh Biswas, LN Medical College and Research Center, India
International Advisory Board
Suptendra Sarbadhikari, Supten Institute, India ORCID
Associate Editors
Aman Singh, Lovely Professional University, India ORCID
Amy Price, Empower 2 Go, United States
Athanasios Anastasiou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Daz Greenop, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Joachim Sturmberg, The Newcastle University, Australia ORCID
Joan Young, Independent Researcher, United States
Jyoti Bhojwani, Indore University, India
Kwok Tai Chui, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sabyasachi Sircar, University College of Medical Sciences, India
Swarna Gupta, LN Medical College, India, India
Editorial Review Board
Andrew Miles, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Ashish Upadhyay, Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University, India ORCID
Brendan O'Shea, Trinity College, Ireland
Carmel Martin, National Digital Research Centre, Ireland
Chaojie Wang, The MITRE Corporation, United States ORCID
Chenhui Liu, National Research Council, United States ORCID
Chris Peterson, La Trobe University, Australia
Denis English, University of South Florida, United States
Edward Kim, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, United States
Hasan Siamian, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Jordan Panayotov, Independent Centre for Analysis and Research of Economies, Australia
Linda Welsh, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Mohsin Mushtaq, Dow University of Health Sciences, Canada
Petrică Irimia, Romania
Prabakaran Jayaraman, Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia
Prantosh Kumar Paul, Raiganj University, India
Rupert Whitaker, Tuke Insitute, United Kingdom
Santosh Yatnatti, Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences, India
Satendra Singh, University College of Medical Sciences, India
Shahid Muhammad, The Renal Patient Support Group, United Kingdom
Shruti Sarkar, People’s College of Medical Sciences, India
Sirshendu Ghosh, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, Canada
Sovan Dey, Sonic Health Plus, Australia
Stelios Zimeras, University of the Aegean, Greece
Swagatika Bhattacharya, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Ubaldo Comite, University Giustino Fortunato & University of Calabria, Italy
Vahideh Gavgani Zarea, Tabriz University of Medical Science and Education, Iran, Islamic Republic Of ORCID
Vijay Thawani, Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Government Institute Of Medical Science and Research, India
Yogesh Sharma, LNCT University, India

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