Aims and scope

Aims and Scope:

The "Annals of Healthcare Systems Engineering" (AHSE) is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research in the interdisciplinary field of healthcare systems engineering. AHSE aims to serve as a leading platform for the publication of high-impact research that integrates engineering principles with healthcare delivery and management to improve patient outcomes, enhance operational efficiency, and innovate system processes.

The journal seeks to foster a multidisciplinary dialogue among engineers, healthcare professionals, researchers, policymakers, and system administrators, encouraging submissions that offer novel insights, methodologies, and applications to tackle the complex challenges faced by healthcare systems worldwide.

Key Topics Covered Include:

  • Healthcare Informatics and Data Analytics: Exploration of the role of big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence in healthcare, including predictive analytics for patient care, electronic health record optimization, and health information systems.

  • Medical Device Engineering and Technology Management: Design, development, and assessment of medical devices and technologies, including wearable technologies, implants, diagnostic tools, and the integration of these technologies within healthcare systems.

  • Systems Optimization and Decision Making: Application of optimization methods and decision-making frameworks to improve healthcare delivery, resource allocation, scheduling, and supply chain management within healthcare facilities.

  • Patient Flow and Logistics: Innovative solutions for managing patient flow, reducing wait times, and optimizing the logistics of healthcare delivery to enhance patient experience and operational efficiency.

  • Telemedicine and Remote Healthcare Delivery: Advances in telemedicine, including telehealth services, remote monitoring, and digital health interventions, aimed at increasing access to healthcare services.

  • Quality, Safety, and Healthcare Outcomes: Strategies and systems for improving healthcare quality and safety, patient satisfaction, and measurable health outcomes through engineering and management practices.

  • Sustainable Healthcare Systems: Research on sustainable practices within healthcare systems, focusing on environmental impact, economic viability, and social equity in healthcare delivery.

  • Interdisciplinary and Translational Research: Papers that demonstrate interdisciplinary collaboration and translational research bridging the gap between theory and practice, particularly studies that have a clear pathway to impact healthcare policy, practice, or education.

AHSE is committed to contributing to the global challenge of creating efficient, effective, and accessible healthcare systems through engineering innovation and evidence-based practices. We welcome original research articles, review papers, case studies, and brief reports that provide significant contributions to the field of healthcare systems engineering. Submissions are expected to adhere to rigorous methodological standards, contribute novel insights, and have the potential for high impact in the field.

By providing a platform for the exchange of ideas, methodologies, and results, AHSE aims to inspire further research and collaboration across disciplines, ultimately contributing to the improvement of healthcare systems worldwide.