Differentiate the process of evaluating health information technology systems from other types of evaluation in health care.

  • Differentiate the process of evaluating health information technology systems from other types of evaluation in health care. What specific strategies might you employ for an information system evaluation? What factors might you examine to judge the system’s effectiveness?
  • Assess the main challenges of designing a successful information system evaluation.

 

Required Readings

Course Text: American Nurses Association. (2008). Nursing informatics: Scope and standards of practice. Silver Spring, MD: Author.
“Standard 6. Evaluation” (p. 78)
This standard outlines nursing competencies for evaluating informatics systems.

Nahm, E., Vaydia, V., Ho, D., Scharf, B., & Seagull, J. (2007). Outcomes assessment of clinical information system implementation: A practical guide. Nursing Outlook, 55(6), 282-288. e2.

The authors of this article use their background in informatics and scholarly research to provide an overview of system evaluations for frontline clinicians.

Rahimi, B., & Vimarlund, V. (2007). Methods to evaluate health information systems in healthcare settings: A literature review. Journal of Medical Systems, 31(5), 397- 432.

A detailed analysis of recent HIT literature reviews is presented in this article. Common facets of the evaluation process and end benefits of the overall HIT system are also synthesized.

Wyatt, J. (2010). Assessing and improving evidence based health informatics research. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 151, 435-445

The findings in this article provide HIT researchers with impacting factors and suggested criteria to help with the development of research questions, methods, and study designs.

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.himss.org

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) organization is dedicated to providing global leadership in the use of information technology. Use their website to explore how HIMSS is transforming health care through research, collaboration, and professional developments.

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