Medical Care Supplement Call for Papers, Health IT to Address Disparities
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is sponsoring a Medical Care supplement on "Addressing Health Disparities through the Utilization of Health Information Technology." Original research papers focused on health information technologies (e.g. electronic health records, personal health records, e-prescribing, mobile technologies) and the science of understanding and improving minority health and reducing health disparities are invited. The research must focus on one or more minority or health disparity populations (i.e., African Americans/Blacks, Hispanics/Latinos, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asians, Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and/or gender minority populations). Special consideration will be given to innovative interventions and implementation research in clinical settings or communities that utilize health information technology (IT) and/or novel methodology (e.g., internet query-based measure) to reduce disparities and improve health outcome (e.g., biomedical or behavioral status or quality of life).
Examples include but are not limited to:
- Promoting health IT to track and reduce health disparities
- Developing health IT systems and applications that allow providers to better address social determinants of health, and unmet social needs
- Using health IT to enhance treatment and prevention among diverse populations
- Using health IT to engage patients in self-management of disease
- Using health IT to enhance patient-clinician communication, especially among individuals with limited English proficiency and/or limited health literacy
For an example of a Medical Care paper published on the topic of health disparities and health IT, please click here.
See the attached instructions for authors for information on how to submit your paper. Papers must be submitted by February 12, 2018, to be considered for the supplement.