September 21, 2023

Vybirai Ka

Specialists In Health

BMC Digital Well being publishes its first articles; lets have a good time with the Editorial Board

BMC Digital Well being publishes its first articles; lets have a good time with the Editorial Board

Why did you select to change into an Editorial Board Member for the journal?

Mike Conway (MC), College of Melbourne, Australia – Being an Editorial Board Member for BMC Digital Well being gives an thrilling alternative for me to contribute and affect the burgeoning discipline of digital well being, significantly because it pertains to my very own analysis pursuits in health-related pure language processing and bioethics.

Philippe Giabbanelli (PG), Miami College, USA – BMC Digital Well being is an thrilling alternative to proceed the editorial work that I’m doing with associated journals right into a rising area that additionally connects with my analysis. BMC titles are well-managed, have a stable status within the discipline, and the editorial platform is fashionable so being a part of the editorial board for this journal is the precise car to contribute to shaping the sphere.

Jannik Schaaf (JS) Institute of Medical Informatics, Goethe College Frankfurt, College Hospital Frankfurt, Germany – To present one thing again to the scientific group and to gather experiences in publishing.

Octavio Rivera (OR)  Universidad de Sevilla, Spain – I prefer to develop new expertise and be taught new data. Turning into an Editorial Board Member permits me to be taught concerning the editorial course of and provides me the chance of figuring out and dealing with the newest analysis within the digital well being discipline. Moreover, it permits me to make new contacts within the digital well being analysis group. Nevertheless, most significantly, BMC affords this chance by betting on making high-quality scientific work seen past its potential influence. Being an Editorial Board Member, I really feel that I may also help the scientific group to make analysis seen and thus contribute to the development of digital well being. 

Andrew Boyd (AB) College of Illinois Chicago, USA – Digital well being is rising as a brand new area inside healthcare, the significance of journals is essential in evaluating the success and failure of innovation to assist remodel well being.

Alessia Paglialonga (AP) Nationwide Analysis Council of Italy (CNR), Italy – Curiosity within the matter space, curiosity in supporting dissemination and trade within the discipline, glorious writer’s status, and the difficult elements of contributing to a brand new journal launch.

What are your analysis pursuits and the way do they hyperlink to digital well being?

PG – I’ve labored for over ten years on computational public well being, by creating and making use of fashions to establish efficient insurance policies in software areas comparable to suicide, weight problems, HIV, and COVID-19. Along with the historic strengths of my group in machine studying and simulation, digital actuality (VR) is enjoying an more and more vital position. For instance, we use VR to assist interdisciplinary groups design and perceive fashions.

Smaranda Belciug (SB), College of Craiova, Romania – My analysis pursuits regard synthetic intelligence utilized in most cancers prognosis, therapy, survival evaluation and congenital anomalies in fetuses.

OR –  Participatory well being informatics and persuasive know-how (significantly, in personalization of digital well being options). My analysis is targeted on conceive, design, check, and use know-how for bettering well being experiences. Subsequently, it’s fully aligned with digital well being.

AB – My analysis is information simplification to enhance scientific outcomes. This utilized digital well being journal could be a terrific venue for this utilized analysis.

Elia Gabarron (EG) Norwegian Centre for E-health Analysis, Norway – My principal pursuits are centered round using social media for well being, participatory analysis, and particularly the position of digital applied sciences for stopping circumstances and in supporting individuals dwelling with circumstances or disabilities.

AP – My principal analysis pursuits are within the space of AI for well being modeling and illness prevention, mHealth apps characterization and evaluation, and eHealth platforms – principal and interrelated parts of digital well being

What would you think about the “sizzling matter” analysis areas in digital well being at current?

MC – Scorching subjects for me embody work on the potential makes use of of highly effective new language fashions to develop and improve scientific pure language processing, with the aim of supporting each epidemiological analysis and scientific determination help.

PG – Digital actuality is a sizzling matter in digital well being, significantly as the price and value of headsets has massively improved over the current years. Units present immersive experiences to simulate real-world situations (e.g., to coach medical practitioners) and new collaborative areas for groups that search to design complicated interventions. I’m significantly enthusiastic about using digital actuality for psychological well being, as there are vital analysis questions comparable to create a rapport with a ‘digital’ practitioner.

SB – I believe the healthcare revolution begins with an increasing number of synthetic intelligence functions within the healthcare system.

