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Society for Medical Decision Making

The Society for Medical Decision Making's mission is to improve health outcomes through the advancement of proactive systematic approaches to clinical decision making and policy-formation in health care by providing a scholarly forum that connects and educates researchers, providers, policy-makers, and the public. 

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

The Journal of the American Medical Directors Association is a peer-reviewed medical journal that covers all aspects of long term care and geriatrics.  

Journal of Healthcare Management

The Journal of Healthcare Management is a peer-reviewed academic journal that covers topics in management in healthcare. This is the official journal of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  

Journal of Nursing Care Quality

JNCQ provides practicing nurses, nurses in leadership roles, and other health care professionals with new information and research on patient safety, quality care, evidence-based practice, and more.  

The Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation

HealthCareThe Journal of Delivery Science and Innovation that promotes cutting edge research on innovation in healthcare delivery, including improvements in systems, processes, management, and applied information technology.   

The Journal of Nursing Administration

JONA is the authoritative source of information on developments and advances in patient care leadership. Content is geared to nurse executives, directors of nursing, and nurse managers in hospital, community health, and ambulatory care environments. Practical, innovative, and solution-oriented articles provide the tools and data needed to excel in executive practice in changing healthcare systems: leadership development; human, material, and financial resource management and relationships; systems, business, and financial strategies. 

American Journal of Medical Quality 

AJMQ is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal for those practicing, conducting research, and teaching in the field of clinical quality improvement. AJMQ publishes research studies, evaluations of the delivery and management of health care, and reports on changes in the field of medical quality, utilization, and risk management, clarified with graphs and tables.  

Health Care Management Science 

HCMS is an interdisciplinary journal which promotes systems thinking and provides a single forum for researchers and practitioners of health care services and management to exchange ideas and elucidate important developments. The aim is to disseminate knowledge rapidly across traditional disciplinary boundaries. 

IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering

IIE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering, an official journal of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, publishes original high-quality papers on healthcare related topics of interest to researchers who want to remain current with cutting edge approaches to healthcare problems. The refereed journal aims to foster the healthcare systems community by publishing papers that have a strong methodological focus and direct applicability to healthcare systems.  

Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) - Healthcare Applications Section

The Health Applications Society of INFORMS focuses on the topics of health applications, with the aim of identifying current and potential problems and contributions to their solutions; to lead in the development, dissemination, and implementation of knowledge and advancing the basic and applied research technologies on health applications.  


The mission of Interfaces is to publish manuscripts focusing on the practice of operations research and management science and the impact this practice has on organizations throughout the world. The most appropriate papers are descriptions of the practice and implementation of OR/MS in commerce, industry, government, or education. The journal publishes papers in all areas of OR/MS including operations management, information systems, finance, marketing, education, quality, and strategy.  

Journal of Healthcare Engineering

The Journal of Healthcare Engineering is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research on all aspects of engineering involved in healthcare delivery processes and systems. It provides a vehicle for the exchange of advanced knowledge, emerging technologies and innovative ideas among healthcare engineering researchers, engineers, managers and consultants around the world.  

Journal of Operations Management

The mission of Journal of Operations Management (JOM) is to publish original, empirical operations management research that demonstrates both academic and practical relevance. 

Journal of the Operational Research Society

The aim of JORS to present papers which cover the theory, practice, history or methodology of OR. However, since OR is primarily an applied science, it is a major objective of the journal to attract and publish accounts of good, practical case studies. The journal highlights real applications of OR across a wide variety of environments.  

Quality and Safety in Healthcare

BMJ Quality & Safety (previously Quality & Safety in Health Care) is an international peer review publication providing research, opinions, debates and reviews for academics, clinicians and healthcare managers focused on the quality and safety of health care and the science of improvement. 

Decision Sciences

Decision Sciences is a premier business research publication with international visibility and impact. The Journal focuses on theoretical, empirical and methodological investigations of managerial decisions that drive business productivity and success. Such research can be methodologically focused on quantitative approaches, on qualitative methods, or can take the form of insightful reviews and commentaries on best practices in business research. 

European Journal of Operational Research

The European Journal of Operational Research publishes high quality, original papers that contribute to the methodoloy or operational research (OR) and to the practice of decision making.  

Health Systems

Health Systems is an interdisciplinary journal promoting the idea that all aspects of health and healthcare delivery can be viewed from a systems perspective. The prinicipal aim of the journal is to bring together critical disciplines that haved proved themselves already in health, and to leverage these contributions by providing a forum that brings together diverse viewpoints and research approaches (qualitative, quantitative, and coneptual).  

Journal of Healthcare Quality

The Journal of Healthcare Quality is the official journal of the National Association for Healthcare Quality. NAHQ's mission is to empower healthcare quality professionals from every speciality by providing vital research, education, networking, certification and professional practice ressources, and a strong voice for healthcare quality. 

Healthcare Management

American College of Healthcare Executives

The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's mission is to advance its members and healthcare management excellence. ACHE offers two publications: Frontiers and Healthcare Executive, which cover topics in healthcare management.  

Healthcare Financial Mangement Association

HFMA is the nation's leading membership organization of healthcare finance executives and leadesr. HFMA helps its members achieve results by providing education, analysis, and guidance, and creating practical tools and solutions that optimize financial management. 

Modern Healthcare

Modern Healthcare is a business publication targeting executives in the healthcare industry. The publication is known for providing statistical rankings, competitive insight, and practical information on topics such as information technology, federal and state legislation, Medicare/Medicaid, finance, access to capital, reimbursement, investing, supply chain, materials managemetn, strategic planning, governance, managed care, insurers, EHRs, patient safety, quality, outpatient care, rural health, construction, staffing, legal affairs, and international healthcare. 

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Journal of the American Medical Association

JAMA is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association. It publishes original research, reviews, and editorials, covering all aspects of the biomedical sciences. 

American Hospital Association - Hospitals and Health Networks

Hospitals & Health Networks is a magainze intended to share the analysis of best practices, innovative strategies and real-world solutions in healthcare. The content helps leaders transform their organizations to meet the Triple Aim: better health, better health care, more efficient costs. 

American Nurses Association

The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the only full-service professional organization representing the interests of the nation's 3.4 million registered nurses through its constituent and state nurses associations and its organizational affiliates. The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the rights of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.  

American Society for Healthcare Engineering

ASHE is the largest association devoted to professionals who design, build, maintain, and operate hospitals and other health care facilities. 

International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded to develop and disseminate the interdisciplinary principles and practices that enable the realization of successful systems. Their mission is to share, promote, and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the planet. "  

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology. 

Production and Operations Management Society (College of Healthcare Operations Management)

The mission of Production and Operations Management is to serve as the flagship research journal in operations management in manufacturing and services. The journal publishes scientific research into the problems, interest, and concerns of managers who manage product and process design, operations, and supply chains. It covers all topics in product and process design, operations, and supply chain management and welcomes papers using any research paradigm. 

Society for Health Systems

The Society for Health Systems (SHS) is a resource and support association that serves the needs of healthcare professionals throughout the world by contributing to the improvement of healthcare processes through systems engineering, analysis and process improvement methods. Learn more at  

Trade Journals

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society

HIMSS is a non-for-profit organization dedication to improving healthcare quality, safety, and coest-effectivness, and acess, through the best use of information technology and mangement systems.