Our new article has been accepted in iScience:
Hauschild AC, Eick L, Wienbeck J, Heider D: Fostering reproducibility, reusability, and technology transfer in health informatics. iScience 2021, 24(7): 102803. (Link)
Computational methods can transform healthcare. In particular, health informatics with artificial intelligence has shown tremendous potential when applied in various fields of medical research and has opened a new era for precision medicine. The development of reusable biomedical software for research or clinical practice is time-consuming and requires rigorous compliance with quality requirements as defined by international standards.
However, research projects rarely implement such measures, hindering smooth technology transfer into the research community or manufacturers as well as reproducibility and reusability.
Here, we present a guideline for quality management systems (QMS) for academic organizations incorporating the essential components while confining the requirements to an easily manageable effort. It provides a starting point to implement a QMS tailored to specific needs effortlessly and greatly facilitates technology transfer in a controlled manner, thereby supporting reproducibility and reusability.
Ultimately, the emerging standardized workflows can pave the way for an accelerated deployment in clinical practice.