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Special Collection

Digital Health Trends in Patient and Medication Safety

Collection launched: 12 Nov 2021

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In line with World Patient Safety Day (WPSD), we are currently inviting quality manuscripts for publication in a special issue on “Digital Health Trends in Patient and Medication Safety”.

WPSD was established in 2019 when the World Health Assembly adopted a global action on patient safety. Patient and medication safety has become more important due to the negative impact of COVID-19 on labor and resources in healthcare systems, as well as disruption to organizational workflow processes. Many challenges were amplified during COVID-19, which has shown that current ways of working in healthcare may not be sustainable in the longer term in the post-COVID-19 era.

This special issue aims to solicit novel research articles on the application and contribution of digital health innovations towards patient and medication safety. This issue encourages all submissions focusing on current challenges, novel developments and innovations, recent advances, and new and future insights digital health technologies and techniques in the areas of patient and medication safety, and of topics related to the broader societal impact (e.g., sustainability initiatives, behavioral health needs, etc). The goal of this special issue is to provide an overview by shedding light on the progress made in this field during the past decade and on its future challenges, in order to inform, provide guidance and direction, and inspire clinicians, researchers, patients and all practitioners who are advocates of patient and medication safety.

Collection Editor

Dr Kevin Yap