BHTY Proud to Welcome Mitch Mokhtari, PhD, to Board

2018-07-04

Manouchehr (Mitch) Mokhtari, PhD, is Associate Professor, School of Public Health, at the University of Maryland, College Park. His experience focuses on international development. He has advised 15 governments across the globe receiving awards for his service.

Dr. Mokhtari’s expertise includes evidence-based approaches to global health reforms; public financial management; decentralization; domestic resource mobilization; and, optimizing governance institutions. He is skilled in strategic management, analytical and predictive modeling, and policy simulation. He has taught economics at Princeton University, University of Maryland, and University of Houston, and served as Research Professor at New Economic School, Moscow, Russia, and Senior Research Associate at Georgia State University.

Recently, Dr. Mokhtari discussed conditions for sustainable economic growth at the 26th Economic Forum, Krynica, Poland, and spoke at the 2018 Parliamentary Network panel, organized by the World Bank and the IMF. 

Please join us in welcoming him to BHTY!

BHTY Joins Publons!

2018-07-03

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.

BHTY Welcomes Tina Penman, AuD, to Board

2018-06-23

Tina Penman, AuD, is Regional Research Administrator, Department of Defense Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE), National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR), VA Portland Health Care System

Dr. Tina Penman is a licensed and board certified audiologist and received her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience,  and Clinical Doctorate in Audiology from Northeastern University. She serves in a unique role as a contract Regional Research Administrator for the Defense Health Agency Hearing Center of Excellence (HCE) while stationed at the National Center for Rehabilitative Auditory Research (NCRAR) at the VA Portland Health Care System, Portland, Oregon. In her role, Dr. Penman strives to improve the quality of lives of Service members and Veterans with tinnitus. To accomplish her goal, she chairs the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) Tinnitus Working Group, a group of clinicians and researchers committed to the implementation of evidence-based practices for patients with tinnitus. Additionally, she promotes research collaborations between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) through the facilitation of meaningful and strategic discussions. She also augments research efforts at NCRAR, in fact, one of her main initiatives focuses on the successful recruitment and high-level visibility for all active studies.

Dr. Penman also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Speech and Hearing Sciences Department at Portland State University, teaching Clinical Audiology, Hearing Science, and Introduction to Research Methods. Her goal is to constantly improve as an adjunct, as she recently received her Certificate of Innovation in College Teaching from Portland State University. She also believes in the thoughtful application of blockchain and healthcare, and recently received her Certificate of Completion in Introduction to Digital Currencies from the University of Nicosia.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Penman to the BHTY team! 

 

BHTY ARTiFACTS Work-group Volunteers Wanted!

2018-06-12

Recently BHTY announced its partnership with ARTiFACTS to integrate blockchain technology into the scholarly publishing workflow. This collaboration will help assess the effectiveness of the technology as a tool to improve speed, access, transparency, and attribution in scholarly research. 

All BHTY authors and readers can now share in-process work and establish proof of existence for research articles at no charge. You may access the ARTiFACTS system from artifacts.ai.

We ask authors to join the work group and readers to sign on for surveys, as your feedback is essential. Participants will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and provide guidance about the system with the product team at ARTiFACTS.

The findings from this research will be peer reviewed and published by Blockchain in Healthcare Today. Initial observations and insights will be presented at the BHTY October 2018 ConVerg2Xcelerate conference.

Should you be interested in participating, please contact info@partnersindigitalhealth.com at your earliest convenience.

Many thanks.

Tory Cenaj

Publisher, BHTY

New BHTY Privacy Policy

2018-05-24

The names and email addresses entered in this journal site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this journal and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party. The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication. This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here. Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

 

 

BHTY Proudly Partners with ARTiFACTS to Expand Use of Blockchain in Scholarly Publishing

2018-04-20

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.

The service is accessible for any subscriber of the journal. For more information see Information for Authors or read the press release at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/artifacts-and-blockchain-in-healthcare-today-partner-to-expand-use-of-blockchain-in-scholarly-publishing-300631967.html

Continuous Publishing and Submission Information

2018-01-14

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY)  publishes articles on a continuous basis. That means BHTY accepts submissions on an ongoing basis to keep up with dynamic developments and current knowledge in the field. 

