Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY), is an open access online, 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, exclusively, in the health sector. BHTY endeavors to offer rapid peer-review (5-7 days) of research, commentary, and proof of concept for blockchain technology. Content should justify claims to the scientific community and industry at large. For more information, see "About," in the menu above.

The publication debut is scheduled for January/February 2018.

Call for Manuscripts

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. 

To learn more about , please review About the Journal and Information for Authors.

To submit a manuscript to the journal, you must first register here.  To begin the submission process click here.

BHTY asks authors to pay an Article Processing Charge (APC) of $850.00 US on acceptance of their original research article.

BHTY has a waiver policy (see “Waiver Policy” under “Information for Authors”), for authors who cannot pay. We want to encourage open exchange in an evolving market and give fair consideration to all submissions, and believe this should not be linked to the ability to pay. No payment information is requested before an article is accepted.  We review papers based strictly on MERIT.

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

     - Papers must be evaluated before a waiver determination is made, and based solely on the MERITS of the paper.

BHTY revenue model consists primarily of commercial support and related initiatives conducted under the auspices of the journal such as conferences and custom projects.

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For inquiries regarding Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) please contact:
Tory Cenaj, Publisher

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BHTY Welcomes Dr. Jin Wei-Kocsis to Board

2018-02-10

Jin Wei-Kocsis is Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Akron, and the Director of the Cyber-Physical-Social System Design Lab. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, Canada, in 2014, and her M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, in 2008. Her B.E. was obtained at the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China, 2004.


Dr. Wei-Kocsis, is the recent recipient of a three-year, $330,000 Early Career Faculty grant from NASA. She leads the effort to develop a “Resilient Networking and Computing Paradigm” (RNCP) using “smart contracts” to create spacecraft that “think.”


Dr. Wei-Kocsis recently stated “I hope to develop technology that can recognize environmental threats and avoid them, as well as complete a number of tasks automatically. I am honored that NASA recognized my work, and I am excited to continue challenging technology’s ability to think and do on its own.”


Dr Wei-Kocsis research interests include:

- Deep-Learning Algorithm Development

- Social Sensing

- Biologically-Inspired Intelligent System Design

- Game Theoretical Modelling

- Opportunistic Hybrid Communication Infrastructure Design


Please join us in welcoming Dr. Wie-Kocsis to the BHTY board.

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 will include 10,000 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 

BHTY is Proud to Welcome John D. Halamka, MD, as Editor-in-Chief

2017-12-02

John D. Halamka, M.D., is the chief information officer (CIO) at Beth Israel Deaconess System,  chairman of the New England Healthcare Exchange Network (NEHEN), and a practicing emergency physician. He is also  the International Healthcare Innovation professor at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Halamka completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, where he received a degree in medical microbiology and a degree in public policy with a focus on technology issues. He entered medical school at the University of California, San Francisco and simultaneously pursued graduate work in bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley focusing on technology issues in medicine. He completed his residency at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

In his role at BIDMC, Dr. Halamka is responsible for all clinical, financial, administrative, and academic information technology, serving 3,000 doctors, 12,000 employees, and 1,000,000 patients. As chairman of NEHEN, Dr. Halamka oversees clinical and administrative data exchange among the payers, providers, and patients in Massachusetts.   As a Harvard professor, he has served the George W. Bush administration, the Obama administration,  and national governments throughout the world planning their healthcare IT strategy.

Dr. Halamka has authored five books on technology-related issues, hundreds of articles and thousands of posts on the popular Geekdoctor blog.  

He runs Unity Farm in Sherborn, MA and serves as caretaker for 150 animals, 30 acres of agricultural production and a cidery/winery.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Halamka to the BHTY team. We are most happy to welcome Dr. Halamka to Blockchain in Healthcare Today, and look forward to his stewardship.

Blockchain in Healthcare TodayBuilding Trust through Truth

BHTY Article Types and Word Counts...

2017-09-10

Manuscripts of interest will present or establish advances in this new health sector utilizing evidence-based outcomes from deployment of blockchain technologies in healthcare. There are no word counts.

