The birth of medical informatics as a discipline in its own right, coupled with the move to a more evidence-based clinical practice plus the advent of the Internet, may transform the face of modern medicine in the coming years. The explosive growth of the Internet, in itself a global phenomenon, may provide evidence-based practice some of the key tools it needs to achieve its aims. Together they could combine to bring about the first generation of truly ubiquitous clinical information tools. Having made that critical first step into the everyday routine of clinicians, medical informatics will become increasingly important, transforming from the highly technical and specialized field it is today, into being one of the central disciplines of clinical medicine.
|Place of Publication||Palo Alto, CA|
|Publisher||Hwelett Packard Lab Technical Publ Dept|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1996|