Good Medicine and Good Healthcare Demand Good Information (Systems)

Methods Inf Med. 2015;54(5):385-7. doi: 10.3414/ME15-05-1001. Epub 2015 Sep 17.


The demand for evidence-based health informatics and benchmarking of 'good' information systems in health care gives an opportunity to continue reporting on recent papers in the German journal GMS Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (MIBE) here. The publications in focus deal with a comparison of benchmarking initiatives in German-speaking countries, use of communication standards in telemonitoring scenarios, the estimation of national cancer incidence rates and modifications of parametric tests. Furthermore papers in this issue of MIM are introduced which originally have been presented at the Annual Conference of the German Society of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology. They deal as well with evidence and evaluation of 'good' information systems but also with data harmonization, surveillance in obstetrics, adaptive designs and parametrical testing in statistical analysis, patient registries and signal processing.

Keywords: Medical informatics; epidemiology; medical documentation; medical statistics.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Introductory Journal Article

MeSH terms

  • Delivery of Health Care / standards*
  • Delivery of Health Care / trends*
  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Germany
  • Health Information Systems / standards*
  • Health Information Systems / trends*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / standards*
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care / trends*