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Stuart William Ferguson, PhD: Why Games for Health: Research, Development, and Clinical Applications Now?

Abstract

The nature of health care services is on the verge of irreversible change! Technology is changing the doctor-patient relationship in every aspect from records management to symptom assessment to the delivery of preventive and corrective procedures.

Although health games and related research have been around for several years, they had not achieved the “tipping point” where their value and impact were understood and broadly utilized.  As the leading publisher of health-related peer review journals, it is the mission of Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers to be aware of such new developments and, when the time is right, to launch world-class leading-edge journals that share and shape innovative developments.

Bill Ferguson, PHD, editor of G4H, will speak on what has happened and is happening in the field of health games that have brought them to the tipping point – and what that means for researchers, medical professionals, game developers, investors and our general population

Biography

Stuart William Ferguson, PhD is the Commissioning Editor at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers.  His role is to identify emerging health related topics and to launch peer reviewed journals that share and shape developments in the field.

Dr. Ferguson is leading the launch of Games for Health:  Research, Development, And Clinical Applications and its bi-weekly electronic newsletter Games for Health Industry Insider.  These publications are dedicated to sharing and shaping the burgeoning research and development of electronic games for improving human health and well-being.

Bill is the author of five published books and numerous articles on effective executive leadership including The Land of Opportunity – A Culture Parable. A former professor of International Business at Northwood University in West Palm Beach, FL, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (cum laude) from Northwood University, a Masters in Organization Development from Georgia State University, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kennedy Western University.  His dissertation, People Business:  Mergers, Acquisitions, and Organization Cultures was published by McGraw-Hill as Financial Analysis of M&A Integration.

Dr. Ferguson speaks around the world on topics related to creating high performing organizations and the commercialization of new technologies.  He is the editor of Mary Ann Liebert Inc.’s ground-breaking new journal Games for Health:  Research, Development, and Clinical Applications and contributing editor to Sustainability: The Journal of Record.