Here you can find some major publications of the IMIA or EFMI Working Group or in close cooperation with them.


Ammenwerth E, Rigby M. Evidence-based Health Informatics - Promoting Safety and Efficiency Through Scientific Methods and Ethical Policy. Stud Health Tech Inform. Vol 222. 2016. IOS Press.

Scott P, de Keizer N, Georgiou A. Applied interdisciplinary theory in health informatics: a knowledge base for practitioners, Stud Health Tech Inform. Vol 263. 2019. IOS Press.

Journal papers

Magrabi F, Ammenwerth E, Brender J, de Keizer, N, Hyppönen H, Nykänen P, Rigby M, Scott P, Vehko T, Wong Z, Georgiou A. Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Decision Support: Challenges for Evaluating AI and Practical Implications. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2019; 29(1): 128-34. DOI: 10.1055/s-00034612.

Coiera E, Ammenwerth E, Georgiou A, Magrabi F. Does health informatics have a replication crisis? Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Volume 25, Issue 8, 1 August 2018, Pages 963–968.

Georgiou A, Magrabi F, Hypponen H, Wong ZS, Nykänen P, Scott PJ, Ammenwerth E, Rigby M. The Safe and Effective Use of Shared Data Underpinned by Stakeholder Engagement and Evaluation Practice. A Position Paper from the IMIA Technology Assessment & Quality Development in Health Informatics Working Group. Yearbook of medical informatics. 2018;26(1):59-67.

Scott PJ, Rigby M, Ammenwerth E, Brender McNair J, Georgiou A, Hyppönen H, de Keizer N, Magrabi F, Nykänen P, Gude WT, Hackl W. Evaluation Considerations for Secondary Uses of Clinical Data: Principles for an Evidence-based Approach to Policy and Implementation of Secondary Analysis.Yearb Med Inform 2017 Aug;26(1):59-67

Ammenwerth E, de Keizer N, Brender J, Craven CK, Eisenstein E, Georgiou A, Khairat S, Magrabi F, Nykänen P, Otero P, Rigby M, Scott P, Weir C. Recommendations for Health IT Evaluation Training as a Key Prerequisite to Obtaining Evidence. Poster at the MIE2016/HEC2016 conference, 28.8.-2.9.2016, Munich.

Magrabi F, Ammenwerth E, Hyppönen H, de Keizer N, Nykänen P, Rigby M, Scott P, Talmon J, Georgiou A. Improving Evaluation to Address the Unintended Consequences of Health Information Technology. Yearb Med Inform 2016; 61-69.

Rigby M, Magrabi F, Scott P, Doupi P, Hypponen H, Ammenwerth E. Steps in Moving Evidence-Based Health Informatics from Theory to Practice. Health Informatics Research 2016; 22(4): 255-60.

Ammenwerth E. Evidence-Based Health Informatics: How do we know what we know? Methods Inf Med 2015; 54(4): 298-307.

Rigby M, Georgiou A, Hyppönen H, Ammenwerth E, de Keizer N, Magrabi F, Scott P. Patient Portals as a Means of Information and Communication Technology Support to Patient-Centric Care Coordination - the Missing Evidence and the Challenges of Evaluation. A joint contribution of IMIA WG EVAL and EFMI WG EVAL. Yearb Med Inform 2015;10(1): 148-59.

Scott P. Exploiting the information revolution: call for independent evaluation of the latest English national experiment. Journal of Innovation in Health Informatics 2015; 22 (1).

Ammenwerth E, Nykänen P, Rigby M, de Keizer N. Clinical decision support systems: Need for evidence, need for evaluation. Artif Intell Med 2013; 59(1): 1-3.

Rigby M, Ammenwerth E, Beuscart-Zephir MC, Brender J, Hyppönen H, Melia S, Nykänen P, Talmon J, de Keizer N. Evidence-Based Health Informatics: 10 Years of Efforts to Promote the Principle. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2013; 34-46.

Brender J, Talmon J, de Keizer N, Nykänen P, Rigby M, Ammenwerth E. STARE-HI – Statement on Reporting of Evaluation Studies in Health Informatics Explanation and Elaboration. Appl Clin Inform 2013; 4: 331–58.

Nykänen P, Brender J, Talmon J, de Keizer N, Rigby M, Beuscare-Zephir MC, Ammenwerth E. Guideline for Good Evaluation Practice in Health Informatics (GEP-HI). Int J Med Inform 2011; 80: 815-827

de Keizer NF, Talmon J, Ammenwerth E, Brender J, Rigby M, Nykänen P. Systematic Prioritization of the STARE-HI Reporting Items. An Application to Short Conference Papers on Health Informatics Evaluation. Methods Inf Med. 2011 Mar 4;50(3). Selected as "Best Paper" for the IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2012, Schattauer.

Rigby M, Ammenwerth E, Talmon J, Nykänen P, Brender J, de Keizer N. Health Informatics 3.0 and other Increasingly Dispersed Technologies Require Even Greater Trust: Promoting Safe Evidence-based Health Informatics. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2011. Stuttgart: Schattauer. 105-111.

Talmon J, Ammenwerth E, Brender J, de Keizer N, Nykänen P, Rigby M. STARE-HI - Statement on reporting of evaluation studies in Health Informatics, Int J Med Inform 2009; 78(1): 1-9. Reprinted in: Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2009: 23-31.

de Keizer N, Ammenwerth E. The quality of evidence in health informatics: How did the quality of healthcare IT evaluation publications develop from 1982 to 2005? Int J Med Inform. 2008; 77(1): 41-49.

Ammenwerth E, de Keizer N. A viewpoint on Evidence-based Health Informatics, based on a pilot survey on evaluation studies in health care informatics. JAMIA 2007; 14(3): 368-371.

Ammenwerth E, Talmon J, Ash JS, Bates DW, Beuscart-Zéphir MC, Duhamel A, Elkin PL, Gardner RM, Geissbuhler A. Impact of CPOE on mortality rates--contradictory findings, important messages. Methods Inf Med. 2006;45(6):586-93.

Brender J, Ammenwerth E, Nykänen P, Talmon J. Factors influencing success and failure of health informatics systems--a pilot Delphi study. Methods Inf Med. 2006;45(1):125-36.

Rigby M. Evaluation--the Cinderella science of ICT in health. Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2006: 114-20.

Talmon JL. Evaluation and implementation: a call for action. Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2006:11-5.

Ammenwerth E, de Keizer N. An inventory of evaluation studies of information technology in health care: Trends in evaluation research 1982 - 2002. Methods of Information in Medicine. 2005;44:44-56.

Ammenwerth E, Brender J, Nykänen P, Prokosch H-U, Rigby M, Talmon J, et al. Visions and strategies to improve evaluation of health information systems Reflections and lessons based on the HIS-EVAL workshop in Innsbruck. Int J Med Inf. 2004 Jun 30;73(6):479-91.

Rigby M. Health Informatics as a Tool to Improve Quality in Non-acute Care - New Opportunities and a Matching Need for a New Evaluation Paradigm; International Journal of Medical Informatics, 56, 141-150, 1999.