Reflections on the Yearbook from the 1990’s to the Present
20 May 2016
06 March 2018 (online)
The authors highlight IMIA’s progress over the past twenty years as a key bridging organization that translates health informatics theory into practice. In contrast, they describe that electronic health record (EHR) systems built in the 20th Century are not meeting the needs of clinical users. Moreover, these EHRs are not architected to keep pace with the rapid changes in the evolving health ecosystem. They conclude that 21st Century health IT systems need to be architected into an ecosystem-wide suite of interacting complex adaptive systems that support individuals, clinicians, managers and policy-makers with the high value/high usability computing paradigm that dominates the Internet today.
- 1 Silva JS, and Ball MJ. Chapter title“ Engineering the Next Generation of Health Systems” in Health-care Information Management Systems. 4th Ed. London: Springer-Verlag; pp 461-476 October 2015