Call for Chapters: Strategic Digital Systems for Achieving Operational Efficiency and Competitive Advantage in the Healthcare Industry


Dr. M. Kamakshaiah

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: November 30, 2019
Full Chapters Due: January 1, 2020
Submission Date: February 20, 2020


Health information systems (HIS) are very critical for health care organizations to achieve competitive advantage. HISs' are very vital to gather and manage healthcare data. These systems helps health care organizations to collect, store, use data related to various stakeholders connected to health care services. HIS also helps hospitals and other firms engaging in health care services to plan and formulate strategies required for future course of actions.

Digital infrastructure is a parallel organization considered second to the physical infrastructure. However, due to increased emphasis on digital presence the digital infrastructure today treated as primary requirement for all needs of health care. All most all aspects health care today beginning with admission to outcomes are being processed using digital systems. A website is not a mere page that disseminates information but an operating systems that cater to variegated needs of all stakeholders. Hence, the digital systems are very imperative to the success of the health care organizations.

Digital health systems alone had 56.8% of market share in 2017. Supportive government initiatives along with rapidly improving IT infrastructure are some of the factors that positively impact industry growth. Technology is less costly due to increased adoption in developing nations. Countries like China and India happened to be world destinations for adopting less costly implementations of technology.

As from the reports, digital health is one of the lucrative area of operations for start ups. Total amount of revenue generated by such startups in 2017 was only $11.5 billion, and expected to increase to $ 130 billion by 2024. There are also reports boasting that early stage adopters will surely enjoy huge growth later part of the life cycle. This is mainly due to the advantage of being dynamic in using systems.


Objectives for this project are as follows:
1. Collect and disseminate various good practices related to health care information systems.
2. Provide directions to future developments in health care domain with special emphasis on digital practices.
3. Assess impact of digital systems on health care operations.
4. Find and evaluate reliability and consistency across the subdomains through software applications.
5. Evaluate strategic impact of digital practices over health care service quality.
6. Assess and evaluate impact of digital practices on health care performance.

Target Audience

This book will benefit various individuals and firms engaging in health care operations. However, following people with commitment in their domain of operations related to healthcare likely to find maximum value from this project.

Medical practitioners
Healthcare administrators
Others who belongs to clinical and non-clinical operations in healthcare domain.

Recommended Topics

Part 1: Digital Systems.

Software and operating systems.

Web based information systems.

Web development techniques for hospitals: Programming web, web frameworks, methodologies and approaches, practice and applications.

Software development methods for hospitals: RAPID, Agile, Spiral, Waterfall, SDLC, etc.

Systems analysis and development.

Systems approach and thinking.

Data base management systems for hospitals.

Part 2: Patient care systems.

Electronic patient records (EPR).

Mater patient index (MPI).

Strategies for patient satisfaction and behavior auditing.

Patient centrism health care practices.

Part 3: Healthcare Technology.


Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).

Healthcare blockchain applications.

Software implementations and applications.

Could based medical solutions.

Technology in medical supply chain and logistics.

Robotics: Micro-processing, Sensors & remote sensing, electronic modules and thier use in helathcare.


Part 4: Data Science and Analytics

Machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Deep learning.

Healthcare informatics.

Descriptive, Predictive and Prescriptive analytics.


Medical image analysis.

Clinical and non-clinical data analysis.

Healthcare strategies: Clinical, non-clinical, business (marketing, Finance, HRM, Operations) etc.

Part 5: Applications

Surgical bots

Open and proprietary software applications in EEG, EMG, ECG, BCI etc.

Telemedicine and remote care.

Medical technology and equipment for self care.

Medical diagnostics and effective care.

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before November 30, 2019, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the goal and objectives of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by December 2, 2019 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by January 1, 2020, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery®TM online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2021.

Important Dates

• Proposal submission deadline: November 30, 2019
• All final accepted materials from authors: February 20, 2020
• Final preface and table of contents: March 5, 2020
• Final deadline: March 19, 2020

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