Rigby, M and Ammenwerth, E (2016) The Need for Evidence in Health Informatics. In: Evidence-Based Health Informatics. IOS Press, 3 - 13.

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While the use of health IT applications has increased rapidly over past decades, this does not compare strongly with other business sectors. Both reluctance to invest in, and lack of demand to use IT systems may in part be due to lack of robust evidence as to proven benefits. At the same time, the health IT sector has lagged behind other health technology areas in working to, and being expected to work to, robust evidence standards showing benefit and also avoidance of harm. Exacerbating this, limited availability of evidence has perpetuated this misplaced comfort in use of aspiration and expectation rather than evidence in driving investment in health IT applications. Reference back to the core principles drawn from influential thinkers shows the essential centrality of the need for evidence of safety and effectiveness, and for its use relevantly related to context.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © IOS Press. The final published version of, "The Need for Evidence in Health Informatics", can be found at: http://ebooks.iospress.nl/publication/42811
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Keele Management School
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2017 10:59
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2017 10:59
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/2709

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