Message from the Publisher on Non-Index Status

2017-08-19

To publish, not to publish, and where to publish a research paper are conversations authors have early on for a many reasons.

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), is a new peer-review journal available for authors to add to their list of “where” to publish. There are a few items to note when you consider BHTY:

  1. Editorial Mission of Publication: BHTY endeavors to share, educate and build consensus for blockchain technology implementation, deployments, and outcomes specifically within the healthcare sector. This includes positive and negative results. One of our journal pillars is to honor success and failure in research. We believe it is the duty of scholarly publications to publish both. Failure takes courage to share, and we hold this in esteem. For example, our sister publication, Telehealth and Medicine Today, published an article about a $46M failed telehealth startup. The article was bestowed the Publisher’s Award for Best Article of 2016. It is important to understand the whys and hows of failures as well as successes, and pay it forward. In this way, we avoid errors, loss of valuable time, and move the needle of the market more rapidly. Kudos Rajeev Mudumba!
  1. Turn-around Time: BHTY is committed to providing fast turnaround for peer review. Our aim is 5 to 7 business days. Publication occurs immediately thereafter upon fulfillment of requirements.
  1. Caliber of Board Members and Peer Reviewers: The team is a cross section of world-renowned experts bringing depth and breadth of knowledge and curiosity to a collegiate and egalitarian platform. Join the network and help build the community.
  1. Scholarly Practices: We adhere to ICMJE, COPE, and WAME guidelines and practices. BHTY is published on the PKP Open Journal Systems (OJS), platform. We have partnered with TrendMD. We use LOCKSS preservation, the PKP|PS Indexing service, and will apply to CrossRef and await our Portico plugin. Our end is covered.
  1. Portfolio: We are a far-reaching new era portfolio. Blockchain is the new Renaissance for Healthcare. We are committed to sharing knowledge, provoking stimulating thoughts and conversations to build consensus, a clearer path forward in areas that pioneer innovation and change legacy systems, and assist in achieving better health, quality of care, and a more efficient healthcare system. If you share these values, throw your support behind us. It takes a village, and everyone brings something to the table. Opportunities present once—this one is yours to seize now…!
  1. Indexing: As a new journal, we don’t have an Impact Factor. Without your submissions, we don’t obtain an Impact Factor. Conundrum, yes? The quicker we publish 6 to 24 research articles, the quicker we get indexed, and accepted to an endless array of organizations and societies, which will benefit authors. As soon as our applications are accepted to DOAJ, MEDLINE, PubMed, etc. indexing your article will occur retroactively. Considering it takes months to publish a paper in some journals—in that time, BHTY can have an Index Factor—but it doesn’t happen without your manuscript submission!

BHTY has been conceived as a serious scholarly publication to benefit the healthcare sector and the initiatives, pilots, deployments, and outcomes many of you are focused on. Its scope, quality, originality of content sought, and significance of this content, will qualify BHTY for inclusion in scholarly databases. In the meantime, we seek inclusion on content aggregators and online directories such as Google Scholar. We welcome your suggestions, and look forward to working together to achieve the goals both author and publisher need to meet

 

We thank you.

Tory Cenaj, Founder and Publisher, Blockchain in Healthcare Today

Douglas Shinsato, Editor-in-Chief, Technology and Innovation

Editorial Stewards

Gil Alterovitz, PhD, Faculty, Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mate Beštek, BSc, PhD, National Institute of Public Health, Center for Healthcare Informatics, Republic of Slovenia; Faculty, Computer and Information Dept., University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Florence D. Hudson, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Internet2

George Kolostoumpis, BSc, PhD, External Scientific Expert, ECDC; Technical Expert, EUREKA

Susan R. Ramonat, CEO , Spiritus Partners

Peer Reviewer

Sean T. Manion, PhD, Senior Researcher, American College of Military Public Health; Former Research Activities Chief, Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Florence Hudson, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Internet2 Joins BHTY Editorial Board

2017-08-17

Florence Hudson, is Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, at Internet2, a not for profit consortium of 500 research and education organizations in academia, industry and government leveraging a high speed network and trust & identity solutions to accelerate scientific discovery and develop innovations around the Internet. She works with the Research & Education community in the identification and development of new innovations in areas such as the Internet of Things, End-to-End Trust & Security, Distributed Big Data & Analytics, and Smart Campuses & Communities.

Ms. Hudson has presented in 20 countries and is a TEDx speaker. Since joining Internet2 in 2015, she has presented at over 50 university, regional network, National Science Foundation (NSF), and global events, on the Internet of Things, communications technology trends for research and education, connected healthcare, big data, cybersecurity, diversity and inclusion.

She participated in the Cancer Moonshot Summit hosted by United States Vice President Joe Biden in 2016, and presented in the Academic Medical Centers (AMC) Security & Privacy Conference Series in 2015 on Security and Privacy Strategies for Expanded Communities, as well as Biomedical Device Security Challenges and Opportunities.