If you would like to submit an original paper, that means it has not been published anywhere, kindly follow the guidelines at this link: BHTY Author Submission Information

Please note the following below.

  1. There is no charge for "Perspectives/Opinion" papers. They are categorized as "Feature" articles
  1. Under no circumstance is an “advertorial” an acceptable BHTY Feature article
  1. Original research must be written in a particular format. For example, it must have an abstract. Abstracts act as your “calling card,” for data aggregators and facilitate exposure to articles published – be sure your paper has an abstract. Check the following links to help write it at CONSORT or PRISMA.
  1. The BHTY business model includes an APC. This is standard in industry for open access journals, HOWEVER…

BHTY has a Waiver Policy. We want to encourage open exchange in an evolving and dynamic market giving fair consideration to all submissions. We believe this should NOT be linked to the ability to pay. We review papers based strictly on MERIT. The quality and contribution it makes to the sector supersedes the APC. We believe this is paramount for fair and open exchange. 

  1. There is no charge for students currently enrolled at an academic institution.
  2. Papers must be evaluated before a waiver determination is made, and based solely on the MERITS of the paper.
  3. BHTY provides a fair and unbiased forum where authors are encouraged to share both positive and negative experience with blockchain technology. This can help efforts, planned and underway, in the sector. We are committed to providing a fair and objective forum for all perspectives and experiences.
  4. Manuscripts should represent:
  • Originality and practicality in advancing blockchain technology in the value based healthcare environment
  • Importance to research, practice, or change in the field
  • Interest and relevance for those outside the audience
  • Rigorous methodology, with conclusions justified by the evidence presented, where possible. We realize this is a new technology and still early to demonstrate outcomes, but this is critical for the sector - give it your best effort.
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards

Two links to writing examples you may want to use as guides are:

  1. Perspective paper: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1709851#t=article
  2. Research Paper: https://academic.oup.com/jamia/article/24/6/1211/4108087

For more information on what your paper should contain and how to format it for submission, go to: https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/authors

We are here to help as we realize this is new for many of you. Please contact the publisher should you have additional questions at info@partnersatdigitalhealth.com

Thank you,

Blockchain in Healthcare Today

Financial Disclosure and Competing Interests

2017-12-10

The editorial, peer review, and publication staff of Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) has posted financial disclosure statements in tandem with biographies.

We espouse transparency. Out tag line is “Building Trust Through Truth.” Simply put, we are “walking the talk.” We want our audience to know we are committed to exercising fair, unbiased, and impartial review and information sharing.

The scholarly journal environment and practices regarding scientific research, reporting, and data sharing is one that is evolving, as is the blockchain technology health sector. BHTY is committed to exercising the highest standards and practices set by scholarly journals and scientific publications.

To view disclosures go to: https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/about/editorialTeam

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), is an open access online, rapid peer review journal where thought leaders and innovators converge to find solutions in a new health technology sector. BHTY provides objective evaluation of methodologies, pilots, scalable blockchain deployments, and cost efficiencies that advance value based care in the healthcare sector. BHTY offers rapid, peer-review (5-7 days) publication of research, commentary, and proof of concept for blockchain technology that advance value-based healthcare across the care continuum.

Emphasis focuses on local and global innovations that foster ecosystem efficiencies which include:

Public Health |  Identity Management  |  Data aggregation |  Data Linkage and Interoperability  |  Payment Models, Scalability and Adoption  |  Clinical Study Protocols  |  Health Insurance, Smart Contracts and Claims Processing  |  Liability and Indemnification  |  Risks of Blockchain Use in Healthcare  |  Machine Learning  |  Artificial Intelligence | EMR |  Precision Medicine  |  Drug Supply Chain Management  |  Clinical Trials Management

For article types please go to this link.
Authors must register first before submitting a manuscript.

Correspondence may be sent to info@partnersindigitalhealth.com

Audience
Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), audience includes executives, researchers and innovators in healthcare and academia including hospitals, payers, informatics, biopharma, public health, population health, government, healthcare insurance, CROs, FinTech, VCs, and not for profit organizations, with an interest in the latest knowledge on blockchain technology, implementation and advances on the horizon in the healthcare specialty.

We thank you.

Blockchain in Healthcare Today Team 

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

Kevin A. Clauson, Pharm.D., Associate Professor, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

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