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