Prior to Internet2, Ms. Hudson was executive Director and Vice President at IBM. Prior roles include work at Hewlett Packard, NASA, and Grumman Aerospace Corporation. As an aerospace engineer, she worked on missions around Jupiter, solar power satellites, and the space shuttle program. She serves on multiple engineering, technology and cybersecurity advisory councils at Princeton University, and was board member of the Society of Women Engineers.

Ms. Hudson a graduate of Princeton University with a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and attended executive education at Harvard Business School and Columbia University.

Please join us in welcoming Florence to BHTY.

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BHTY Welcomes Dr. Mate Beštek, National Institute of Public Health, Republic of Slovenia, to Board of Stewards

2017-08-14

BHTY Welcomes Mate Beštek, National Institute of Public Health, Republic of Slovenia, to Board of Stewards   Mate Beštek holds a leadership role at the National Institute of Public Health, Center for Healthcare Informatics, Republic of Slovenia.  His activities include the strategy, design, development, governance and analysis of eHealth databases and services on the national level and cross-border exchange of patient data and information security governance systems for healthcare informatics. Mate was a Secretary of the Slovenian national eHealth Project, Ministry of Health, where he spearheaded custody agreements in the field of applied solutions. Prior to this appointment he consulted on the European Joint Action project – PARENT, an initiative to establish a European patient registry network for exchanging registry data, and the European Commission Large Scale Project – epSOS, a cross-border exchange of patient data and national requirements for the Patient Summary Document.   Mate received his B.Sc. in computer software engineering at the University of Ljubljana. His PhD thesis project focuses on “Architecture of an Interoperable Platform to Support Digital Healthcare.” He is faculty member of the Business IT department,  IT University of Copenhagen.   Please join us in welcoming Mate Beštek, to the Blockchain and Healthcare Today (BHTY), editorial board.   BHTY - Building Trust Through Truth

 

 

BHTY Welcomes George Kolostoumpis, PHD, Scientific Expert, ECDC

2017-08-08

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), Welcomes George Kolostoumpis, PhD, External Scientific Expert, European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and Technical Expert at EUREKA.

Dr. Kolostoumpis serves the health sector in the use of technology facilitating evidence - based initiatives in medicine that promise to substantially improve health care quality. His core scientific research interest is HIT, to assist physicians with systems and tools to improve healthcare. Dr. Kolostoumpis research interests included clinical decision support systems, e-health, m-health, big data analytics in bioinformatics and healthcare systematic reviews in health technology assessments, research quality improvement, service quality, and social implications of health technologies. He is the Scientific Expert for Research & Innovation Projects of EU programs under FP7, Horizon 2020, and numerous additional EU organizations.
His mission is to encourage the highest quality research in Europe through competitive funding and to support investigator-driven frontier research across all fields of research, on the basis of scientific excellence.

Welcome to BHTY, Dr. Kolostoumpis!

BHTY - Proud to Welcome Gil Alterovitz, PhD, to Board of Stewards

2017-07-30

BHTY is pleased to welcome Gil Alterovitz, PhD, to our Board of Stewards.

Prof. Gil Alterovitz is faculty at Harvard Medical School specializing in biomedical informatics and with the Computational Health Informatics Program at Boston Children's Hospital. He is Director of the Biomedical Cybernetics Laboratory. He is also affiliated with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is co-chair of the HL7 Clinical Genomics workgroup and on the Clinical Workgroup core executive group of the Global Alliance. His research focuses on integrating genomics within healthcare settings as well as international collaborations involving genomics/clinical data integration. His work on integrative methods for “big data” in the biomedical informatics space has been published or presented in more than 30 peer-reviewed publications. His lab site is at: bcl.med.harvard.edu

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Alterovitz to the board. We look forward to his contributions in this Renaissance in healthcare.

NEW BHTY Peer Reveiwer

2017-07-20

 

Blockchain in Healthcare Today™ is pleased to welcome:

Sean T. Manion, PhD, as BHTY Peer Reveiwer.

Welcome to the community, Sean!

We look forward to your sharing your knowledge in neuroscience research within the Federal Sector.

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BHTY Editorial Board Addition...

2017-06-25

Blockchain in Healthcare Today™ is pleased to welcome:

Susan R. Ramonat, CEO , Spiritus Partners, as BHTY Editorial Board Member.

Welcome to the community, Susan!

We look forward to your sharing your knowledge in the finance sector - and learnings we can apply in healthcare, to move the sector forward in this renassiance.

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BHTY Launch Information

2017-06-14

Blockchain in Healthcare Today™ is accepting manuscript submissions, editorial board nominations, and sponsor support.

We want the journal to reflect a global community effort featuring new era thinkers and pioneers leading the marketplace to ultimately transform and dramatically increase the quality of healthcare around the globe.

BHTY  is committed to building trust through truth. Your contributions are paramount to achieve this goal.

Those with an interest in submitting a manuscript or obtaining further information are encouraged to do so.

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Should you have questions, please contact the publisher at info@partnersindigitalhealth.com