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How to teach health IT evaluation: recommendations for health IT evaluation courses

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  • Elske Ammenwerth
  • Nicolette de Keizer
  • Jytte Brender McNair
  • Catherine Craven
  • Eric L. Eisenstein
  • Andrew Georgiou
  • Saif S. Khairat
  • Farah Magrabi
  • Pirkko Nykanen
  • Paula Otero
  • Michael Rigby
  • Dr Philip Scott
  • Charlene R. Weir
Systematic health IT evaluation studies are needed to ensure system quality and safety and to provide the basis for evidence-based health informatics. Well-trained health informatics specialists are required to guarantee that health IT evaluation studies are conducted in accordance with robust standards. Also, policy makers and managers need to appreciate how good evidence is obtained by scientific process and used as an essential justification for policy decisions. In a consensus-based approach with over 80 experts in health IT evaluation, recommendations for the structure, scope and content of health IT evaluation courses on the master or postgraduate level have been developed, supported by a structured analysis of available courses and of available literature. The recommendations comprise 15 mandatory topics and 15 optional topics for a health IT evaluation course. © 2017 German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (gmds) e.V. and IOS Press.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGerman Medical Data Sciences: Visions and Bridges
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 62nd Annual Meeting of the German Association of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (gmds e.V.) 2017 in Oldenburg (Oldenburg) – GMDS 2017
EditorsRainer Röhrig, Antje Timmer, Harald Binder, Ulrich Sax
PublisherIOS Press
Pages3-7
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-808-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-61499-807-5
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StatePublished - 21 Sep 2017
Event62nd Annual Meeting of the German Association of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology: GMDS 2017 - Germany
Duration: 17 Sep 201721 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Volume243
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference62nd Annual Meeting of the German Association of Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology
Period17/09/1721/09/17

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