The Value of Health Information Technology

Despite rapid growth in the rate of adoption of health information technology (IT), and in the volume of evaluation studies, the existing knowledge base for the value of health IT is not advancing at a similar rate. Most evaluation articles are limited in that they use incomplete measures of value and fail to report the important contextual and implementation characteristics that would allow for an adequate understanding of how the study results were achieved. To address these deficiencies, the American journal of managed care presents a conceptual framework for measuring health IT value and proposes a checklist of characteristics that should be considered in health IT evaluation studies. The framework consists of 3 key principles: 1) value includes both costs and benefits; 2) value accrues over time; and 3) value depends on which stakeholder’s perspective is used. Through examples, the article shows how these principles can be used to guide and improve health IT evaluation studies. The checklist includes a list of contextual and implementation characteristics that are important for interpretation of results. These improvements will make future studies more useful for policy makers and more relevant to the current needs of the healthcare system.

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Cet article, publié dans Comptes de la Nation, Dépenses de santé, Divers prospective, Evolutions numériques, Evolutions sociétales, Gouvernement, International, Politique de santé, Prise en charge médicale, Santé publique, Système de santé et gouvernance, Systèmes d'information, Télésanté, Techniques médicales, Technologies, USA, est tagué , , . Ajoutez ce permalien à vos favoris.

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