E-health: The new way forward for health equality

Call for papers for: International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare

Lead Guest Editor

Dr Osamah Ibrahim Khalaf 
Al-Nahrain University, Iraq 
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Invited Guest Editors 

Dr Kingsley A. Ogudo 
University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Hamed Daei Kasmaei
Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran
Email: [email protected]; [email protected] 


Overview of special issue

Increasing and aging populations with more chronic illnesses are a challenge for health services in both developed and developing countries. E-health services may improve access to quality health information and improve self-management and thereby help alleviate the burden on health services. In addition, e-health can improve the quality of health services by increasing shared decision-making and by empowering patients. Finally, e-health can be used as a new means for addressing health inequality across the globe.

E-health can be defined as the use of information and communication technology for the enablement or improvement of health care. A rapid technological development with increasing Internet access around the world and the pervasiveness of smartphones makes e-health relevant to all. E-health has expanded from web-based services to health apps, online video services, and social media, and new services and technologies are constantly being presented.

We welcome papers that address e-health services, especially from medical, psychological, and societal perspectives. The description of e-health services and their use, studies of why e-health services are used, the various outcomes of using such services, and how e-health services impact traditional health services are examples of topics that are within the scope of this Special Issue. Emphasis will be given on papers that outline the value of e-health for human rights.

Indicative list of anticipated themes

  • E-health Services
  • Telemedicine
  • Social Media and Health
  • Health
  • Network with E-health
  • IOT with E-health
  • Mathematics with E-health
  • Communications with E-health
  • Computer Science and technology with E-health
  • Engineering with E-health

Key dates

Deadline for submissions: March 25th 2021

Online publication: September 2021

Submission details

All submissions must be made via ScholarOne.

For more information, please see the author guidelines.