Evaluation of clinical information systems. What can be evaluated and what cannot?

@article{Brkle2001EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of clinical information systems. What can be evaluated and what cannot?},
  author={Thomas B{\"u}rkle and Elske Ammenwerth and H. U. Prokosch and Joachim Dudeck},
  journal={Journal of evaluation in clinical practice},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={373-85}
}
The evaluation of clinical information systems is essential as they are increasingly used in clinical routine and may even influence patient outcome on the basis of reminder functions and decision support. Therefore we try to answer three questions in this paper: what to evaluate; how to evaluate; how to interpret the results. Those key questions lead to the discussion of goals, methods and results of evaluation studies in a common context. We will compare the objectivist and the subjectivist… CONTINUE READING