Broadening our approach to evaluating medical information systems.

  title={Broadening our approach to evaluating medical information systems.},
  author={Diana E. Forsythe and Bruce G. Buchanan},
  journal={Proceedings. Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care},
Evaluation in medical informatics tends to follow the paradigm of controlled clinical trials. This model carries with it a number of assumptions whose implications for medical informatics deserve examination. In this paper, we describe the conventional wisdom on evaluation, pointing out some of its underlying assumptions and suggesting that these assumptions are problematic when applied to some aspects of evaluation. In particular, we believe that these assumptions contribute to the problem of… CONTINUE READING

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