Health Information Technology Evaluation Handbook: From Meaningful Use to Meaningful Outcome

Vitaly Herasevich, MD, PhD, MSc, Brian W. Pickering, MD, MSc

October 19, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 212 Pages - 37 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498766470 - CAT# K29144
Series: HIMSS Book Series


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  • Covers key domains of HIT evaluation; study structure and design; measurement fundamentals, results analysis, communicating results, guidelines development and reference standards
  • Provides a review of study methodologies and approaches that can be used in HIT evaluation
  • Includes basic statistical methods, commonly used tools, and sample size calculations
  • Discusses health economic basics and the main types of cost analysis applied to HIT
  • Describes clinically oriented outcomes of interest and methods for data collection in evaluation studies


Governments and clinical providers are investing billions of dollars in health information technologies. This is being done with the expectation that HIT adoption will translate into healthier patients experiencing better care at lower cost. As the first wave of adoption comes to an end, stakeholders are ready to evaluate the results of their investment and make decisions about future directions. As a result, structured evaluations of a projects impact are an essential element of the justification for investment in HIT. This book provides an easy-to-read reference outlining the basic concepts, theory, and methods required to perform a systematic evaluation of HIT.


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