Steps in moving evidence-based health informatics from theory to practice

Michael Rigby*, Farah Magrabi, Philip Scott, Persephone Doupi, Hannele Hypponen, Elske Ammenwerth

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Abstract

Objectives: To demonstrate and promote the importance of applying a scientific process to health IT design and implementation, and of basing this on research principles and techniques. Methods: A review by international experts linked to the IMIA Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development. Results: Four approaches are presented, linking to the creation of national professional expectations, adherence to research-based standards, quality assurance approaches to ensure safety, and scientific measurement of impact. Conclusions: Solely marketing- and aspiration-based approaches to health informatics applications are no longer ethical or acceptable when scientifically grounded evidence-based approaches are available and in use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalHealthcare Informatics Research
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016

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