Call for Manuscripts

Special Theme Issue

Real World Outcomes and Cost Efficiencies from Telehealth Implementation and Research

Building robust research repositories and study datasets must be amassed for health policy leaders, regulators, and economists to gauge thereal worldimpact of virtual and digital health modalities of care.THMT is creating a special issue collection ofshort case reports, technical reports, pilot studies, and clinical or marketing research resultsto demonstrate the cost efficiencies of this growing field.

THMT invites multidisciplinary experts from business,consulting, hospital, health systems, not-for-profit, clinical and allied health professionals, scholars, graduate students, post docs, and researchers to develop and submit originalshort reports addressing cost, analysis, and efficiencies identified throughreal world telehealth implementations.

Topics of interest may include but are not limited to:

  • Telehealth utilization and downstream care
  • Emergency visits and hospitalizations
  • Hospital readmissions
  • Modalities such as remote patient monitoring (RPM), live video, store-and-forward, and mobilehealth
  • Accessibility to care and special populations
  • Productivity for health providers and/or patients
  • Culturally appropriate services
  • Specialist care
  • Substitution of in-person care
  • Preventing more costly care
  • No-show rates
  • Transitional care management
  • Care between patients, caregivers and clinicians
  • Value-based payment models and incentivized prevention
  • Chronic disease management

Key Dates for Submissions

Submission Deadline:                                                May 1, 2023

Initial Decisions:                                                         June 1, 2023

Revisions Submitted and Decisions Made:             July 1, 2023

Publication:                                                            August 1, 2023

Note: Should an author require faster publication turn around, please submit your manuscript to the regular issue. The regular APC rates will apply. Deadline is March 1, 2023.

Submission Guidelines

Reports should present new, original results that are unpublished. Please prepare your manuscript as per THMT guidelines here. 

Submissions for the theme issue should be a maximum of 2500 words, not including references.

To submit a manuscript to this THMT theme issue, please visit https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/about/submissions. Be sure you have first registered. Include your ORCID ID or obtain one here.  Click the selection “Special Issue” for your submission.

Your manuscript will undergo full peer-review, consistent with THMT criteria here. All papers will appear together in an e-collection (theme issue) guest edited by the academics and experts listed below. 

Note: authors must disclose employment status in “Conflicts” section of manuscript.

APC

The theme issue Article Processing Charge (APC) is discounted and will be $450.00 USD Waivers are available as per the THMT Waiver Policy.

THMT is Indexed In

  • Google Scholar
  • ScienceOpen
  • Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER)
  • Index Copernicus
  • NEBIS
  • ProQuest Health & Medical Complete
  • ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Program
  • ProQuest Public Health
  • R Discovery
  • Unpaywall

Journal Theme Issue Editors

Lyle Berkowitz, MD, FACP, FHIMSSCEO, KeyCare, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, USA

Paul Barach, B.Sc. MD, MPH, Maj (ret.), Lecturer and Senior Advisor of Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health, USA; Professor, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, Austria, Honorary Professor, University of Queensland, Australia

Bryan T. Arkwright, MHA, Principal, Impact Advisors; Founder and Chief Research Officer, Cromford Health; Adjunct Faculty, Wake Forest University School of Law and Ohio University, College of Health Sciences and Professions, USA

Rebecca Love, Chief Clinical Officer, Intelycare and President of SONSIEL, USA

Matthew Sakumoto, MDAssistant Clinical Professor at UCSF, USA

posted January 2023

THMT 2023 Call for Manuscripts is Open!

This year, Telehealth and Medicine Today (THMT) is challenging researchers, health systems, hospitals, tech leaders, frontline practitioners, and innovation pioneers, to demonstrate all the ways in which new technologies, modalities, and delivery models of care are changing the digital health landscape for consumers around the globe.

Caring for patients via remote pathways and monitoring is a large part of this challenge. Multidisciplinary collaboratives and coalition members including academia, public and private enterprise, and government organizations and institutions, should submit their findings, discuss challenges, present solutions, and impact on cost, to the journal for review.  

THMT editors seek high quality and novel research, including failed experiments, to share with a global ecosystem in a field that is changing care and wellness for consumers around the globe. Visit the editorial board here.

