Methods to evaluate health information systems

Yu, Ping and Yu, Hui and Soar, Jeffrey (2011) Methods to evaluate health information systems. Journal of Medical Informatics, 32 (2). pp. 15-21. ISSN 1673-6036


Although health information systems (HIS) hold the promise of improving patient safety, healthcare quality and efficiency, how do we know whether a particular HIS introduced into a health care organization meets the above expectations? Without evaluating the processes and outcomes of HIS introduction, it is impossible to validate whether the system's promised outcomes have been achieved. Therefore, an important area of health informatics research is to evaluate the processes and outcomes of introducing HIS in health care organizations.
A lack of unified methods and approaches for evaluating HIS has been a long-standing challenge for health informatics researchers. To draw the attention of health informatics researchers in China to the importance of systematic, rigorous evaluation for the successful introduction of HIS into health care organizations, this paper discusses various methods and approaches to evaluating HIS and suggests a holistic, multi-method approach to HIS evaluation..

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2012 03:03
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2014 22:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: evaluation; multiple methods; quantitative methods; anthropological research methods; health information system; implementation
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920299 Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified

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