The position of social media and synthetic intelligence in connection to healthcare are highly regarded subjects: Elia Gabarron, Norwegian Centre for E-health Analysis, Norway

OR – These days, there are a number of trending subjects in digital analysis, nevertheless, it might be stated that lots of them are associated to 5P medication: Participatory, predictive, preventive, personalised, and precision.   Relating to predictive, preventive, and personalised medication, we live within the information period. We now have an enormous quantity of knowledge, significantly well being information, and subsequently, AI and its associated themes are nonetheless trending. Accumulating, saving, processing, managing, analyzing, and exploiting well being information making certain safety, privateness, interoperability, and so on. are attention-grabbing analysis subjects within the digital well being discipline. Though these subjects have been researched for very long time they usually have considerably superior, there are nonetheless many analysis gaps. Some examples might be creating AI fashions extra comprehensible for non-experts (actual customers), incorporating real-time information collected in real-life situations, creating technological instruments supporting within the personalization of remedies/therapies, and so on. Relating to participatory well being, there may be presently a rising curiosity in affected person expertise, well being fairness, and privateness when know-how is utilized to the well being area. Lastly, new applied sciences comparable to these utilized in Meta-verse allow modern well being interventions, particularly in psychotherapy and affected person training, that presently are demonstrating to have promising advantages. Digital twins, avatars, digital actuality, augmented actuality, blended actuality, and so on. have been utilized in well being analysis, particularly in rehabilitation and training. Nevertheless, there are nonetheless trending subjects.

Daniela Haluza (DH) Medical College of Vienna, Austria – Telemedicine and distant affected person monitoring, which have change into more and more vital in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, aArtificial intelligence and machine studying, which have the potential to enhance prognosis, therapy, and total healthcare supply, Digital therapeutics, that are software-based interventions that can be utilized to deal with or handle numerous circumstances. Digital well being information privateness, safety and belief.

EGThe position of social media and synthetic intelligence in connection to healthcare are highly regarded subjects.

AP – Some present challenges within the space contain AI-powered choices, for instance. regulation, certification, and validation. Different sizzling subjects are patient-centered digital well being design and integration of a number of platforms.

How do you see the sphere creating sooner or later?

PG – Digital well being has lengthy held the promise of creating medication extra personalised and exact, whereas offering cost-efficient methods to ship healthcare at scale. Given advances on each the algorithmic aspect (e.g., enhancements on the explainability of fashions) and {hardware} parts (e.g., extra extensively out there headsets), using digital well being is poised to be extra extensively out there and shift from its historic training-role into an intervention-focus.

SB – As an increasing number of docs and researchers interact on this discipline, extra information will change into out there, resulting in extra research being printed. I hope that almost all of those research will discover their method into scientific follow. For this to occur, researchers everywhere in the world ought to begin focusing in increase confidence on this space.

JS – Digital well being might be an important a part of medical care in an ageing society and can complement conventional care, particularly in rural areas.

OR – Digital transformation of the well being sector and developments of know-how will allow new healthcare situations by which know-how will play an important position within the help of well being administration. I believe that analysis will primarily deal with two areas within the quick and medium time period: Producing proof on effectiveness of 5P digital well being, and the event of much less invasive, interoperable, simple to make use of and comprehensible, accessible, and personalised well being know-how.   

DH – Sooner or later, I see the sphere of digital well being persevering with to develop and evolve, with a larger emphasis on the mixing of know-how into all elements of healthcare. This may doubtless result in extra personalised and environment friendly care, in addition to improved outcomes for sufferers.

AP – By extra collaboration between engineers, medical docs, sufferers, healthcare directors, and regulatory our bodies

What position would you prefer to see BMC Digital Well being play in the way forward for digital well being?

PG – By creating collections on vital subjects, BMC Digital Well being is attracting consideration to a number of the most vital subjects of digital well being, thus contributing to shaping analysis in vital areas. I want to see representatives from BMC Digital Well being concerned in key conferences, as an illustration with ample sponsoring to get a sales space, such that the group is conscious of this new outlet and considers it for his or her work.

By creating collections on vital subjects, BMC Digital Well being is attracting consideration to a number of the most vital subjects of digital well being, thus contributing to shaping analysis in vital areas. I want to see representatives from BMC Digital Well being concerned in key conferences, as an illustration with ample sponsoring to get a sales space, such that the group is conscious of this new outlet and considers it for his or her work: Philippe Giabbanelli, Miami College, USA

SB – I’d like to see that the printed research discovered their method from the lab to the true world and scientific follow.

JS – It could be nice if BMC Digital Well being develops into one of many main journals within the discipline of digital well being. I want to contribute to this as an editorial board member.

OR – I would love BMC Digital Well being to be thought of as a reference journal by the scientific group researching digital well being. I would love BMC Digital Well being to advertise analysis on related subjects comparable to use know-how to realize common well being protection and/or well being fairness.   

DH – As for the position of BMC Digital Well being, I see it enjoying a big position in driving analysis and innovation within the discipline, by publishing high-quality research and articles on digital well being subjects, and offering a platform for the trade of concepts and data amongst researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. Moreover, it might additionally play a task in fostering collaboration and partnerships between academia, business, and healthcare organizations to facilitate the event and implementation of digital well being options.

AB – As an open supply journal the power to share and have widespread distribution of the analysis findings is essential.

EG – I’m positive the journal will change into one of many high main journals within the discipline.

AP – Bridge analysis and scientific follow, help the expansion of a cross-disciplinary group