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IHS21C 2016 : Call for Book Chapters: Innovative Health Systems for the 21st Century


When Mar 31, 2016 - Apr 15, 2016
Where Toronto
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2016
Notification Due May 15, 2016
Final Version Due Aug 15, 2016
Categories    heathcare   system dynamics   agent-based models   simulation

Call For Papers

A Call for Book Chapter Proposals

Book title: Innovative Health Systems for the 21st Century

Publisher: Springer-US


Hassan Qudrat-Ullah, Professor, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada
Peter Tsasis, Associate Professor, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto M3J 1P3, Canada

The concept of sustainable healthcare is at the fore of social consciousness around the world. Health is the most basic element underpinning a functioning society and sustaining health and healthcare is by definition existentially critical for social welfare and continuity. The importance of healthcare reflected in society’s ever increasing expectations for accessibility, timely, and effective care; coupled with limited and in many cases, diminishing financial resources has meant that discussions regarding health have been dominated by the need for extraordinary creativity and innovative solutions. Specifically, in how healthcare is organized, financed, and delivered with the potential to sustainably reduce spending, while leading to improvements in quality and accessibility of care.

We would like to invite potential chapter authors to submit and showcase their work on service delivery models and management approaches. This book aims to present the latest insightful solutions for sustainable healthcare systems by framing healthcare systems as complex, adaptive and dynamic system (s) and giving consideration to their interchanges among their agents in their embedding context. We seek both theoretical and empirical chapters with a focus on system dynamics and agent based models, econometric models, as well as state of the art empirical studies. Chapters on case studies, service delivery models or other empirical work on local, regional, national, and international healthcare systems are welcome.

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to the following:
• Critical areas for healthcare innovations
• Evolving healthcare systems
• Health system integration
• Patient engagement and empowerment
• Big data as a driver of innovation
• Scaling up innovation
• Dynamic modeling for healthcare systems
• Multi-agency cooperation and interoperability
• Leadership in national and/or international responses across multiple agencies
• Application of information and communication technologies
• Healthcare management models
• Evidence-based healthcare management
• Econometric models for emerging health systems
• System dynamics and health policy making
• Agent-based models and healthcare
• Innovative and integrative healthcare systems
• Soft systems methods and healthcare management
• Delivering efficient, effective, and affordable healthcare

The extended abstract (2-3 pages) should explain the: (i) topic(s), (ii) the goal(s) of the chapter, (iii) a brief description and significance of your contribution within the book theme, (iv) and the utility/ real-world application of your work. A list of related keywords and a (tentative) table of content of the chapter are also encouraged.
Proposals can be submitted by e-mail attachments to the Editors, Hassan Qudrat-Ullah, ( OR Peter Tsasis (, by April 15, 2016.

Important Dates:
Chapter Proposal (due date): April 15, 2016
Acceptance Notification: May 15, 2016
Chapter submission: July 15, 201
Final Chapter Submission: August 15, 2015
Manuscripts submission to the publisher: September 15, 2015
Book in Print (tentative): November 15, 2016

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