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Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is an international peer-review open-access journal dedicated to blockchain and converging technologies in healthcare.

BHTY publishes theoretical and experiential knowledge required for strategic thought leaders, new-era practitioners, and future society stakeholders engaged in blockchain technology and converging innovations in healthcare around the world.

Operating on a no-deadline, continuous basis, BHTY’s internationally renowned Peer Review Board rigorously vets and objectively evaluates original manuscripts, use cases, unpublished research, substantiated opinions and related data and software in the pursuit of trust through transparency and truth.

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Unlike any other journal in this market today, Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) continuously pushes the boundaries of technology innovation in scholarly publication and ecosystem practices needed to bring together thought leading academics, pragmatic innovators, and practitioners from the private and public sectors around the world.

A First-In-Category international peer-review open-access online academic journal, BHTY:

    • Is dedicated to blockchain and converging technologies in healthcare around the world in the pursuit of trust through transparency and truth.
    • Is published on a continuous basis to accelerate sharing of theoretical and experiential knowledge and related data and software required for a growth sector.
    • Embraces articles that may not be traditionally valued, such as preliminary discovery, and key learnings from unsuccessful experiences.
    • Broadens the scope of scholarly publications’ references to discoverable, reproducible, and annotatable software code required to accelerate technology adoption with credibility and trust via its companion Code Ocean computational reproducibility platform and ARTiFACTS.
    • Is led by an internationally renowned Peer Review Board that applies innovative means and tools to rigorously vet and objectively evaluate content in order to demonstrate credible progress that strategic thought leaders, new-era practitioners, and future society stakeholders require.

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Learn more about BHTY’s compliance with editorial guidelines and practices here, or go to https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/authors

Learn more about BHTY’s leading a nine-brand ecosystem to make technology innovation in health and wellness make sense for the Future Society around the world click here, or go to https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/announcement

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BHTY is a peer-reviewed Open access (OA) journal that endeavors to meet the highest standards of academic rigor adhering to ICMJE, COPE, and WAME guidelines, publishing original theoretical and experiential knowledge in the pursuit of trust through transparency and truth.

A First-in-Category, BHTY is intended for academic and non-academic authors and readers seeking to accelerate healthcare’s pragmatic innovation and technology adoption around the world.

The publisher's vision of building trust through truth is intended to catalyze and align strategic thoughts leaders and dedicated new era thinkers that champion the acceleration of healthcare transformation, harnessing the expertise of local and global leaders to exchange knowledge, build consensus, and share a propensity toward positive change for a better future and healthier society.

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No. BHTY’s internationally renowned Peer Review Board determine what is accepted following rigorous vetting and objective evaluation of whether the content augments the body of knowledge required for sector growth.

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No. BHTY does not accept white papers, advertorials, press releases, or any other content that was previously made public.

BHTY only accepts original manuscripts, use cases, unpublished research, substantiated opinions and related data and software in the pursuit of trust through transparency and truth required to establish credibility and validity for this technology in the healthcare sector.

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BHTY operates on a continuous basis. There is no-deadline. Manuscripts are submitted ad published on a rolling basis.

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BHTY operates on a continuous basis. There is no-deadline. Manuscripts are submitted ad published on a rolling basis.

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Who may be interested in what is published in BHTY?

Public and private sector thought leaders, new-era practitioners, and future society stakeholders around the globe, engaged in blockchain technology and converging innovations in healthcare.

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Thousands of readers from 65 countries visited BHTY’s website

Over 20,000 article copies were downloaded at an average rate of three downloads per hour since launch in March 2018.

The single most downloaded article Pragmatic, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology: Paving the Future for Healthcare exceeded 3,800 downloads.

The average downloads is over 1,800 per article

The median downloads count is over 1,200 per article

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Who may be interested to publish in BHTY?

Anyone is welcome to submit a substantiated manuscript or perspective which includes, but is not limited to academicians, non-academic practitioners, innovators, subject matter experts, students, etc. from around the world.

BHTY invites prospective authors to submit original manuscripts, use cases, unpublished research, and substantiated opinions on the broad spectrum of topics ranging from theory to science, technologies and methodologies, pilots and scalable deployments, operations and economics, user experience and Return-on-Adoption, legal and regulatory, transformation and disruption, ecosystem and society, and more.

BHTY’s internationally renowned Peer Review Board and Editor-in-Chief determine what is published following rigorous vetting and objective, unbiased evaluation of submissions.

To date, manuscripts from over 50 authors spanning four countries (Canada, Denmark, UK, and the US) have been published.

Author affiliations include:

UNIVERSITIES:Harvard, McGill University, UC San Diego School of Medicine, Lipscomb University, Edinburgh Napier University, Technical University of Denmark

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: HIMSS

MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS (MNCs): Intel, IBM Research.

