From the International Medical Informatics Association

Call for Chapters: Social Media and Mobile Technologies in Healthcare – Deadline 25 March, 2013

Dr. Mowafa Househ (King Saud University for Health Sciences, Riyadh Saudi Arabia), Dr. Elizabeth Borycki (University of Victoria, BC, Canada) and Dr. Andre Kushniruk (University of Victoria, BC, Canada), as Editors, announce the Call for Chapters for the book “Social Media and Mobile Technologies in Healthcare”. Full information is available at

Submission Procedure: Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before March 25, 2013 a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by April 25, 2013 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by May 25, 2013. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Objective of the Book: The overall objective and mission of this book is to provide patients, clinicians, and healthcare organizations with the tools necessary to understand how to use and implement social media and mobile technologies within healthcare. Yet the benefits of social media and mobile technologies in improving patient care have not been well documented, and with over 80% of Americans seeking health information online (Eckler et al., 2010), the impacts of social media and mobile technologies on health cannot be ignored.

Target Audience: The target audience of this book will be composed of professionals and researchers working in the field of health informatics and its related disciplines, e.g., medical and biomedical informatics, computing science, computer engineering, health sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, communication sciences, administrative sciences and management, education, adult education, and information technology. Moreover, the book will provide insights and support students, clinicians, academics, and practitioners to understand the role of mobile health and social media in healthcare.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) to Dr. Mowafa Househ, College of Public Health and Health Informatics, KSAU-HS, NGHA, Saudi Arabia. E-mail: househmo[at]

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