Throughout the year, our Editors may issue a Call for Papers for a special collection of articles for a themed issue or themed section of the journal. Below you’ll find links to the current Call for Papers for Value in Health.
Call for Papers:
Interest and investment in the development of tools or methods that rely on artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to improve health or healthcare is increasing. Propelling this renewed interest is a growing amount of electronic data about individual health, population health, and consumer choice.
The aim of this themed section is to publish a collection of papers that focus on key questions related to the value of AI for healthcare to create a body of work aimed at moving the field forward in a way that minimizes the potential unintended consequences and maximizes the utility of this technology. The Editors are primarily interested in articles that focus on addressing policy and methodological questions to advance the field rather than on articles describing new AI-powered tools. Authors may choose to address 1 or more of the questions outlined below or may pose additional methods or policy-relevant questions related to the value of AI technologies for improving health and healthcare.
Submissions received before June 30, 2021 have the best chance of being included in this themed section. Final decisions regarding ultimate acceptance rest solely with the Editors. Authors should submit manuscripts through the journal’s web-based tracking system at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/valueinhealth and be sure to classify their submissions for the Artificial Intelligence themed section.
The use of remote patient monitoring has developed rapidly over the past decades, with exponential growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote patient monitoring is a form of telemedicine, which is an umbrella term that refers to systems, modalities, and applications for the delivery of personal health services that (partly) substitute for in-person contact between patients and providers. Monitoring is one of many functionalities of telemedicine, which is especially relevant in times of hospital care constraints.
But how do we assess the value of remote patient monitoring interventions? And from which perspective? As with any health technology— intended and unintended, direct and indirect— short- and long-term consequences and costs are relevant to decision makers and payers. Recognizing the urgent need to address to potential value, but also acknowledging the limitations of remote patient monitoring, the Editors are issuing an open call for papers that illustrate research methods to provide robust evidence and inform stakeholders about remote patient monitoring interventions.
All interested authors are invited to submit an abstract for consideration in this themed section no later than April 15, 2021. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be submitted to our online portal at https://vihabstracts.secure-platform.com:443/a. Submissions must also include a title page that includes the proposed title of the paper, names and affiliations of all authors and corresponding author, and expected word count and number of graphic elements of the final paper.
The patient journey is made up of many different interactions across the continuum of care, including selecting a physician, undergoing diagnostic tests, and using therapeutic or health technologies to fulfill healthcare needs. While treatment outcomes are important to patients, the patient experience is about improving the sum of all interactions that influence patient satisfaction and their perception of the products and services they receive.
The aim of this themed section is to publish a body of work that promotes understanding patient-reported experience measures and their role in healthcare systems moving to patient-centered care—to discover what works and allow best practice to evolve. This themed section encourages research, evaluation, and close monitoring of initiatives that have been implemented to demonstrate the impact of patient experiences on the patient journey, the measurement of patient-reported experience measures, and any resulting improvements in clinical practice.
All interested authors are invited to submit an abstract for consideration in this themed section no later than July 15, 2021. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words and should be submitted to our online portal at https://vihabstracts2.secure-platform.com/a. The abstracts will be reviewed internally by the Guest Editors. Authors whose abstracts best fit the scope, vision, and goals of this initiative will be invited to submit full papers for consideration in this themed section. Invited papers will be due no later than October 15, 2021.
Systematic literature reviews are an essential component for obtaining data inputs or assessing the impact of health technologies on clinical, economic, or health-related quality of life. Recognizing the inherent usefulness of these types of studies, the Editors of Value in Health are issuing an open Call for Papers for systematic literature reviews on a wide array of topics that seek to inform healthcare decision making.
Submissions received before September 1, 2021 will have the best chance of being published in Value in Health in 2022. Final decisions regarding ultimate acceptance rest solely with the Editors.
Authors should submit manuscripts through the journal’s web-based tracking system and be sure to classify their submissions as Systematic Literature Reviews.