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International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare (IJRQEH)

International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare (IJRQEH)

Editor-in-Chief: Anastasius Moumtzoglou (Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in Healthcare and P. & A. Kyriakou Children's Hospital, Greece)
Indexed In: INSPEC and 12 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2012
ISSN: 2160-9551|EISSN: 2160-956X|DOI: 10.4018/IJRQEH


The International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare (IJRQEH) addresses a variety of issues that relate to the quality and reliability assurance of e-healthcare, patient safety, patient empowerment, and e-medicine. The journal publishes international cutting-edge research and best practices in the field of e-health and quality and reliability assurance. The International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare (IJRQEH) encourages international debate on the theoretical and practical aspects of quality, patient safety, and e-health interaction.

Topics Covered

  • Benchmarking and e-health
  • Clinical indicators and e-health
  • Conceptual and historical approaches of quality in e-health
  • E-health knowledge management
  • Ethics in e-health
  • Healthcare teams and e-health
  • Leadership in e-health
  • Patient safety in e-health
  • Public e-health informatics
  • Quality and information technology
  • Quality and reliability aspects in evidence based e-medicine
  • Quality and reliability assurance in mobile health and personalized health systems
  • Quality and reliability assurance of main telemedicine applications
  • Quality and reliability for consumer health informatics
  • Quality and reliability in e-health grids
  • Quality assurance in e-health
  • Quality education in e-health
  • Reliability assurance in e-health

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare (IJRQEH) is to facilitate a detailed analysis of the e-health and quality interaction. As e-health embodies new electronic technologies, web-based transactions and advanced networks, a fundamental rethinking of healthcare processes is necessary. In that aim, the International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare (IJRQEH) seeks to reveal, understand, model, and implement appropriate reliability and quality interventions, leading to quality assurance and improvement in e-healthcare.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Volume 9: 4 Issues (2020): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2019): 3 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2018)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2017)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2016)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2012)
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Reviews and Testimonials

The transition from concepts of health care quality measurement to their global operationalization is echoed in numerous journals where the appropriateness of care and the efficiency of its production are of essential focus. While our understanding of quality is widespread, the challenges remain for the systematic and reliable measurement, analysis, and use of findings toward performance improvement. The efficient production of services with desirable outcomes requires a multi-dimensional systems' approach, and a demonstration of intended outcomes. The International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare provides an original and unique forum where knowledge from various disciplines is synthesized and shared for improving the appropriateness and safety of health care. Indeed, the Journal thoughtfully merges and intersects knowledge from clinical medicine, public health, economics, sociology and informatics addressing issues relevant to most healthcare professionals. The vision of the Journal is timely, its multi-disciplinary approach most needed, and the scholarly content immediately amenable to applied research, practice and policy.

– Vahé A. Kazandjian, ARALEZ HEALTH LLC, and The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Anastasius Moumtzoglou, Ph.D., is an Executive Board Member of the European Society for Quality in HealthCare (ESQH), and President of the Hellenic Society for Quality & Safety in HealthCare (HSQSH). He holds B.A in Economics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), MA in Health Services Management (National School of Public Health), MA in Macroeconomics (The University of Liverpool), and Ph.D. in Economics (National & Kapodistrian University of Athens), He works for 'P. & A. Kyriakou' Children's Hospital and teaches the module of quality at the graduate and postgraduate level. He has written three books, which are the only ones in the Greek references. He has also served as a scientific coordinator and researcher in Greek and European research programs. In 2004, he was declared “Person of Quality in Healthcare”, with respect to Greece. His research interests include healthcare management, quality, knowledge management, pensions, and the dualism of the labor market.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Ales Bourek, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Susan Frampton, Planetree, United States
Kijpokin Kasemsap, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand
vahe kazandjian, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Dimitris Koutsouris, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
John Mantas, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Associate Editors
Antonio Balloni, Centro de Tecnologia da Informação Renato Archer, Brazil ORCID
Petre Iltchev, Medical University of Lodz, Poland
José Machado, University of Minho, Portugal ORCID
Donald Malanga, University of Livingstonia, Malawi, Malawi ORCID
Ricardo Martinho, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Bibiana Metelmann, Greifswald University, Germany ORCID
Abraham Pouliakis, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece ORCID
Editorial Review Board
Alaaddin Al-Shidaifat, Inje University, Korea, Republic Of ORCID
Hakan Altinpulluk, Anadolu University, Turkey ORCID
Ioannis Apostolakis, National School of Public Health, Greece
Ahmad Taher Azar, Prince Sultan University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Benha University, Egypt, Egypt ORCID
František Babič, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia
Kwok Tai Chui, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Susan Frampton, Planetree, United States
Güney Gürsel, Ufuk Üniversity, Turkey ORCID
Ellen Jaatun, St. Olav University Hospital / Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Dimitrios Katehakis, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Greece ORCID
Andreas Kliem, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Konstantinos Koumaditis, Aarhus University, Denmark
Solvejg Kristensen, European Society for Quality in Healthcare, Office for Quality Indicators, Denmark
Yang Li, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Víctor López Ruiz, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
Christos Makris, University of Patras, Greece
David Mendes, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Camilla Metelmann, Greifswald University, Germany ORCID
Jose Joaquin Mira, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Yvonne OConnor, University College Cork, Ireland
Bhushan Patil, Mumbai University, India ORCID
Prantosh Kumar Paul, Raiganj University, India
Anand Pillai, Dundee Medical School, United Kingdom
Irene Pimenta Rodrigues, Universidade de Évora, Portugal
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Archondakis Stavros, General Military Hospital of Athens, Greece ORCID
João Paulo Teixeira, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal
Eleftherios Vavoulidis, Medical School Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece ORCID
Stelios Zimeras, University of the Aegean, Greece


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