Designing Medical Informatics Research and Library--Resource Projects to Increase What Is Learned Academic Article uri icon

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  • Careful study of medical informatics research and library-resource projects is necessary to increase the productivity of the research and development enterprise. Medical informatics research projects can present unique problems with respect to evaluation. It is not always possible to adapt directly the evaluation methods that are commonly employed in the natural and social sciences. Problems in evaluating medical informatics projects may be overcome by formulating system development work in terms of a testable hypothesis; subdividing complex projects into modules, each of which can be developed, tested and evaluated rigorously; and utilizing qualitative studies in situations where more definitive quantitative studies are impractical.


  • Stead, WW
  • Haynes, Robert Brian
  • Fuller, S
  • Friedman, CP
  • Travis, LE
  • Beck, JR
  • Fenichel, CH
  • Chandrasekaran, B
  • Buchanan, BG
  • Abola, EE
  • Sievert, MC
  • Gardner, RM
  • Messerle, J
  • Jaffe, CC
  • Pearson, WR
  • Abarbanel, RM

publication date

  • January 1, 1994