The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA, founding Editor-in-Chief of ASCO's new journal, JCO Clinical Cancer Informatics (JCO CCI), invite you to submit your next article to JCO CCI.
As defined by the American Medical Informatics Association, "biomedical informatics (BMI) is the interdisciplinary field that studies and pursues the effective uses of biomedical data, information, and knowledge for scientific inquiry, problem solving, and decision making, motivated by efforts to improve human health."
JCO CCI will offer a unique opportunity to have your informatics research make an impact on cancer care delivery and research via the unparalleled reach and reputation of ASCO. As a member benefit, nearly 40,000 of ASCO's members worldwide will have access to JCO CCI. Articles published in JCO CCI will also be promoted via ASCO member publications, communications, and social media ensuring maximum exposure for your research.
JCO CCI will be an interdisciplinary and borderless journal publishing clinically relevant research based on biomedical informatics methods and processes applied to cancer-related data, information, and images.
In addition to original research, JCO CCI will publish reviews, editorials, and commentaries, reporting on biomedical informatics studies relevant to cancer treatment, care delivery, outcomes, and prevention. The publication also seeks papers that advance the development, interpretation, and clinical application of cancer informatics research. The first issue of the journal is scheduled to be published in the Fall of 2016.
Article types that will be considered for publication include original reports, review articles, commentaries, correspondence/replies, special articles, and editorials.
Dr Patt, who specializes in medical oncology and hematology, is Vice President of Texas Oncology and Medical Director of Outcomes Research and the Pathways Task Force for The US Oncology Network. She was formerly Medical Director of Healthcare Informatics for McKesson Specialty Health. Her primary research interests are in health services research, health economics outcomes research, and health policy. Her subject-matter expertise in the field of clinical informatics was most recently showcased at the national level when she presented on "Using Electronic Health Records to Improve the Quality of Cancer Care" at the Value-Based Oncology Management workshop in October 2015.
"I am very excited to lead this new journal and develop it into a world-class platform for research and ideas that can advance the field of clinical informatics," Dr Patt said. "It's a thrilling time to be in this field, since its influence and potential are increasing exponentially as biomedical informatics becomes more integrated into all aspects of health care. Understanding this growing wealth of informatics capabilities and applying them to patient care in oncology is something that will help us all improve oncology care."