NEBDHub and NSDC members have the opportunity to submit a research manuscript in the CFM with the article processing charge
(APC) waived. Click here to sign up for the NEBDHub and/or NSDC Newsletter to become a member of the community or go to https://bit.ly/HubNewsSignup.
Target Participants This call for manuscripts invites scholars, graduate
students, post docs, researchers and professors who are members of the NEBDHub or NSDC to develop and submit a manuscript addressing the opportunities and challenges in healthcare which may be addressed by leveraging data science tools and techniques, as well as blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT). Submitted manuscripts are expected to provide new conceptual, theoretical, and practical insights based on empirical data emerging from recent market or research activities. Use cases
from demonstrably successful existing distributed ledger communities across a range of sectors are also welcome, as the learnings may be applicable in healthcare scenarios today or in the future.
Research Topics Manuscripts may focus on, but are not limited to, the leverage of data, data science tools and techniques, blockchain
or digital ledger technology for healthcare, and failed experiments including the following topics:
medicine • Data sharing to inform public health • Security infrastructure requirements of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) for healthcare • Quadruple Helix Innovation - encompassing science, policy, industry and society • Frameworks, methods
and tools to develop and align blockchain/DLT-based projects for multiple parties with Peer-to-Peer (P2P) capabilities • Decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) and varieties of consensus-oriented blockchain-based associations • Cybersecurity of distributed ledger communities, including permissioned, permissionless, and hybrid permissions, as well as exchange and
non-exchange cases • Aligning multiple stakeholders and consortium members in a distributed ledger-based community with shared ecosystem scaling objectives • Specific use cases may include:
◦ Patient health records ◦ Human and social
aspects ◦ Health systems interoperability ◦ Patient and device identity management ◦ Legal and policy challenges ◦ Digital tokens and incentives ◦ Medical payments and billing ◦ Data security, privacy, anonymity ◦ Healthcare operations ◦ Data provenance ◦ Fraud detection and prevention ◦ Decentralized trust management ◦ Pharmaceutical supply chain ◦ Population health use cases ◦ Social determinants of health ◦ Clinical trials and clinical research ◦ Health equity and disparities ◦ Genomic and imaging data ◦ COVID-19 pandemic applications ◦ Facilitation of intervention and implementation strategies ◦ Vaccination passports ◦ Big data management in health ◦ Improved health, prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Key Dates This call for manuscripts will be open through December 2023 with rolling submissions.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the NEBDHub or the
NSDC, please sign up for the NEBDHub and/or NSDC Newsletter here: https://bit.ly/HubNewsSignup.
Participate Authors must follow guidelines published on the Blockchain and Healthcare Today (BHTY) Submission Portal. Note: Please add you are a participating member of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (NEBDHub) and/or the National Student Data Corps (NSDC) in your cover letter.