Reflecting and looking to the future: what is the research agenda for theory in health informatics?

Philip Scott, Nicolette de Keizer, Andrew Georgiou

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Abstract

In this chapter, we reflect on the aim and objectives of the textbook and address known gaps in our theory coverage. We reinforce the importance of theory in health informatics and review the varying disciplinary origins of the theories considered in the book. We discuss the question of what makes a good theory and how to know which one is relevant for a given study. We recognize the limitations of the body of theory that we have presented and suggest what might be regarded as “native” theory that is original to health informatics. Finally, we propose topics to form a research agenda for theory in health informatics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Interdisciplinary Theory in Health Informatics
EditorsPhilip Scott, Nicolette de Keizer, Andrew Georgiou
PublisherIOS Press
Pages205-218
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-991-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-990-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Volume263
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

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