Realising that keeping a comprehensive, accurate, timely accessible and exchangeable medical record is the key to improving health service quality in the 21st century, the US federal government has been promoting the electronic health record (EHR) for better medical decision support. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs have been motivating healthcare providers to adopt EHR, contributing to the fast accumulation of health and clinical data which generates new challenges and research interests including large data analysis and knowledge discovery, health data security, health data exchange, etc.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- EHR applications
- Health data analysis and knowledge discovery
- Health data organisation and management
- Health data security and privacy
- Health data quality control
- Health data exchange
- EHR education and training
Articles addressing other topics in health informatics or biomedical sciences are also welcome.
Submission of manuscripts: 1 September, 2015