The benefits of clinical Health Information Technology (HIT) have long been established and we are leveraging these benefits to make patient care safer, more efficient, less costly, more proactive and complete. However, lack of practical knowledge on linking clinical effectiveness to implementation success and return on investment has slowed adoption of HIT. For health care to move forward in adopting HIT successfully, institutions must be able to share successes and failures, to learn from them collectively, to avoid repeating mistakes and to save time, costs, and human lives.
As the Official eJournal of EFMI, AMIA, and IMIA, the online journal ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) publishes approximately 100 peer-reviewed articles per year. It aims to establish a platform that allows sharing of knowledge between clinical medicine and health IT specialists as well as bridging gaps between visionary design and successful and pragmatic deployment.
The core editorial subject matters of ACI are: clinical information systems (including electronic medical records and systems, personal health records, physician/provider order entry, electronic prescribing, clinical decision support, nursing information systems, patient scheduling and tracking tools, lab information systems, radiology information systems, PACS, GP information systems), administrative and management systems, eHealth systems, mobile health and quantified self applications, information technology development, deployment, and evaluation, socio-technical aspects of information technology and health IT training, accreditation, and certification.
The target group of ACI is an international readership, e.g.: chief information officers, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, chief clinical informatics officers, medical informatics researchers, nurse informaticians, consultants, public health officials, vendors, IT safety healthcare providers, informatics trainees, health information management and health informatics practitioners, as well as organizations such as EFMI, IMIA, AMDIS, AMIA, AHIMA, HIMSS or the equivalent.
In the biomedical and health informatics field, ACI perfectly complements Thieme’s other IMIA journals Methods of Information in Medicine and the Yearbook of Medical Informatics. The Yearbook of Medical Informatics providing the current state-of-the-art in the field and Methods of Information in Medicine being the “Science and Research” journal. ACI – Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) intends to be the “practical”.
For more information please visit the Journal’s website here.