IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering – Special Issue Call for Papers

Digital Health


Technology, data-driven knowledge, and consumerism will establish the next generation of health care. To thrive in this environment, organizations must break through the old paradigm, understand the shifting market, and seize the opportunities to transform health care to leverage technologies and be more consumer-focused. While COVID-19 has proven healthcare's natural evolution into the digital age, there is much work ahead of us to continue to advance the business model for digital care, patient acceptance, user experience, and clinician adoption.

Continued execution of robust digital care is a transformational change that requires integration and coordination of professional, support and administrative staffs, sophisticated clinical and information technology, critical processes and inventories, and facility resources in a standardized fashion which cannot be accomplished without analytics, change management, and process engineering support.

To support this national and international strategic priority, this special issue will focus on examining innovative telehealth and clinical automation, measuring the use and scalable developments, business process guidance, market research, and the economic impact of digital health innovations in an evolving health technology sector. We invite applied articles that feature original research, pilot studies, case use, best practices and perspectives from medical, technical, allied health, policy, safety, economic, strategic, education, and social impact disciplines.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following two categories.

Category I: Implementation science of Digital Transformation

  • Systems Engineering for implementation and ongoing use of Technological platforms
  • Impact on staffing models by use of digital technology
  • Use cases and pilot studies showing process improvement and staff satisfaction by use of technology
  • Frameworks for the adoption of digital technology and analytics in healthcare
  • Business Models and Payment Innovation for reducing the cost of care using technology
  • Human Factors Engineering models and methods for the analysis of healthcare work
  • Impact on disparities in care delivery and mitigation strategies
  • Impact on access to care

Category II: Innovation of Digital Healthcare Solutions

  • Use of data for real-time patient monitoring and diagnosis
  • Artificial Intelligence for Disease Diagnosis and Prediction
  • Standardization of care delivery models and pathways through the use of prescriptive analytics
  • Machines as decision support, not solutions


All papers should be submitted through the journal's ScholarOne online submission website. During the online submission process, please indicate that the submission is for this special issue. There will be a prompt for this on the submission website.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2022
  • Notification of First Review Decision: Sept. 15, 2022
  • Final Revision: Nov. 15, 2022
  • Final Paper Acceptance Decision: January 2023
  • Expected Publication: March 2023

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