Special Issue

Topic: Digital Health Interventions and Telemedicine in the Aftermath of a Global Pandemic

A Special Issue of Connected Health And Telemedicine

ISSN 2993-2920 (Online)

Submission deadline: 30 Apr 2024

Guest Editor(s)

Prof. Stefano Omboni
Clinical Research Unit, Italian Institute of Telemedicine, Varese, Italy; Department of Cardiology, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Special Issue Introduction

Digital health interventions, particularly telemedicine, have played a significant role during the COVID-19 pandemic for remote management of patients. In this context, such interventions have demonstrated their effectiveness in improving the surveillance of patients, curbing the spread of disease, facilitating timely identification and management of individuals in need, and, most importantly, guaranteeing continuous care for frail patients with multiple chronic diseases. During the pandemic, various issues emerged, testing the prompt and efficient implementation of telemedicine. COVID-19 provided a useful testing ground for refining existing solutions and exploring new applications, all with the overarching goal of establishing the right strategies and models for ensuring the sustainability of digital health interventions in the aftermath of the pandemic.

Scope of the Special Issue
This Special Issue aims to provide a picture of the most recent research on digital health interventions and telemedicine applications following the COVID-19 pandemic and their effectiveness in tackling the current and future challenges in managing acute and chronic conditions when face-to-face encounters are not feasible. The topics of interest will include, but not be limited to:
● Emerging technologies for effective digital health interventions;
● Proof-of-concept for solutions that can be effective and enduring;
● Definition of regulatory activities to support the proper implementation of digital interventions (e.g., cybersecurity and respect for users’ privacy, certification of technological platforms, education, training, and licensing of operators, reimbursement plans);
● Levels of integration of digital health interventions with traditional healthcare services;
● Formulation and implementation of practical guidelines and standards for the optimal use of digital health interventions;
● Solutions devised and implemented to reduce patients' and healthcare professionals’ unawareness and inertia in the adoption of digital health solutions;
● Solutions to overcome technological, infrastructural, and economic barriers in the implementation of sustainable digital health interventions;
● The potential for digital health interventions to mitigate inequalities among countries (e.g., low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high-income countries), genders, population subgroups (e.g., according to the type or severity of disease, etc.).

Submission Deadline

30 Apr 2024

Submission Information

For Author Instructions, please refer to https://www.oaepress.com/chatmed/author_instructions
For Online Submission, please login at https://oaemesas.com/login?JournalId=chatmed&IssueId=chatmed231026
Submission Deadline: 30 Apr 2024
Contacts: Elaine Liu, Assistant Editor, editorialoffice@chatmedjournal.com

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