Viewpoint: An Informatics Infrastructure Is Essential for Evidence-based Practice

@article{Bakken2001ViewpointAI,
  title={Viewpoint: An Informatics Infrastructure Is Essential for Evidence-based Practice},
  author={Suzanne Bakken},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={199-201}
}
The contention of the author is that an informatics infrastructure is essential for evidenced-based practice. Five building blocks of an informatics infrastructure for evidence-based practice are proposed: 1) standardized terminologies and structures, 2) digital sources of evidence, 3) standards that facilitate health care data exchange among heterogeneous systems, 4) informatics processes that support the acquisition and application of evidence to a specific clinical situation, and 5… CONTINUE READING