Introduction.- Part I: Evaluating Health Care Information Systems: A Multi-Method Approach.- Overview: Theoretical perspectives methodologies for the evaluation of health care information systems.- Qualitative research methods for evaluating computer information systems.- Multiple Perspectives: Evaluating Healthcare Information Systems in Collaborative Environments.- Survey methods for assessing social impacts of computers in health care organizations.- Using the Internet for surveys and research.- Cognitive approaches to evaluation.- Work Sampling.- Social networks and healthcare information systems.- Computer Simulation as an evaluation tool.- Part II: Evaluating Health Care Information Systems: Applications.- Computers in the consulting room: a case study of clinician and patient perspectives.- Introducing physician order entry at a major academic medical center.- Evaluating the capability of information technology to prevent adverse drug events" a computer simulation approach.- Implementing computers in ambulatory care: Implications of physician practice patterns for system design.- Nursing documentation time during implementation of an electronic medical record.- Computer charting: An evaluation of a respiratory care computer system.- Research and evaluation: Future directions.
Innovative 2nd edition, heavily updated and revised from the 1st edition
Introduction to various survey and evaluation methods involving IT systems in the healthcare setting
Critical overview of current research in health and social sciences
Emphasizes multi-method approach to system evaluation
Includes instruments suitable for research and evaluation
Discusses computer programs for data analysis and evaluation resources
Essential reference for anyone involved in planning, developing, implementing, utilizing, evaluating, or studying computer-based health care systems
Evaluating the Organizational Impact of Health Care Information Systems, Second Edition, is heavily updated and revised from its First Edition, which is entitled Evaluating Health Care Information Systems: Methods and Applications. The much-needed Second Edition is a guide for evaluating the organizational impacts of computer systems in health care institutions. It provides a practical guide for determining the appropriate questions to ask based on underlying models of change and the most effective methods available. The material presented is drawn from a variety of social and health science disciplines in order to integrate the study of information system with social science theory and methods. Chapter highlights include Cognitive Approaches to Evaluation, Computer Simulation as an Evaluation Tool, and Research and Evaluation: Future Directions.
The Second Edition is timely since annual investment in information technology by health care organization in the U.S. now exceeds $15 billion. It will prove valuable to physicians, nurses, other health care providers, health care administrators, information systems personnel and consultants who are involved in planning, developing, implementing, utilizing and evaluating computer-based health care systems.