HICSS Minitrack

The Future Blood Testing Network Team are running a Mini-Track at the HICSS Conference in Hawaii, 3-6th January 2023.

Details of our track on Digitally-Enabled Blood Testing in Healthcare can be found here: https://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-56/information-technology-in-healthcare/#digitally-enabled-blood-testing-in-healthcare-minitrack

We invite you to submit papers to our minitrack, the deadline is 15th June. Submission details and author instructions can be found here: https://hicss.hawaii.edu/authors/

Key Dates:

  • 15th April – Paper submission system reopened for HICSS-56
  • 15th June – Papers due
  • 17th August – Notification of acceptance/rejection
  • 4th September – Deadline for authors whose papers are conditionally accepted to submit a revised manuscript
  • 22nd September – Deadline for authors to submit final Manuscript for publication
  • 1st October – Deadline for at least one author of each paper to register for the conference

Details: Blood testing is one of the most common medical tests to assess various aspects of a person’s health status, informing approximately 70 percent of medical decisions. There are more than 100 types of blood tests available [1] and there is an extremely high demand for laboratory-based blood tests, which gets further overwhelming during the pandemic [2]. Analysis suggests an important role for digitally-enabled remote blood monitoring that would enable patients and health professionals to carry out their own tests remotely, greatly benefiting patients and speeding up decision making [3]. The future of blood testing will lead to new digital health systems to achieve remote, inclusive, rapid, affordable and personalized blood monitoring.

The minitrack will consider both research in progress and completed working papers in the related topics. We have identified the following groups and topics but not limited to:

Why” digitally-enabled blood testing: current gaps in blood testing and how it can improve or leapfrog

  •  Unmet needs in health and wellbeing, healthcare and quality, efficiency and cost-saving
  •  Review of current healthcare practice, gaps and opportunities of diagnostic testing and monitoring
  •  Review of existing technologies, gaps and opportunities for digitally-enabled blood testing

“What” enables digitally-enabled blood testing, and “How” to achieve this responsibly in healthcare

  •  Affordable and portable blood remote monitoring devices
  •  Mobile health and ICT for connected diagnostics
  •  Privacy and security in remote blood monitoring
  •  Decentralized blood testing and monitoring
  •  Federated learning and edge computing for remote blood monitoring and analysis
  •  Digital pathology
  •  AI and machine learning-based testing analysis
  •  Diagnostic testing automation and robotics
  •  Personalized analytics using longitudinal blood monitoring data
  •  Multimodal testing, monitoring and health record data processing and decision support
  •  Public perceptions, trustworthiness and regulations of remote blood monitoring
  •  Interoperability and standards for data connectivity between point of blood testing/monitoring and hospitals systems
  •  Adoption, user acceptance, human, organization and policy factors

Healthcare applications of digitally-enabled blood testing today and future in the following areas but not limited to:

  • Prevention, early detection, improved diagnostics, treatment monitoring and personalization
  •  Efficiency improvement and capacity augmentation
  •  Chronic disease management and self-care and self-management
  •  Clinical research and clinical trials
  •  Evaluation of early adoptions