Information Technology in Healthcare
As information technologies continue to migrate into all aspects of our life, healthcare society is also inevitably affected. Due to the natural importance of healthcare systems, understanding how IT can help improve the current healthcare industry becomes increasingly critical. This track intends to provide an information exchange platform for researchers and practitioners in the fields of healthcare and information systems. We welcome discussions of the adoption, migration, and utilization of information systems and technology in the healthcare field. Specifically we are interested to discuss how big data, data analytics, social media, mobile devices, and other information technology help shape the modern healthcare systems and society. We are also soliciting research submissions related to security and privacy challenges, system design and implementation, smart hospital, and senior citizen's healthcare management, etc. We particularly embrace the participation of healthcare practitioners. Their practical point of view will generate interesting and prospective sparks to all participants of this track.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Big-Data and Analytics in Healthcare
Emerging Trends in Health Information Technology
Global Health Information Technology Strategies
Healthcare Systems Design and Implementation
Information Technology Adoption, Diffusion, and Evaluation in Healthcare
Mobile Apps and Wearables for Healthcare Management and Analysis
Personal Health Management and Technologies
Security and Privacy Challenges for Healthcare
Seniors' Adoption of Health Information Technology
Smart Hospitals and Smart Healthcare Systems
Social Media and Healthcare Technology


Track Co-Chairs:
1. Dr. James Ma, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA,
2. Dr. Zhidong Cao, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China,