Sustainable Health Informatics

Health Informaticians as Alchemists

Christian Nøhr, Craig E Kuziemsky, Peter L Elkin, Romaric Marcilly, Sylvia Pelayo

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Abstract

The digital transformation of health care delivery remains an elusive work in progress. Contextual variation continues to be a significant barrier to the development of sustainable health information systems. In this paper we characterize health informaticians as modern alchemists and use this characterization to describe informatics progress in addressing four key healthcare challenges. We highlight the need for informaticians to be diligent and loyal to basic methodological principles while also appreciating the role that contextual variation plays in informatics research. We also emphasize that meaningful health systems transformation takes time. The insight presented in this paper helps informaticians in our quest to develop sustainable health information systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContext Sensitive Health Informatics: Sustainability in Dynamic Ecosystems.
EditorsRomaric Marcelly, Craig Kuziemsky, Christian Nøhr, Sylvia Palayo
Number of pages9
Volume265
PublisherIOS Press
Publication date9. Aug 2019
Pages3-11
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9. Aug 2019
SeriesStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
ISSN0926-9630

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Keywords

  • Context
  • Decision support
  • Health informatics
  • Ontologies
  • Sustainability
  • Usability
  • Work practice
  • standards

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Nøhr, C., Kuziemsky, C. E., Elkin, P. L., Marcilly, R., & Pelayo, S. (2019). Sustainable Health Informatics: Health Informaticians as Alchemists. In R. Marcelly, C. Kuziemsky, C. Nøhr, & S. Palayo (Eds.), Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Sustainability in Dynamic Ecosystems. (Vol. 265, pp. 3-11). IOS Press. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI190129
Nøhr, Christian ; Kuziemsky, Craig E ; Elkin, Peter L ; Marcilly, Romaric ; Pelayo, Sylvia. / Sustainable Health Informatics : Health Informaticians as Alchemists. Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Sustainability in Dynamic Ecosystems.. editor / Romaric Marcelly ; Craig Kuziemsky ; Christian Nøhr ; Sylvia Palayo. Vol. 265 IOS Press, 2019. pp. 3-11 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).
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Nøhr, C, Kuziemsky, CE, Elkin, PL, Marcilly, R & Pelayo, S 2019, Sustainable Health Informatics: Health Informaticians as Alchemists. in R Marcelly, C Kuziemsky, C Nøhr & S Palayo (eds), Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Sustainability in Dynamic Ecosystems.. vol. 265, IOS Press, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, pp. 3-11. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI190129

Sustainable Health Informatics : Health Informaticians as Alchemists. / Nøhr, Christian; Kuziemsky, Craig E; Elkin, Peter L; Marcilly, Romaric; Pelayo, Sylvia.

Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Sustainability in Dynamic Ecosystems.. ed. / Romaric Marcelly; Craig Kuziemsky; Christian Nøhr; Sylvia Palayo. Vol. 265 IOS Press, 2019. p. 3-11 (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics).

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Nøhr C, Kuziemsky CE, Elkin PL, Marcilly R, Pelayo S. Sustainable Health Informatics: Health Informaticians as Alchemists. In Marcelly R, Kuziemsky C, Nøhr C, Palayo S, editors, Context Sensitive Health Informatics: Sustainability in Dynamic Ecosystems.. Vol. 265. IOS Press. 2019. p. 3-11. (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics). https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI190129