Working Group for Assessment of Health Information Systems
of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) and

Working Group Technology Assessment and Quality Development in Health Care of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)

with contributions from the Working Group Evaluation of the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)

The Working Group welcomes everybody who is interested in the evaluation of health information systems, or who may already have experiences and results that he or she wants to share. In any case, please contact the chairs of the Working Group.

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(members of the core team from left to right: Michael Rigby, Marie-Catherine Beuscart-Zephir, Pirkko Nykänen,
Catherine Craven, Elske Ammenwerth, Jytte Brender, Nicolet de Keizer, Farah Magrabi, Andrew Georgiou).


Recommendations on How to teach health IT evaluation published

The recommendations describe scope and content for health IT evaluation courses on master and postgraduate level:

Ammenwerth E, de Keizer N, Brender J, Craven C, Eisenstein E, Georgiou A, Khairat S, Magrabi F, Nykänen P, Otero P, Rigby M, Scott P, Weir C. How to Teach Health IT Evaluation: Recommendations for Health IT Evaluation Courses. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;243:3-7.


Report on activities of the EFMI Working Group on Assessment of Health Information System

For the EFMI council, the WG EVAL summarizes its activities, outcomes and publications for the year 2016 and its plans for 2017. Please find this report here.


Book Launch at HEC2016

At HEC 2016 in Munich, Elske Ammenwerth and Michael Rigby as editors organized the official Book Launch Reception for their new book: Evidence-Based Health Informatics - Promoting Safety and Efficiency Through Scientific Methods and Ethical Policy.

Around 50 colleagues, friends and authors joined the celebrations and congratulated the editors and authors.

The book is open access available at: http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/evidence-based-health-informatics-promoting-safety-and-efficiency-through-scientific-methods-and-ethical-policy

 


Activities at MIE 2016 / HEC 2016, Munich

The working group is active at the MIE 2016/ HEC 2016 conference in Munich, 27.8. - 2.9.2016. Here is a list of selected activites:

Elske Ammenwerth during the poster presentation at HEC2016.


IMIA WG Year Award 2015 received by IMIA Working Group on Technology Assessment

The IMIA Working Group on Technology Assessment and Quality Development in Health Informatics received the 2015 IMIA WG of the Year Award for its activities and achivements. The award was formally approved by and presented at the IMIA General Assembly in Munich during HEC 2016. This is the third time the WG is receiving the award.

The Award honours the activities of the IMIA working group, in close cooperation with the EFMI working group, in the last year.

Congratulations to the whole team and especially to the IMIA WG chairs, Farah Magrabi and Andrew Georgiou!

From left to right: Elske Ammenwerth (chair EFMI WG), Philipp Scott (IMIA WG), Nicolet de Keizer (EFMI WG), Andrew Georgiou (chair IMIA WG), Pirkko Nykänen (co-chair EFMI WG). Elske Ammenwerth and Philip Scott receive the award in the name of the IMIA WG chairs.

Elske Ammenwerth and Philip Scott receive the award in the name of the IMIA WG chairs.


Book "Evidence-Based Health Informatics" published open access by IOS Press

Initiated by discussion within the EFMI and IMIA working groups on health IT evaluation, Elske Ammenwerth and Michael Rigby now published the book:
Evidence-Based Health Informatics - Promoting Safety and Efficiency Through Scientific Methods and Ethical Policy.

Over 50 international experts contributed.

This book seeks to answer the need for better understanding of the importance of robust evidence to support health IT and to optimize investment in it; to give insight into health IT evidence and evaluation as its primary source; and to promote health informatics as an underpinning science demonstrating the same ethical rigour and proof of net benefit as is expected of other applied health technologies.

The book is open access available at: http://ebooks.iospress.nl/volume/evidence-based-health-informatics-promoting-safety-and-efficiency-through-scientific-methods-and-ethical-policy

 

Report on activities of the EFMI Working Group on Assessment of Health Information System

For the EFMI council, the WG EVAL summarizes its activities, outcomes and publications for the year 2015 and its plans for 2016. Please find this report here.


Overview paper on WG activities published

In the IMIA Yearbook 2013, an overview paper on the work of the Working Groups in the last decade was published:

Rigby M, Ammenwerth E, Beuscart-Zephir MC, Brender J, Hyppönen H, Melia S, Nykänen P, Talmon J, de Keizer N.
Evidence Based Health Informatics: 10 Years of Efforts to Promote the Principle.
IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2013; 34-46.


STARE-HI elaboration paper published

An elaboration paper on STARE-HI has been published and is available open access:

Brender J, Talmon J, de Keizer N, Nykänen P, Rigby M, Ammenwerth E. STARE-HI – Statement on Reporting of Evaluation Studies in Health Informatics Explanation and Elaboration. Appl Clin Inform 2013; 4: 331–58. http://dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2013-04-RA-0024


GEP-HI has been published!

After intensive work of many colleagues, the GEP-HI guidelines are now published:

Nykänen P, Brender J, Talmon J, de Keizer N, Rigby M, Beuscart-Zephir MC, Ammenwerth E. Guideline for good evaluation practice in health informatics (GEP-HI). Int J Med Inform. 2011 Dec;80(12):815-27.

This publication has been selected as "Best Paper" for the Yearbook of Medical Informatics 2012 of the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA), published by Schattauer.


IMIA Recommendations on Education

The new IMIA-Recommendations on Education in Biomedical and Health Informatics have just been published and can be accessed for free at http://www.schattauer.de/en/magazine/subject-areas/journals-a-z/methods/contents/preprint-online/07th-jan-2010.html.

Page 8, item 1.19 list the following item as recommended learning outcome: "Evaluation and assessment of information systems, including study design, selection and triangulation of (quantitative and qualitative) methods, outcome and impact evaluation, economic evaluation, unintended consequences, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, evidence-based health informatics"


STARE-HI - Statement on Reporting of Evaluation Studies in Health Informatics

STARE-HI Version 1.0 has now been published: Talmon J, Ammenwerth E, Brender J, de Keizer N, Nykänen P, Rigby M. STARE-HI - Statement on reporting of evaluation studies in Health Informatics, Int J Med Inform 2009; 78(1): 1-9.

Please look at the STARE-HI website to find recent information on it.


Contact

If you have any questions, or if you would like to participate, please contact:

Chairs:
WG Assessment of Health Information Systems of EFMI

 

 

Prof. Dr. Philip Scott
University of Portsmouth
Faculty of Technology
School of Computing
philip.scott@port.ac.uk

Prof. Dr. Elske Ammenwerth
Institute of Health Informatics
UMIT - University for Health Sciences, Medical Informatics and Technology
Hall in Tyrol, Austria
elske.ammenwerth@umit.at

 

Chairs:
WGTechnology Assessment and Quality Development in Health Care of IMIA

Assoc. Prof. Farah Magrabi
Centre for Health Informatics
Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
farah.magrabi@mq.edu.au

Assoc. Prof. Andrew Georgiou
Centre for Health Systems & Safety Research
Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Macquarie University, NSW, Australia
andrew.georgiou@mq.edu.au


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