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Evidence-Based Digital Health

In an era characterised by rapid technological advancements, the landscape of healthcare is undergoing a profound transformation. The convergence of digital technologies and healthcare has sparked a revolution, redefining the way we perceive, access, and deliver medical services. This intersection has not only revolutionised healthcare delivery but has also ushered in an era of unprecedented data generation, analysis, and utilisation for improving health outcomes worldwide. Submissions Open | Submission Deadline: 1st August 2024

Guest Editors

Dr. Yang C. Fann NIH, US Assoc. Prof Usman Iqbal UNSW, Australia
Dr Shauna M. Overgaard Mayo Clinic, US Dr Pei-Yun (Sabrina) Hsueh Pfizer & AMIA, US
We are pleased to offer a 25% discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) for articles submitted to this Topic Collection. Please visit our author hub for more information about the benefits of submitting to a Topic Collection. The aim of this topic collection is to encapsulate the multifaceted dimensions of digital health and present a compendium of evidence-based insights into its diverse applications, impact, challenges, and potential for the future. This topic collection encompasses a broad spectrum of topics related to evidence in digital health, encompassing but not limited to:
  • Telemedicine and Remote Care: Examining the efficacy of telehealth interventions, remote patient monitoring, and virtual consultations in enhancing access to healthcare, particularly in underserved or remote areas.
  • Digital Tools for Health Monitoring: Evaluating wearable devices, health apps, and IoT-based solutions designed for real-time monitoring of vital signs, chronic conditions, and overall wellness promotion.
  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics in Healthcare: Exploring the use of AI-driven algorithms, machine learning, and big data analytics for predictive analysis, personalised medicine, disease detection, and treatment optimisation.
  • Healthcare Infrastructure and Interoperability: Assessing the challenges and benefits associated with interoperability standards, electronic health records (EHRs), and secure data exchange to ensure seamless communication between different healthcare systems.
  • Ethical, Legal, and Regulatory Implications: Addressing ethical considerations, data privacy, regulatory frameworks, focusing on FDA approval requests for Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), specifically through the De Novo classification pathways. It also explores the policy implications of the integration of digital health technologies into established healthcare practices. Also welcoming case studies on innovations that have received the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reimbursement strategies, particularly the New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP).
We invite researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and stakeholders from diverse disciplines within the realm of evidence in digital health to contribute meta-analysis, original research papers, reviews, case studies, and perspectives that offer empirical evidence, critical insights, and innovative approaches. Submissions should elucidate the evidence-based outcomes, challenges, opportunities, and future directions within the digital health landscape.
Please see the instructions for authors for submission requirements for each article type. To submit your article, please follow these instructions and select ‘Evidence in Digital Health’ as the Topic Collection. All submitted articles will be subject to the journal's normal peer review process. The Editor in Chief is responsible for the content of this Topic Collection. Guest Editors will manage peer review, invite reviewers and make a recommendation, but the final decision on all manuscripts will be made by the Editor-in-Chief. Keywords: Digital health, telemedicine, remote care, artificial intelligence, data analytics