Health Information Technology

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Summary

Advances in health information technologies (HIT), combined with scientific discoveries during the past two decades have had profound impact on many aspects of global public health. Examples of such advances include the development of electronic health record systems, and the advent of Internet of Things for collecting complex, heterogeneous, and voluminous data in order to discover nuanced trends and unanticipated patterns in decision analytic models. The growing availability of HIT at the global scale will undoubtedly help improve the quality of healthcare and effectiveness of program delivery. The integration of scientific and modelling tools with the HIT in the presence of complementary expertise in the public health domain can provide a powerful framework to inform policy decision-making, and translate knowledge and evidence to action.

AIMS public health offers a section dedicated to "Health Information Technologies" and encourages submissions of papers with high quality in the subject area. Contributions should focus on the role of HIT in global public health, provide examples of health technology systems in different aspect of population health including administrative efficiencies and database platforms, modelling tools for health information analysis, health system services and delivery, digital epidemiology, and effectiveness and economic impact of health policies with consideration of demographic and geographic characteristics.

Handling Editor(s)

Seyed Moghadas   

Agent-Based Modelling Laboratory, 331 Lumbers, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada

Junfeng Jiao   

School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78759, USA

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