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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4732


Title: Introduction to CATCH-IT Reports: Critically Appraised Topics in Communication, Health Informatics, and Technology
Authors: Eysenbach, Gunther
Norman, Cameron
Keywords: Editorial
Internet
information storage and retrieval
evidence-based medicine
periodicals
journal club
research methods
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2004
Publisher: Gunther Eysenbach; Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, Toronto, Canada
Citation: Gunther Eysenbach, Cameron Norman. Introduction to CATCH-IT Reports: Critically Appraised Topics in Communication, Health Informatics, and Technology. J Med Internet Res 2004;6(4):e49 <URL: http://www.jmir.org/2004/4/e49/>
Abstract: [This item is a preserved copy and is not necessarily the most recent version. To view the current item, visit http://www.jmir.org/2004/4/e49/ ] : EHealth has developed largely from an interdisciplinary framework and, as such, does not have a “home” discipline. The absence of this home discipline has allowed eHealth research to be published widely in journals ranging from the medical sciences, to engineering, to social science or to business and policy studies. The result of this fragmented, decentralized literature base is that researchers are not always aware of important papers published in other areas and journals. With this issue the Journal of Medical Internet Research is inaugurating a new article category which we call “CATCH-IT Reports” (Critically Appraised Topics in Communication, Health Informatics, and Technology). We hope these reports will draw attention to important work published in other (sometimes obscure) journals, provide a platform for discussion around results and methodological issues in eHealth research, and help to develop a framework for evidence-based eHealth. CATCH-IT Reports arise from “journal club” - like sessions founded in February 2003 at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. We invite other research institutions to create similar journal clubs and to write up and submit to this journal critiques in the form of CATCH-IT Reports.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4732
ISSN: 1438-8871
Other Identifiers: doi:10.2196/jmir.6.4.e49
Rights: Copyright (cc) Retained by author(s) under a Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
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