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Submission deadline: Friday 19th June 2009

New mobile, wireless and sensor-based technologies for supporting the
provision of healthcare are increasingly pervasive. Within hospitals,
technology is moving out of the consulting room and to the bedside via
devices such as tablet PCs and interactive displays. Healthcare technologies
are making their way into patients’ homes, in the form of telecare and
assistive technology packages to enable carers and clinicians to remotely
monitor patients and to enable patients to take greater control of their
health. At the same time, both clinicians and patients have access to an
increasing amount of information via a broad range of software solutions
such as electronic patient records and computerised decision support
systems. Such changes raise a number of challenges regarding the evaluation
of the use and impact of such technologies.

To follow on from a CHI2009 workshop on ‘Evaluating new interactions in
healthcare: challenges and approaches’, we are pleased to announce a call
for papers for a special issue of the International Journal of Human
Computer Interaction on this theme. This special issue invites original
papers that contribute to our understanding of how to evaluate the use and
impact of new technologies in healthcare. Researchers are encouraged share
their experiences and perspectives, and reflect on the theory and methods of
evaluating technologies designed to support the delivery of healthcare.

Research areas include, but are not limited to the following:
- Benefits and limitations of different evaluation methods and how they can
be adapted to meet the challenges of evaluating new healthcare technologies;
- Approaches for increasing the potential of lab-based studies and
simulations to provide insight into how healthcare technologies may be used
in practice;
- Novel methods for the evaluation of healthcare technologies once they have
been deployed that meet the challenges of evaluating technologies in
particular settings such as hospitals, patients’ homes or other community
settings;
- Questions of who should be involved in an evaluation and innovative
methods for capturing the experience of the patient and/or other stakeholders;
- Theoretical perspectives that can inform our approach to the evaluation of
healthcare technologies;
- Insights from other domains that could provide a framework for evaluation.

Submissions
Papers should be submitted via email to Rebecca Randell
([log in to unmask]) by Friday 19th June 2009 as either a Word
document or PDF file.

Manuscripts should be between 9,000 and 14,000 words long (excluding
references and tables). All manuscripts should be double-spaced with 1"
margins on all sides and pages should be numbered consecutively throughout
the paper. You should use 10-12 point Times New Roman font or a similar
font. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title for a
running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces, an abstract of
approximately 100-150 words, three to six keywords, and the author(s)
affiliation and location. Each submitted article must contain author(s)
mailing address, telephone number, and email. Literature referenced should
be indicated in the text by author and date. Listed references should be
complete and journal abbreviations should conform to Chemical Abstracts style.


Important dates
Submission deadline: Friday 19th June 2009
Notification to authors: Friday 21st August 2009
Submission of revised papers: Friday 23rd October 2009

It is expected that the special issue will be published mid 2010.

Guest editors
Rebecca Randell, City University London, UK.
Geraldine Fitzpatrick, University of Sussex, UK.
Stephanie Wilson, City University London, UK.

For further information, please contact Rebecca Randell at
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