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Some Thought-provoking and Critical Proposals to Encourage Scientific Debate on the Nature of Good Research in Medical Informatics

  title={Some Thought-provoking and Critical Proposals to Encourage Scientific Debate on the Nature of Good Research in Medical Informatics},
  author={Reinhold Haux and Casimir A. Kulikowski and Suzanne Bakken and Simon de Lusignan and Michio Kimura and Sabine Koch and John Mantas and Victor Maojo and Michael Marschollek and Fernando Mart{\'i}n-S{\'a}nchez and Anne Moen and Hyeoun-Ae Park and Indra Neil Sarkar and Tze Yun Leong and Alexa T. McCray},
Background: Medical informatics, or biomedical and health informatics (BMHI), has become an established scientific discipline. In all such disciplines there is a certain inertia to persist in focusing on well-established research areas and to hold on to well-known research methodologies rather than adopting new ones, which may be more appropriate. Objectives: To search for answers to the following questions: What are research fields in informatics, which are not being currently adequately… 
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