[INDEHELA-L] FW: Deadline 12 Jan: SACJ Special Issue focusing on eHealth

Mikko Korpela mikko.korpela at uef.fi
Sun Sep 28 19:32:17 EEST 2014

From: Mostert-Phipps, Nicky (Dr) (Summerstrand Campus North) [mailto:Nicky.Mostert-Phipps at nmmu.ac.za]
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 3:31 PM
Subject: Call for papers: SACJ Special Issue focusing on eHealth

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South African Computer Journal (SACJ)

eHealth: Enabling a long and healthy life for all South Africans

The South African Department of Health (NDoH) released the country's first eHealth strategy in 2012 with the aim of supporting the strategic objectives of the NDoH in a way that is comprehensive, pragmatic and innovative. The vision and mission of this strategy is to enable a long and healthy life for all South Africans through the establishment of eHealth as an integral part of the transformation and improvement of healthcare services in South Africa [1].

eHealth is broadly defined as the use of various Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for health [2]. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of ICTs for conducting research, treating patients, educating the workforce, tracking diseases, monitoring public health, and so forth. This broad domain includes fields such as telemedicine, mHealth, consumer health informatics, electronic medical record systems, health information systems, and so forth.

For this special issue on eHealth we invite authors to submit articles that focus on the use of ICTs in the promotion, support, and advancement of healthcare in South Africa. Articles will be selected through a double blind peer review process. Please contact either of the guest editors if you would like to clarify the scope of your article before submission.

Articles must follow the SACJ formatting guidelines available at: http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za/index.php/sacj/about/submissions#authorGuidelines
Final articles should be uploaded via the SACJ Journal website at http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za/ (follow link from home page for 'Submit Paper').

Article submissions due: 12 January 2015.
Review outcomes: Communicated to authors by 28 February 2015.
Final articles due: 16 March 2015.
We plan to publish this eHealth special issue in June 2015.

About SACJ
The South African Computer Journal is an official publication of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, and is accredited by the South African Department of Higher Education and Training. It is an open access journal, meaning reading an article is free of charge. Information related to publication charges are available at http://sacj.cs.uct.ac.za/index.php/sacj/announcement/view/3.

Guest Editors
Nicky Mostert-Phipps, School of Information and Communication Technology,  Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (nicky.mostert at nmmu.ac.za<mailto:nicky.mostert at nmmu.ac.za>)
Graham Wright, Centre for Health Informatics Research and Development, University of Fort Hare, South Africa (profwright at gmail.com<mailto:profwright at gmail.com>)
Anthony Maeder, School of Computing, Engineering, and Mathematics, University of Western Sydney, Australia (A.Maeder at uws.edu.au<mailto:A.Maeder at uws.edu.au>)

[1]        National Department of Health, "eHealth Stategy South Africa, 2012 - 2017", National Department of Health, 2012.
[2]        World Health Organization, "eHealth", [Online]. Available: http://www.who.int/topics/ehealth/en/. [Accessed 29 August 2014].


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