HEALTHCARE PAYERS: Aetna, Independence Blue Cross

HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGES (HIEs): HealtHIE Nevada

CONSULTING FIRMS: Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, bPrescient, Inc

SMBs: R&D Ribitzky, bPrescient, Inc, Institute for Healthcare Financial Technology, PioneerRx, OPPM

STARTUPS: Patientory, Izzy Care LLC

Author professional titles include:

ACADEMIC TITLES: Professor, Associate Professor, Research Fellow, Director of Graduate Studies, Curriculum Developer

CLINICAL TITLES: Physician, Pharmacist

CORPORATE TITLES: Founder, CEO, Executive Director, Managing Director, Director, Founding Partner, Strategic Advisor

TECHNOLOGY TITLES: CIO, Clinical Data Architect, Director

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What topics are covered in BHTY?

ABHTY invites prospective authors to submit original manuscripts, use cases, unpublished research, and substantiated opinions on the broad spectrum of topics that may include:

NEW BUSINESS MODELS: Future Society, future economy, new business models, incentive models, Tokenomics, cashless economy, Internet of value, ecosystem structure and dynamics, scalability, sustainability

BLOCKCHAIN TRIAD: the interplay of disintermediated business models, decentralized operations they require, and technology strategy to support both

USE CASES: use case discovery frameworks, use case roadmaps, key learnings from successful and unsuccessful experiences

NEW MODELS OF TRUST: Privacy, ethics, confidentiality, governance, access control, provenance, consensus

THEORY: game theory, psychology, consensus models, miner strategies

USER EXPERIENCE: market and user segmentation, generational demographics, consumerization of healthcare, behavioral considerations, user centered design, adoption drivers and barriers, Return-on-Adoption

HEALTH I.T.: Electronic Health Records, Health Information Exchange, claim adjudication, clinical trials, provenance, supply chain, ePedigree, medical devices, Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, sensors, smart medical home

LEGAL & REGULATORY: health and wellness consumer protection, health and wellness Tokenomics trading, fraud, liability, indemnification

TECHNOLOGY: On-Chain / Off-Chain solution architecture, DApps, identity management, consensus protocols, smart contracts, security, cryptography, tokens, interoperability, standards, scalability, business continuity

EDUCATION: the fundamentals, innovation management, managing digital transformation, future workforce

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About BHTY Peer Review Board

The Editor-in-Chief of Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) is Prof. John Halamka, MD, MS, International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer at Beth Israel Deaconess System, Chairman of New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), and a practicing emergency physician (Boston, MA, USA)

BHTY’s 21-member international Peer Review Board includes:

NETHERLANDS
Cees Hesp, Director mHealth Research Labs, PharmAccess Foundation, and Director, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL), United Nations Foundation

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

SWEDEN / GERMANY 
George Kolostoumpis, BSc, PhD, External Scientific Expert, European Centre for Disease Control at Stockholm; Technical Expert, EUREKA

UK
Bill Buchanan, OBE, Professor, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University; Fellow, BCS and IET

USA
Ana Santos Rutschman, Assistant Professor of Law, Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law (St. Louis, MO)

Anh L. Ngo, MD, MBA, Faculty, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine (Boston, MA)

AAmanda Stanhaus, Health Management and Policy Ph.D. student, University of Michigan. Formerly, Strategist, J.P.Morgan’s Blockchain Quorum (Ann Arbor, MI)

Debbie Bucci, Lead IT Architect in the US Department of Health and Human Services (Washington D.C.)

Dennis Porto MD, MPH, FAAD, is the Lewis Wendell Hackett award recipient, Harvard University (Boston, MA)

Erik Pupo, Chief Information Officer, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (New York, NY)

Florence D. Hudson, Former IBM Vice President, Internet2 Senior Vice President, and Chief Innovation Officer (New York, NY)

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

Jin Wei-Kocsis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Auburn Science and Engineering Center, The University of Akron (Akron, OH)

Kevin A. Clauson, PharmD, Associate Professor, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (Nashville, TN)

Louis O. Jeansonne IV, MD, PharmD, Assistant Vice President for Medical Affairs, Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, LA)

Manouchehr (Mitch) Mokhtari, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Maryland (College Park, MD)

Mona Siddiqui, MD, MPH, Chief Data Officer, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (Arlington, VA)

Tim Ken Mackey, MAS, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Global Public Health, UC San Diego School of Medicine and Director of Healthcare Research and Policy, UC San Diego (San Diego, CA)

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

Tom Savel, MD, Director, Informatics Innovation Unit, Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (Atlanta, GA)

Vikram Dhillon,, Research Fellow, Institute of Simulation and Training at University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

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BHTY continuously seeks experts of the highest caliber and passion for the field to expand and diversify the Peer Review Board.

To apply for joining BHTY’s Peer Review board, please send a note with your CV to the Editor at info@partnersindigitalhealth.com

BHTY’s Peer Review board seeks experts of the highest caliber and passion for the field and prefers candidates that possess knowledge of academic journal workflow and familiarity with the peer review process.

BHTY’s Peer Reviewer evaluation process includes review of the candidate’s CV, and interviews with the candidate and/or colleagues and experts in the field.

