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Healthcare Informatics Research (Healthc Inform Res; HIR) is the official journal of the Korean Society of Medical Informatics (KOSMI) founded in 1987, and replaced its predecessor, the Journal of KOSMI (JKOSMI; ISSN: 1225- 8903), in 2010. The journal publishes quarterly peer-reviewed original research articles in English in order to expand its readership globally and reinforce its commitment to the development of healthcare informatics.

The journal aims to promote the fundamental understanding of healthcare informatics and advance knowledge and application systems in healthcare fields. It covers high-quality original research articles, reviews, case reports, and communications in the area of design, development, implementation, and evaluation of information systems in healthcare fields. It also includes health policy, education, managerial and behavioral aspects of healthcare informatics as well as health information infrastructure such as standardization, security, biomedical engineering, and bioinformatics.

All or part of the HIR is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed Central (PMC), Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), Google Scholar, Korea Citation Index (KCI), KoreaMed, Synapse, KoMCI Web, Similarity Check, and Crossref. We are expecting readership, primarily for scholars, researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and students, who are interested in applying information communication technology to healthcare fields. HIR has expanded its readership including, but not limited to, hospital administrators, government officials, and technicians and developers of technology companies. The public will also be get benefit from reading the advancement in the field of healthcare informatics.

  • Journal Impact Factor 2.3
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