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A multi-method approach to evaluate health information systems
Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)
  • Ping Yu, University of Wollongong
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Yu, P. (2010). A multi-method approach to evaluate health information systems. World Congress on Medical Informatics (pp. 1231-1235). Amsterdam: IOS Press.

Systematic evaluation of the introduction and impact of health information systems (HIS) is a challenging task. As the implementation is a dynamic process, with diverse issues emerge at various stages of system introduction, it is challenge to weigh the contribution of various factors and differentiate the critical ones. A conceptual framework will be helpful in guiding the evaluation effort; otherwise data collection may not be comprehensive and accurate. This may again lead to inadequate interpretation of the phenomena under study. Based on comprehensive literature research and own practice of evaluating health information systems, the author proposes a multimethod approach that incorporates both quantitative and qualitative measurement and centered around DeLone and McLean Information System Success Model. This approach aims to quantify the performance of HIS and its impact, and provide comprehensive and accurate explanations about the casual relationships of the different factors. This approach will provide decision makers with accurate and actionable information for improving the performance of the introduced HIS.
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Ping Yu. "A multi-method approach to evaluate health information systems" (2010) p. 1231 - 1235
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