Thank you for everything you did to make this journey not just possible – but also so significant!
It’s time to take a pause and applaud you for doing your part in this incredibly talented, curious, and passionate community sharing a single objective: make technology innovation in health and wellness make sense for the future society.
Here are some of the highlights looking back at 2018, and headlights going forward in 2019.
May you enjoy festivities with the light of the universe, and warmth of like hearts around the globe, cradling you and your loved ones.
Tory Cenaj, Publisher Your servant leader.
In March 2018 we’ve launched this first international peer review journal dedicated to blockchain and converging technologies in healthcare, intended for strategic thought leaders, new-era practitioners, and future society stakeholders from academia, private sector, non-profit organizations, and government.
With over 20,000 downloads at an average of three per hour from over 65 countries and our first citation, Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is the product of passionate authors, ecosystem players, and board members.
In order to accelerate the use of blockchain to establish transparency and trust throughout the scholarly publication process, collaboration, and funding, we partnered with Orvium.io, creator of a purpose-built open-source decentralized blockchain-based, AI-enabled framework for managing scholarly publications’ life cycles.
Telehealth and Medicine Today (TMT) will be the first to run on Orvium. Zero-Delay Publishing aims to make scientific work immediately available upon submission for public review and interaction, promoting scientific patronage campaigns in public and private sectors around the world, and more. To learn more, click here, or go to https://orvium.io.
90 Speakers, 50 Sessions, 17 partners, and 3 Awards shared a single objective: Accelerate healthcare’s pragmatic adoption of new technologies by informing, inspiring, and debating the role and value of technology innovation to health systems, healthcare workforce, and patients around the world.
In order to strengthen the validity of scholarly publishing, accelerate global scale R&D and collaboration, and enhance researchers and developers trust-based reputation, BHTY partnered with ARTiFACTS.ai, creator of the blockchain-enabled platform for academic and scientific research and development.
In addition to making BHTY content available on the ARTiFACTS platform, researchers, developers, and entrepreneurs can use it to establish proof of existence of data, research and development outputs; provide and receive blockchain-secured attribution and other incentives in real-time, and more.
In order to broaden the sector's knowledge base and accelerating Time To Market of software code and data with credibility and trust, and extending the scope of scholarly publications’ references to discoverable, reproducible, and annotatable code, BHTY partnered with Code Ocean, creator of a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform. Researchers, engineers, developers, and scientists can link working code in a computational environment in BHTY.
In order to improve user experience of authors tracking the impact of their scholarly publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work; and establish the public trust in the credibility of its scholarly publication, BHTY partnered with Publons, creator of an author-centric one-stop-shop publication aggregation, verification, and management platform.
Adding to over 2 million verified reviews, authors’ submission to BHTY will be automatically imported to Publons with verified peer-review and complete journal editing history; and peer reviewers will acquire credit for their work.
Partners in Digital Health is excited to announce its 3rd AnnualInnovation Ignition Competition. Entrants must demonstrate how products and services directly impact the virtual care and blockchain in health technology sector. Companies that promise to radically change the future of our health system with innovations that revolutionize and rock current perspectives should apply.
Innovation Ignition Competition Details
Who Should Apply: Anyone that wants to make a mark in telehealth and blockchain technology in healthcare with a real product! Complete the application on the link below, and click submit!
We are excited to share the ATA has endorsed the peer reveiw journals Telehealth and Medicine Today and Blockhain in Healthcare Today.
“Blockchain is a key driving force behind maintaining accurate, actionable healthcare data – and is an important component of where we’re headed in telehealth. The ATA is delighted to collaborate with Partners in Digital Health, as the benefits of blockchain technology are critical to our members’ success in the future,” stated Ann Mond Johnson, CEO, ATA.
The academic portfolio’s editor-in-chief, John Halmaka, MD, International Healthcare Innovation Professor, Harvard Medical School, added “We are happy to collaborate with the ATA to catalyze local and global initiatives and use cases to move health, delivery, and education forward, with telehealth and blockchain technology.”
“Pushing the confines of pragmatic healthcare innovation and academic publication practices, these journals fill gaps with editorial missions poised for the next frontier in health and care around the world,” stated Tory Cenaj, Founder, Partners in Digital Health.
The event's single objective was to accelerate healthcare's pragmatic adoption of new technologies by informing, inspiring, and debating, the role and value of technology innovation to health systems, healthcare workforce, and patients around the world.
#ConV2X provided an opportunity to share theoretical and pragmatic, experiential knowledge, and converge, as equal shareholders in society's future. Click here to find unedited audio, presentations where available, sponsor page, and photos, with links to speaker photos, and the 2nd Annual Innovation Ignition Competition.
Publons, encourages scientists to share their peer review experience online to acquire credit for reviewing activity. Publons has registered more than 400,000 researchers that have shared details of over 2 million reviews on the site. Publons verifies reviews, and publicly lists the number of reviews that have been conducted with a journal. They also provide training for peer reviewer.
The company helps tackle fake peer review and compromised review systems. With a worldwide growth in research and innovation, more reviewers are needed to insure quality, and recognizing reviewers with “credit” is now possible!
We look to Publons to assist in the ability to catch error and fraud, although having an open peer review system does help.
Over time, each user can build a public profile of activity which can be exported, giving researchers a verified record of their contributions to peer review.
Publons was the 2017 The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) Award winner.
BHTY is happy to join the Publons community, and enhance peer review for both the board, and the journal.
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BHTY has partnered with ARTiFACTS to integrate blockchain into scholarly publishing workflow & collaborate on research to assess its effectiveness to improve speed, collaboration, access, transparency, & attribution in scientific research. BHTY now provides a blockchain-based service for its author community for PoE, attributions, and indexing of content, plus linking supporting article materials for an early user-community in this leading-edge field.
The effort will include a work group that includes BHTY authors to provide feedback for product development, with the goal of generating an article for publication that contrasts the legacy methods/processes/tools with the first in market approaches of the parties. BHTY publisher, Tory Cenaj, believes the partnership with ARTiFACTS will speed the research cycle, and help build the reputations of subscribing researchers and authors faster.