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 manuscripts in the submission categories below. For further details and descriptions, please visit Information for Authors & Editorial Policies at https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/authors

    • Original Research
    • Proof of Concept
    • Use Cases/Pilots/Methodologies
    • Production/Deployment/Scaled Use
    • Narrative/Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analysis
    • Technical Briefs and Reports
    • Market Research Report
    • Opinion/Perspective/Point of View
    • Data Descriptor Manuscript

In addition, 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 approximately 1000 words and referenced in the Vancouver style.

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:

  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.

Publishing Schedule

TMT is published quarterly, January, April, July, and November. 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 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

Journal Staff 

John Russo Jr., PharmD, Managing Editor, Telehealth and Medicine Today, USA

The Managing Editor conducts plagiarism checks, ensures editorial and research writing standards, timely ethical peer review, scholarly guidelines and practices are adhered as ascribed by ICMJE, COPE and WAME. Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors-in-Chief assess manuscript submission quality, technical, health innovation, education and market merits, while all editorial board members and reviewers may assess and provide rigorous double blind peer review and constructive feedback for authors. All members abide by publishing ethics guidelines ascribed by COPE to ensure the highest standards are adhered to.

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. 

Waiver policy

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. 

Author Self-Archiving

Authors are permitted and encouraged to post any version of their manuscript to personal or institutional websites, in repositories and similar, prior to and after publication (while providing the bibliographic details of that publication).

Memberships and Affiliations

Copyright and License Notice

Authors contributing to TMT agree to publish their articles under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License that allows reuse, subject only to the use being non-commercial, and to the article being fully attributed. Authors hold and retain copyright of their work, with first publication rights granted to Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY). TMT makes all open access articles freely available from the date of publication.

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.

Diversity Commitment

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, sexual orientation, 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
  • Ambassador Chapters

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), 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.

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

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Attention: Tory Cenaj, Owner and Publisher