Blockchain in Healthcare Today (BHTY) Article Types

Research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-model original research approaches that focus on blockchain technology and must contain a hypothesis, introduction, methods, results, interpretation of findings, and a discussion of possible implications.  Randomized, controlled trials, case series, cohort studies, pilot studies, and meta-analysis are also examples of original research that BHTY accepts for this category. As applicable, financial, and quality of care implications should also be explored.

Methodology: Detailed outlines of mature, but unexecuted research protocols, current methodological approaches, grant proposals, and preliminary reports. Articles must contain background, objectives, methods, and discussion. 

Proof of Concept: Demonstrations of blockchain technology feasibility to verify real world application, potential value and learnings. Examples such as interoperability, API, and system integration and deployment may be topics. Use cases may also be submitted under this category. As possible, BHTY asks the author(s) to include examination of the financial impact the product or service may have on the marketplace.

Review: Narrative and systematic review articles provide an overview of existing literature focused on blockchain, distributed ledgers, and distributed systems. Example focal points include trust, identity, privacy, safety and security implications in healthcare and potential for blockchain to address these areas for devices, software, distribution channels, etc. The goal of this article type is to identify specific problems or issues and analyze information from available published work on the topic with a balanced perspective. Note: meta-analyses should be submitted as original research.

Primers: Since the blockchain technology sector is relatively new, we recognize Primers can be an important source of basic information to help educate the marketplace, including device manufacturers, software providers, patients and providers, healthcare administrators and provide a launch point for understanding the complexities in related areas BHTY elucidates in more depth.

Technological Report: These reports focus on blockchain technological innovations in healthcare. Priority is given to papers on the technical underpinnings of an initiative presented in a manner that informs influencers in making decisions in this space. For example, relevant pragmatic work on change management, human factors, and design thinking that accompany innovation should include actual implementation experience whenever available. Reports of metrics to measure these components is highly recommended.

Perspective: These articles represent an expert opinion or considered point of view on the field of blockchain technology in healthcare, alerts of potential problems, observations, comments, controversies and opinions. It can contain a single concept or several related concepts.

Make a submission:

To make a submission to BHTY, you must first register and be logged in.
Start here: https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/user/register

To make a submission: https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/submission/wizard

To view your submission: https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/submissions

Alternatively, authors can start here and read all the necessary details before you make your submission. https://blockchainhealthcaretoday.com/index.php/journal/index

 

We look forward to your contribution to moving the needle of the sector and thank you for your role in this Renaissance in Healthcare!

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Call for Manuscripts - Premier Issue of Blockchain in Healthcare Today, January 2018

2017-09-03

Blockchain in Healthcare Today™, an open access online peer review journal, invites original manuscript submissions for review and publication. Blockchain in Healthcare Today™, provides an objective evaluation of sustainably integrated, proven, and scientifically validated blockchain deployments within the healthcare system. The online journal offers rapid, peer-reviewed (5-7 days) publication of research, commentary, and proof of concept for blockchain technology and related areas that catalyze a new era in healthcare and demonstrate bottom line cost efficiencies that advance value-based healthcare across the care continuum for the 21st century and future healthcare challenges.  

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 and PHR |  Precision Medicine  |  Drug Supply Chain Management  |  Clinical Trials Management


Call for Manuscripts
Manuscripts of interest will  present or establish advances in this new health sector utilizing evidence-based outcomes in the following categories:

  • Proof of Concept
  • Use Cases/Pilots/Methodologies
  • Production/Deployment
  • Narrative/Systematic Reviews/Meta-Analysis
  • API
  • Healthcare Research
  • Opinion/Perspective/Point of View


Submission Information
Authors need to register with the journal prior to submitting a manuscript or, if already registered, can simply log in and begin the five-step submission process.  

Correspondence may be sent to info@partnersindigitalhealth.com

Audience
Blockchain in Healthcare Today™, audience will include 10,000 executives, researchers and innovators in healthcare and academia including hospitals, payers, informatics, biopharma, public health, population health, government, healthcare insurance, CROs, 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.


Open Access
Blockchain in Healthcare Today™, applies the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license to works published.

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Register for your complimentary issues of Blockchain in Healthcare Today here

 

Blockchain in Healthcare Today - Building Trust Through Truth

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