Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics, Second Edition is a heavily updated and revised volume based on editors Friedman and Wyatt's successful first edition. This book incorporates the solid foundation of evaluation theories, methods, and techniques laid out in the first edition, and builds on it to include case studies from real world situations. Designed as a guide for both the informatics novice and the seasoned professional seeking a comprehensive resource, this book explores information systems evaluation from the ground up. Critique and disscussion of actual evaluation efforts will guide the reader through real world application of the techniques described.
Just like its first edition, this volume is an unparalled reference for a broad range of health information professionals. From those in training for careers in informatics to on-site medical information systems staff, Evaluation Methods in Medical Informatics, Second Edition is an invaluable guide to successful evaluation of information technology in health care.
Charles P. Friedman is the Josiah Macy Jr. Professor of Medical Education and Chair of the Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. Throughout his career, Dr. Friedman’s primary academic interests have intertwined biomedical and health informatics with the processes of education and learning. He has taught evaluation methods to students and professionals for 40 years and has designed and conducted numerous evaluation studies.
Jeremy C. Wyatt is Professor of Digital Healthcare at the University of Southampton and an eminent medical informatician. In recent years he was responsible for developing a new program of digital healthcare research and for coordinating the activities of the Wessex Institute of Health Research. He has taught evaluation methods to Master & PhD students in London, Dundee and Leeds Universities and has published over 100 articles on evaluation methods in biomedical and health informatics.
Joan S. Ash is a Professor in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, USA. Her study team has evaluated the implementation of clinical systems at over 50 hospitals and outpatient settings across the US, primarily using applied ethnographic approaches. She has developed and taught courses and workshops in qualitative methods across the US and internationally.