Aims and Scope:

Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) is a leading international peer review journal that examines the value of telehealth and clinical automation from medical, technical, policy, economic and strategic perspectives. Multidisciplinary stakeholders converge to address medical, technical, business and societal aspects of this growing health technology sector. The journal assists building knowledge and consensus to appropriately deploy and scale delivery safe and secure services to achieve sustainable outcomes for affordable, accessible, and quality care for health consumers around the globe, implementing pragmatic approaches to issues such as interoperability, quality and safety of evolving technologies, business processes, and economic systems driving remote care in a value based system. A world-class review board endeavors to offer rapid peer-review (14 days per review round), and includes constructive commentary to strengthen work. TMT is published quarterly. The journal registers original research article provenance on the blockchain for authors to have a permanent and immutable public record of their work to share with the scientific research community at TMT+ARTiFACTS RESEARCH PORTAL. 

TMT Editorial Focus:

Manuscripts of interest will present local and global innovations fostering ecosystem efficiencies in virtual care, telecare, and telehealth utilizing evidence-based outcomes for:

New Business Models, Provider strategies, incentive models, future society transformation strategies, hardware, software and technology selection, financial Impact to health systems and patient out-of-pocket cost, scalability, sustainability

Technology: Artificial intelligence, robotics, voice interface tech, Blockchain and DLT, augmented reality, machine learning, identity management, smart contracts, security, interoperability, standards, scalability, business continuity

USE CASES: use case discovery frameworks, use case roadmaps, key learnings from successful and unsuccessful experiences

Legal and Regulatory: Reimbursement, reduced hospital readmissions, interoperability, mobile health, devices, EMR, health and wellness consumer protection, health policy, patient privacy (GDPR and HIPAA)

HEALTH IT: Electronic health records (EHR), health information exchange (HIE), interoperatbility, claim adjudication, clinical trials, medical devices, Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, sensors, smart health cities and medically fit homes

Home Care: Long-term care, care giver strategies, remote health, smart cities, sensors, workforce 

Drug Discovery: Protocol development, clinical study management, devices, sensors, data aggregation,

Security and Governance: Oversight, workflow, staffing solutions, recruitment, scaling, monitoring, and maintaining of security systems

Trending Specialties: Population health, chronic condition management, behavioral health, Tele-dermatology, Tele-radiology, Tele-pathology, smart cities and ecosystems for mid-life and beyond 

USER EXPERIENCE: market and user segmentation, generational demographics, consumerization of healthcare, behavioral considerations, user centered design, adoption drivers and barriers, Return-on-Adoption

EDUCATION: Training tools & tips - the fundamentals, innovation management, managing digital transformation, future workforce, medical education 

Authors around the globe are invited to submit original papers under the following categories:

  • Proof of Concept
  • Use Cases, Pilots
  • Methodologies
  • Production, Deployment
  • Technical Report (1500 words)
  • Original Clinical Research
  • Original Market Research
  • Narrative/Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analysis
  • Opinions, Perspectives, and Commentary on a current trend or issue impacting the sector
  • Training and Tool Kits

In addiion, TMT publishes a BLOG, where authors can share experiences and reflections including commentary, discussion and debate on any aspect of healthcare, policy, and technology around the globe. The submission should be approximately1000 words.

Time Stamped Ledger of Record for Researchers 

TMT is pleased to offer the first life science research portal for authors and global communities. The portal registers each original research article’s provenance on the blockchain for every author to create a permanent and immutable public record of their work on the blockchain for the scientific community.
 
The TMT+ARTiFACTS portal provides custom dashboards so authors and research teams can:

  1. Transact smart contracts on the blockchain to secure the provenance of their research files and receive citations in real time
  2. Control access to their research materials
  3. Synchronize with their ORCID ID’s and works and many other capabilities and features

Authorship

TMT follows guidelines for authorship recommended by the ICMJE. Please click this link to review and determine authorship criteria for your submission. Authors must meet all four criteria to be listed as authors. We ask you to familiarize yourself with the recommended guidelines. Thank you.

Publishing Schedule

TMT is published quarterly, January, April, July, and Novemeber. Accordingly, the deadlines for submission are Dec 1, March 1, June 1, and October 1 respectively. 

All TMT articles and content is open access and no charge to readers.

TMT Audience

The Telehealth and Medicine Today audience includes leadership from enterprise, hospitals and medical research centers, payer organizations including researchers, medical directors, IT/IS, healthcare providers, universities, consultants, entrepreneurs/startups, biopharma/device/pharmacy, NGO, government, and policy.

Governing Body

TMT editorial leadership is comprised of world-renowned experts bringing depth and breadth of knowledge, and curiosity, to the journal. For a complete list of board members and financial disclosures, please click this link. 

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSS, CEO of Back9 Healthcare Consulting, USA

Amar Gupta, PhD, MIT’s Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), USA

John D. Halamka, MD, MS, President, Mayo Clinic Platform, Editor-in-Chief

Fees and Publishing Model

TMT’s Article Processing Charge (APC) is $350.00 USD. The APC only aplies to original research published in TMT.

There is NO APC for students currently enrolled at an academic institutions or BLOG posts.

What does the article-processing charge (APC) cover?
 Costs are involved in every stage of the publication process, including software, hosting, copy editing, production, proofs, archiving on dedicated servers, time stamping article provanance on the distributed ledger, and providing custom dashboards to authors.  We ask authors to pay an APC if their original research article is accepted for publication. Once published, authors can immediately post their article on non-commercial web sites, institutional repositories, or other free public servers. 

Waiver policy: Submit a request to the publisher if your manuscript is accepted at t.cenaj@partnersindigitalhealth.com

Archiving and Scholarly Practices: TMT uses LOCKSS preservation, PKP|PS Indexing service, Portico, and CrossRef. We adhere to ICMJE, COPE, and WAME guidelines and practices. 

Indexing: TMT is indexed in the PKP Index Google Scholar and Unpaywall. 

Revenue sources:  TMT revenue consists of advertising support for the journal, reprints, special editions, supplements, summits, roundtables, and custom projects.  The portfolio also curates the annual Converge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) conference. Under no circumstance does commercial support impact the editorial decisions for journal manuscript review or acceptance.

Owned and managed byPartners in Digital Health (PDH)

Partners in Digital Health (PDH), is a forward reaching communications company publishing the peer review journals Blockchain in Healthcare Today and Telehealth and Medicine Today, producer of the companion ConVerge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) conference series, and Innovation Ignition Pitch Competition. The portfolio converges leading academics, pragmatic innovators, and practitioners around the globe to assist in the acceleration of healthcare transformation, and better outcomes for health consumers presenting evidence based fact. PDH continuously pushes the boundaries of technology innovation in scholarly publication and ecosystem practices to bring trust, transparency, and truth to its audience.

Those with an interest in submitting a manuscript or obtaining further information are encouraged to do so. Send inquiries to the Managing Editor, John Russo, PharmD, at j.russo@partnersindigitalhealth.com  or the Publisher and owner, Tory Cenaj, at  t.cenaj@partnersindigitalhealth.com