About the Journal
Aims and Scope:
Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) is a gold open access international peer reviewed journal examining the value of telehealth and clinical automation, its use and scalable developments, business process guidance, market research and the economic impact of digital health innovations in an evolving health technology sector. Articles 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. Authors are encouraged to submit outcomes data for cost efficiencies realized in health system(s), patient populations or clinical practices that demonstrate affordable, accessible, quality care by delivering virtual care in a value based system. A world-class review board includes constructive commentary through rapid and rigorous peer review to strengthen work.
TMT is published quarterly and registers original research article provenance on the blockchain providing authors with a permanent and immutable public record of their work to share with the scientific research community.
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 in the following areas:
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
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
- 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 research portal provides custom dashboards so authors and research teams can:
- Transact smart contracts on the blockchain to secure the provenance of their research files and receive citations in real time
- Control access to their research materials
- Synchronize with their ORCID ID’s and works and many other capabilities and features
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.
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.
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.
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, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA
Amar Gupta, PhD, Institute of Medical Engineering and Science (IMES), MIT, USA
John D. Halamka, MD, MS, President, Mayo Clinic Platform, USA
Fees and Publishing Model
TMT’s Article Processing Charge (APC) is $650.00 USD. The APC only aplies to original research published in TMT.
APC for students currently enrolled at an academic institution is $250.00 USD.
There is no fee for 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.
TMT has a waiver policy for authors from lower-middle income countries as per the World Bank (click here for details). We give fair consideration to all submissions, and believe this should not be linked to the ability to pay.
Where limited funding is available to authors, TMT can provide a complete or partial waiver to authors on request, AFTER, an article is accepted. We review papers based strictly on MERIT. The quality and contribution it makes to the sector supersedes the APC. We believe this is paramount for fair and open exchange.
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 ScienceOpen, Index Copernicus, Unpaywall, NEBIS, Google Scholar and the PKP metadata harvester.
Revenue sources: TMT revenue consists of advertising support for the journal, reprints, special editions, supplements, summits, roundtables, and custom projects. The journal also curates and hosts the annual Converge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X) conference. Under no circumstance does commercial support impact the editorial decisions for journal manuscript review or acceptance.
Partners in Digital Health (PDH) is committed to supporting diversity, inclusion and egalitarianism across scientific and academic communication and in publishing practices.
This belief is reflected in our internal journal practices, editorial and peer review boards, in published content, journal and community outreach and ambassador chapters to demonstrate the portfolio’s integrity, trust and values to communities far and wide in tearing down any barriers and borders relating to knowledge, economics, age, race, gender, geography and political views. The founder and publisher has stated repeatedly since the journal’s inception, “all are welcome to the table.” The journal maintains an objective, unbiased and fair balanced posture at all times.
Priorities and actions include:
- Manuscript submission and Authorship
- Peer reviewers
- Editorial and Advisory Board Members
- ConV2X Conference and Pitch Competition
- Fees and business model
We encourage all global citizens from all countries to learn, share and participate as equals.
We continuously address equity and inclusion in our portfolio in these areas and others as needed, to ensure our ongoing commitment to global equality, diversity and inclusion.
Owned and managed by: Partners 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 accelerate healthcare transformation and consensus building for a growing market sector. PDH continuously pushes the boundaries of technology innovation in scholarly publication and ecosystem practices to bring trust, transparency, and truth to its audience.
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