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Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics

  • Charles P. Friedman
  • Jeremy C. Wyatt

Part of the Computers and Medicine book series (C+M)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Charles P. Friedman, Jeremy C. Wyatt
    Pages 1-15
  3. Charles P. Friedman, Jeremy C. Wyatt
    Pages 17-39
  4. Charles P. Friedman, Jeremy C. Wyatt
    Pages 41-64
  5. Charles P. Friedman, Jeremy C. Wyatt
    Pages 65-88
  6. Charles P. Friedman, Jeremy C. Wyatt
    Pages 89-117
  7. Charles P. Friedman, Jeremy C. Wyatt
    Pages 119-154
  8. Charles P. Friedman, Jeremy C. Wyatt
    Pages 155-203
  9. Charles P. Friedman, Jeremy C. Wyatt
    Pages 205-221
  10. Allen C. Smith III
    Pages 223-253
  11. Charles P. Friedman, Jeremy C. Wyatt
    Pages 281-296
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 297-311

About this book

Introduction

As director of a training program in medical informatics, I have found that one of the most frequent inquiries from graduate students is, "Although I am happy with my research focus and the work I have done, how can I design and carry out a practical evaluation that proves the value of my contribution?" Informatics is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary field with research that ranges from theoretical developments to projects that are highly applied and intended for near-term use in clinical settings. The implications of "proving" a research claim accordingly vary greatly depending on the details of an individual student's goals and thesis state­ ment. Furthermore, the dissertation work leading up to an evaluation plan is often so time-consuming and arduous that attempting the "perfect" evaluation is fre­ quently seen as impractical or as diverting students from central programming or implementation issues that are their primary areas of interest. They often ask what compromises are possible so they can provide persuasive data in support of their claims without adding another two to three years to their graduate student life. Our students clearly needed help in dealing more effectively with such dilem­ mas, and it was therefore fortuitous when, in the autumn of 1991, we welcomed two superb visiting professors to our laboratories.

Keywords

Medical Informatics basics care ethics evaluation health health care organizations training

Authors and affiliations

  • Charles P. Friedman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jeremy C. Wyatt
    • 3
  1. 1.University of North CarolinaPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Center for Biomedical InformaticsUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Imperial Cancer Research FundLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2685-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-2687-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2685-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1909
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