Journal of Healthcare Engineering

editor-in-chief: Ming Chyu, PhD, PE
published quarterly from 2010 • ISSN 2040 22952015 journal prices/format options


The Journal of Healthcare Engineering is now indexed and abstracted in Thomson Reuter's Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch), MEDLINE and Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition


The Journal of Healthcare Engineering is an international peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research on all aspects of engineering involved in healthcare delivery processes and systems. It provides a vehicle for the exchange of advanced knowledge, emerging technologies and innovative ideas among healthcare engineering researchers, engineers, managers and consultants around the world. The journal encompasses biomedical engineering (devices, equipment, procedures, software), healthcare information technology, distance healthcare, healthcare facilities and infrastructure, healthcare environment management, improvement of healthcare delivery systems, healthcare safety, elderly care, public health and epidemiology, healthcare policy and social issues. Authors are encouraged to submit papers based on analytical, computational, experimental and clinical research, state of the art reviews, conceptual and theoretical developments and designs.


List of topics:

• Biomedical engineering
• Computer-aided medical engineering
• Medical robotics
• Clinical decision support, computer aided diagnosis
• Medical/disease modeling
• Biomechanics
• Biomaterials
• Rehabilitation engineering
• Drug delivery
• Distance healthcare, healthcare telecommunication, telemedicine, teleradiology
• eHealth network
• Digital hospital
• Electronic health record
• Internet virtual hospital
• Home healthcare
• Healthcare information operating systems
• Healthcare database management systems
• Healthcare software management
• Web-based healthcare software systems
• Healthcare facilities and infrastructure
• Healthcare energy systems engineering
• Innovative operating room and patient room design
• Healthcare support service engineering
• Ergonomics and design, environmental ergonomics
• Healthcare environmental engineering, clinical environmental management
• Infection control engineering
• Healthcare waste management
• Improvement of healthcare delivery system (efficiency, effectiveness, productivity, quality, economics, innovation)
• Design and management of healthcare organization
• Healthcare operational measurement, modeling, and simulation
• Integrated healthcare delivery systems
• Healthcare safety, security, reliability, and risk management
• Emergency response engineering
• Disaster management
• Engineering issues in public health and epidemiology
• Engineering and aging (elderly patient service, adaptive equipment, assistive technology)
• Healthcare engineering for long-term care
• Engineering to address health disparities
• Engineering issues in healthcare public policy, insurance, and finance
• Healthcare engineering to address social responsibility and ethics
• Healthcare engineering education


Related books:

Advances in Critical Care Engineering, Ming Chyu (ed), Multi-Science Publishing Company, 2011.

Advances in Electronic Health Records, Ming Chyu (ed), Multi-Science Publishing Company, 2012.

Engineering for Surgery, Ming Chyu (ed), Multi-Science Publishing Company, 2013.


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Journal of Healthcare Engineering editorial board

Ming Chyu, PhD, PE
Founding Coordinator, Healthcare Engineering Graduate Program; Associate Chair and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine; Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Lubbock, Texas 79409-1021, USA. Tel: (806) 742-3563 Ext 230. E-mail:

Associate Editors
Prof. Hojjat Adeli, PhD, Abba G. Lichtenstein Professor, Neuroscience Graduate Studies Program, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Neural Systems, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Prof. Jing Bai, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Clark C. Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director of Surgical Oncology, Director of Stereotactic and Radiosurgery, Director of Neurosurgery Clerkship, Director of Medical Education, Division of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Diego, USA.

Prof. Heng-Shuen Chen, Director, Medical Informatics Program, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Prof. P. John Clarkson, Ph.D.,
Director, Cambridge Engineering Design Centre, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Prof. Claudio Cobelli, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

Prof. Amit Gefen, Ph.D., Director, Musculoskeletal Biomechanical Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dr. Ash M. Genaidy, President, WorldTek Inc., Sycamore Township, Ohio, USA

Prof. Andreas H. Hielscher, Ph.D., Director, Biophotonics & Optical Radiology Laboratory; Director, Small Animal Imaging Shared Resource, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Depts. Biomedical Engineering & Radiology; Columbia University, New York, USA; Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger, Head of the Computer Science 5 (Pattern Recognition), Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

Dr. Roberto Hornero, Head of the Biomedical Engineering Group, E.T.S. Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

Dr. J.S. Katsanis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Prof. Eva K. Lee, Director, Center for Operations Research in Medicine and HealthCare, School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Co-Director, National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Health Organization Transformation; Co-Director, Biomedical Informatics Program, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Winship Cancer Institute, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Prof. Feng-Huei Lin, Director, Division of Medical Engineering, National Health Research Institute, Taiwan; Professor, Institute of Biomed Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; Editor-in-chief, Biomedical Engineering-Application, Basis & Communication (SCI)

Prof. Pradeep Ray, School of Information Systems Technology and Management, University of New South Wales, Australia

Prof. Robert Riener, Head of the Sensory-Motor Systems Lab, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, and University of Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Jiann-Shing Shieh, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Graduate School of Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Yuan Ze University, Chung-Li, Taiwan

Prof. Shusaku Tsumoto, Department of Medical Informatics, School of Medicine, Shimane University, Izumo, Japan

Prof. Toshiyo Tamura, Chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan

Prof. Martin Yarmush, MD, PhD, Helen Andrus Benedict Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Prof. Jiajie Zhang, Doris L. Ross Professor, Associate Dean for Research School of Health Information Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Editorial Board
Prof. Ewart R. Carson, Centre for Health Informatics, City University, London, United Kingdom

Prof. Fok-Ching Chong, Institute of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Prof. Wan-Young Chung, Division of Electronics, Computer and Telecommunication Engineering, Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea

Prof. Dr.-Ing Rüdiger Dillmann, Chairman, Institute of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Prof. Manuel Doblaré, Scientific Director of the Networking Centre for Biomedical Research on Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine (CIBER-BBN), University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Prof. Jesus Favela, Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada (CICESE), Ensenada, Mexico

Dr. Salih Günes, Department of Electrical-Electronics Engineering, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

Prof. Susan C. Hagness, Philip D. Reed Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Prof. Neville Hogan, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Director, Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Prof. Ben-Tzion Karsh, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Prof. Elizabeth A. Krupinski, Department of Radiology & Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Prof. Gladius Lewis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Prof. Derek A Linkens, Emeritus Professor, Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Prof. Nigel H. Lovell, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Prof. Henning Müller, Medical Informatics, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Seong K. Mun, Institute of Advanced Study, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Prof. E.Y. K. Ng, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore

Prof. Keith D. Paulsen, Robert A. Pritzker Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Radiology, Director, Dartmouth Advanced Imaging Center, Hannover, New Hampshire, USA

Prof. Karl Rohr, Head of the Biomedical Computer Vision Group, Department of Bioinformatics & Functional Genomics, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Prof. Georgios Sakas, Head of Cognitive Computing & Medical Imaging Department, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, Darmstadt, Germany

Prof. Mohamad A. Sawan, Canada Research Chair in Smart Medical Devices, Ecole Polytechnique, University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Prof. Mingui Sun, Laboratory for Computational Neuroscience, Departments of Neurosurgery, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Prof. Ioannis G. Tollis, Head of Biomedical Informatics Laboratory, Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, Crete, Greece

Prof. Chan-Hyun Youn, Head of Information and Communications Engineering; Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Head, Lab for Advanced Network and System Architecture, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea

Prof. Yuan-Ting Zhang, Head, Division of Biomedical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Director, Key Lab for Biomedical Informatics and Health Engineering, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

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