Information technology support of clinical research: An introduction

Harold P. Lehmann, Edward H. Shortliffe

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The role of information technology (IT) supports in the field of biomedical research was discussed. It was observed that Information Technology has the potential to make fundamental changes in biomedical research and clinical practise. IT support of basic science and clinical research were in the process of shifting from a craft-oriented venture focused on individual functions and systems to a whole-systems-oriented enterprise that dealt with the entire research process. The informatics support of clinical research were found to be helpful and could even alter the very nature of research and scientific interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-419
Number of pages5
JournalInformation Systems Frontiers
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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