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Call for Chapters : Multi-Sector Analysis of the Digital Healthcare Industry

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Event Date: 2023-09-20 Abstract Due: 2023-09-20

Hello, this is an invitation o submit chapters to an exciting new book  titled "Multi-Sector Analysis of the Digital Healthcare Industry". The book will have a broad scope within the Digital healthcare industry. Below is an overview of the call. Please use the link provided to access the full chapter.

Lagnajita Chatterjee (Worcester State University) United States and Nidhi Gani (Embecta)

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: August 23, 2023
Full Chapters Due: November 8, 2023
Submission Date: November 8, 2023

Digital healthcare has started becoming pivotal in our society. World health organization for instance as a part of their global health strategy, aims to use "digital health to be supportive of equitable and universal access to quality health services" (World Health Organization, 2021). As reported by Bloomberg Business, as of 2021, the global digital healthcare industry was worth over USD 190 billion in 2021 and was projected to grow to around USD 780.05 billion by 2023 (Bloomberg, 2023). Not just the industry itself, but as reported by the American Medical Association, the use of tele/virtual visits grew from 14% in 2016 to over 80% among physicians in 2022 while the remote monitoring device usage percentage increased from 12% in 2016 to 30% in 2022 (American Medical Association, 2022)

Such rapid advancement in the digital healthcare industry is the result of collaboration between multiple sectors including but limited to the technological, medical, and the regulatory industry. However, there is limited research on the multi-sector nature of digital healthcare. Existing publications are usually siloed and focused on contributions to only one or two facets of the industry.

This edited book would thus focus on providing a more holistic understanding with discussions about the past development of the digital healthcare industry, its current state, and future growth prospects. As reflected in the sample topics, this book would include a collection of chapters written by experts from different fields including medicine, technology, business, and regulatory sectors.

The book will delve into, not only clinicians' and regulators' perspectives on digital healthcare but also introduce discussions about the technological aspects, associated user/customer experience, and the business strategies required for long-term success of the digital healthcare industry. To further this goal of a well-rounded overview, the book will aim to marry insights from both academics and industry practitioners.

1. World Health Organization. (2021). Global strategy on digital health 2020-2025.
2. Bloomberg Business (2023). Insights on Global Digital Health Market Size & Share To Hit USD 780.05 Billion by 2030, Exhibit a CAGR of 16.1%.
3. American Medical Association (2022). AMA digital health care 2022 study findings

The objective of the book will be to provide a holistic overview of the pertinent topics related to digital healthcare using cross-functional chapters collected from industry specialists and academic experts. The goal is to create a collection that is relevant for both novices new to the digital healthcare industry and experts looking to explore an alternative functional perspective.

Target Audience
The book will be developed with both industry and academic researchers in mind. The goal is to make it relevant to audiences across various sectors that make digital healthcare innovations successful

Example Topics
• Comparative study of digital and traditional diagnostic tools
• Adoption of telehealth and online medicine: Understanding the providers' perspective
• Digital healthcare as a platform marketplace
• Strategic management goals of digital healthcare
• Globalization and digital healthcare industry
• Diffusion of digital healthcare as an innovation
• Motivation and Barriers to using digital healthcare.
• Equity and accessibility needs in Digital healthcare.
• User experience and development of digital healthcare
• Use of AI for digital healthcare: The advancements and the limitations.
• Regulatory and cybersecurity gaps in online medicine
• Standardization of digital medical tools and future improvement scopes.



Lagnajita Chatterjee