Journal statistics

Get a fast response for your work and timelines:

  • Desk Reject Rate 48%
  • Acceptance Rate  39%
  • Days to Accept  36
  • Average days to publication 56    
    • NEW: faster accepted author version posted online first, followed by production version of record

Suggested Topics

Topics include but are not limited to digital technologies, smart devices, and connected equipment that improve health, lower cost, increase access to, and promote better health through:

  • Artificial intelligence and smart technologies
  • Web3 technologies: real-time 3D (RT3D) augmented, virtual, mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) immersive experiences
  • Information governance & data protection
  • Wearable devices and health data across systems
  • Remote patient monitoring for chronic conditions, communication and counseling
  • Senior and home care intervention, recovery strategies & outcomes 
  • Patient portals and personal health apps
  • UX design, consumer loyalty & retention strategies
  • Patient and provider relationships
  • Provider-to- provider experiences
  • National infrastructure, regulation, rural care access
  • Frameworks redefining traditional roles of collaboration and reimbursement
  • Reducing health system costs
  • Workforce and crisis models
  • Workflow and business processes
  • Meeting and exceeding the quadruple aim
  • Low-income community strategies for success
  • Digital health solutions for persons with disabilities
  • Mental health and substance use digital and remote services 
  • Reimbursement, licensure, and provider practice standards 
  • Population health management
  • Failed experiments (APC is automatically waived for these submissions ONLY)

Advantages of publishing in Telehealth and Medicine Today  

  1. Fast and user-friendly submission portal
  2. Excellent customer service –calls and emails answered in detail within 24-48 hours
  3. 100% OPEN ACCESS - there are No Paywalls or limits to article access for maximum exposure and reuse by authors
  4. Read across 120 countries worldwide, with 65 -75,000 impressions/mo as per Google Analytics
  5. Video abstracts and Plain language summaries to amplify work
  6. NEW Transparent Peer Review (TPR) option
  7. High-quality peer review

Submission Portal
https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/about/submissions

Submit your manuscript as early as possible to be tracked for the next quarterly issue. Manuscripts undergo full peer-review.

THMT is published quarterly online. Deadlines for quarterly issue submissions are:

  • March 1  | June 1  |  October 1 |  December 1  

Use the original research article below to model your manuscript:

Audience:   Viewership includes leaders from universities, hospitals, medical research centers, payors, researchers, medical directors, IT/IS, healthcare providers, nurses, consultants, service and platform providers, entrepreneurs and startups, pharmaceutical, device, pharmacy, NGO, government, and policy and regulators around the globe.

Note: APC applies unless your university or organization has a Publish and Read Agreement on file.

Waivers will be granted to lower-middle income countries as per the World Bank (details here).

posted December 2022

 

Partners in Digital Health is pleased to announce a new, annual Telehealth and Medicine Today (THMT) Call for Manuscripts specifically aimed for identifying and learning from:

Negative, Unconventional, Null, Neutral, and Failed Research

Progress in science is not only made based on positive data, but also on negative results. Scientists have become too accustomed to celebrating only success and have forgotten that most technological advances stem from failure. When negative results aren’t published in high-impact journals, other scientists can’t learn from them and end up repeating failed experiments, leading to a waste of public funds and a delay in genuine progress.

Negative results are results that do not support a research hypothesis and nullify the aim of the research. Negative, or null results, are also important because they contribute to our knowledge of the topic as much as positive results do. This is critically important in new research fields and markets that are evolving in real world applications and scaled implementations.

Understandably, researchers are particularly challenged to disclose negative results that are not consistent with previously published positive data. In addition, positive findings are more likely to generate citations and funding for additional research, but NEGATIVE DATA saves institutions funding wasteful projects and puts the ecosystem on the right track for faster solutions and outcomes that benefit the entire ecosystem.

Partners in Digital Health would like to facilitate these critical efforts to accelerate research success, augment true innovation, and create a trusted repository where research, public, and private communities can find unconventional answers to streamline meaningful solutions.

THMT will WAIVE THE APC for these manuscripts.

We know such papers are not typically cited, and discouraged in academia, however, negative results are essential to advancing knowledge in the field, and may even contribute to changing reward systems in academia in the future.

Topic areas will include but are not limited to the following:
• What and why the research did not work, eg., rigor in study design, lack of funding, issue with patient recruitment, support from superiors or colleagues, bias, etc
• Analysis of impact
• Consequences of negative research
• Lessons on mitigating negative results and why
• Benefits of sharing research
• Good research practices, best practices
• Key personal learnings
• Addressing issues of reproducibility
• Ethical violations

This list is not comprehensive. We welcome the opportunity to consider papers on related and complementary topics.

Submission Requirements
• Papers should be original submissions not previously published or under active consideration by other journal
• Papers will be 3,000 maximum word count
• Submissions must include a section for an analysis and recommendations for future researchers, and journal readers

The APC for these papers will be waived

To submit a paper, please click on the submission link below and follow instructions.

https://telehealthandmedicinetoday.com/index.php/journal/about/submissions

All papers will be peer reviewed and follow the journal’s peer review process and workflow.

There is no deadline for these manuscripts.

If you have questions about the suitability of a particular paper prior to submitting, please contact the managing editor, John Russo, PharmD, at j.russo@partnersindigitalhealth.com or info@partnersindigitalhealth.com

posted September 2022