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To apply for joining BHTY’s Peer Review board, please send a note with your CV to the Editor at info@partnersindigitalhealth.com

The pursuit of trust through transparency and truth is a founding principle and pillar of BHTY. For example, BHTY is the first journal to require all board members, peer reviewers, and staff to publish financial disclosure and potential conflict of interest disclosures; and to comply with strict impartiality policy and professional conduct.

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What if I want my article published in BHTY?

Unlike any other journal in this market today, Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY)continuously pushes the boundaries of technology innovation in scholarly publication and ecosystem practices needed to bring together thought leading academics, pragmatic innovators, and practitioners from the private and public sectors around the world.

A First-In-Category international peer-review open-access online academic journal, BHTY provides the following benefits to authors:

IMMEDIATE BROAD EXPOSURE UPON PUBLICATION

COMPETITIVE MERIT EXPOSURE

  • Author of a High Consequence Article Interview with BHTY’s Editor-in-Chief Dr. John Halamka
  • Article of the Highest Consequence annual award at #ConV2X conference

GREAT EASE OF PUBLICATION

  • Accepting submissions on an ongoing, continuous, no-deadline basis
  • Rapid two-week peer-review turn around
  • Establish credibility of the scholarly work as measured by .. the collaborative work of double blind peer review internationally renowned reviewers
  • Broadening the reach to thought leading academics, pragmatic innovators, and practitioners from the private and public sectors around the world
  • Accelerating global scale R&D and collaboration
  • Experiencing the benefits from the growing ecosystem led by BHTY publisher Partners in Digital Health (PDH):
    • Enhancing the author/s trust-based reputation
    • Strengthening the validity of the article
    • Extending the scope of the article’s relevant software code and data to discoverable, reproducible, and annotatable code with Code Ocean’s cloud-based computational reproducibility platform
    • Strengthening the validity and credibility of, and trust in related software code and data with Code Ocean’s cloud-based computational reproducibility platform
    • Establishing proof of existence of data, research and development outputs with blockchain-enabled ARTiFACTS.ai platform
    • Providing and receiving blockchain-secured attribution and other incentives in real-time during and after completing their research with blockchain-enabled ARTiFACTS.ai platform
    • Acquiring proper credit with Publons’ author-centric one-stop-shop publication aggregation, verification, and management platform
    • Improving user experience with tracking the impact of their scholarly publications, citation metrics, peer reviews, and journal editing work with Publons’ author-centric one-stop-shop publication aggregation, verification, and management platform

BHTY endeavors to adhere to a rapid turnaround of 14 days per review cycle.

To date, the average turnaround time for the peer review cycle is 10 days.

The time to final decision depends on two factors:

  • How long it takes the author(s) to revise their manuscript.
  • How many review cycles the manuscript required until it met all the requirements of the peer reviewers.

Authors are given up to three weeks to make changes/revisions to the manuscript once peer reviewed. Should they need more time, authors are required to contact the Managing Editor, via email, with an explanation.

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To date, one in four articles submitted to BHTY have been published.

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Yes, only if the submission is accepted for publication: The Article Processing Charge (APC) is $850.00 US.

Authors who may not be able to afford paying the APC may apply for a waiver only AFTER the submission is accepted and it is based solely on the MERITS of the paper.

There is no charge for students currently enrolled at an academic institution.

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Not yet. Launched in March 2018, Be assured, BHTY is working hard to meet that objective.

All previously published articles will be indexed retroactively, as this is the industry standard.

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Launched in March 2018, BHTY does not have an Impact Factor yet. Be assured, BHTY is working hard to meet that industry standard.

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What is this Partners in Digital Health ecosystem?

BHTY’s publisher Partners in Digital Health (PDH) has created, and continues to drive an ecosystem intended to grow the sector’s knowledge base required to accelerate pragmatic innovation in health and wellness for the Future Society, worldwide.

In addition, PDH continuously pushes the boundaries of technology innovation in scholarly publication and ecosystem practices needed for the future society forging trust, transparency, and truth.

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), an international peer-review open-access journal dedicated to blockchain and converging technologies in healthcare.

Telehealth in Medicine Today (TMT), an international peer-review open-access journal dedicated to technology innovation for value-based patient-centered care across the care continuum.

Converge2Xcelerate (#ConV2X), an annual conference that has set out 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.

Innovation Ignition competition demonstrating how telehealth and blockchain technology in health products and services can radically change the future of our health system with innovations that revolutionize and rock current perspectives.

Orvium.io, creator of a purpose-built open-source decentralized blockchain-based, AI-enabled framework for managing scholarly publications’ life cycles.

ARTiFACTS.ai, creator of the blockchain-enabled platform for academic and scientific research and development.

Code Ocean, creator of a cloud-based computational reproducibility platform enabling researchers, engineers, developers, and scientists to link working code in a computational environment.

Publons, creator of an author-centric one-stop-shop publication aggregation, verification, and management platform.

ATA,  a non-profit association based in Washington DC with more than 10,000 industry leaders and healthcare professionals. ATA is working to change the way the world thinks about telemedicine and virtual care as the only organization dedicated to it. For more information go to http://legacy.americantelemed.org/home

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