Why evidence-based health informatics should have theoretical foundations: exploring the implications for policy and evaluation

Philip James Scott, Nicolette de Keizer, Andrew Georgiou, Hannele Hyppönen, Catherine Craven, Michael Rigby

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Abstract

There is growing recognition that health informatics should be an evidence-based discipline. We propose that a truly evidence-based field should also have sound theoretical foundations. In this workshop, jointly organized by the EFMI Working Group on Health IT Evaluation and the IMIA Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development, we will explore the implications for policy makers and evaluators. Speakers will illustrate potential theoretical approaches in policy design and programme evaluation. Participants will work in groups to debate the areas where theoretical work is most useful. We aim to identify priority areas for further work to strengthen the theoretical foundations of health informatics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
EventMedinfo 2015 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
Duration: 19 Aug 201523 Aug 2015

Conference

ConferenceMedinfo 2015
Country/TerritoryBrazil
CitySao Paulo
Period19/08/1523/08/15

Keywords

  • Theory
  • evaluation
  • Health informatics
  • Evidence
  • policy

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