Activities of the Working Group during MIE2003

The working group organized two workshop and one tutorial during MIE 2003, 4 - 7 May 2003, St. Malo, France:


Tutorial: An introduction into the evaluation of information technology in health care

Aim: The goal of the tutorial is to introduce how to define what should be evaluated, and how to formulate adequate evaluation questions. to introduce into available evaluation methods and tools, including both the quantitative and the qualitative approach. to introduce how to select adequate methods and tools for a given evaluation question. and to ntroduce how to chose an adequate study design, and how to overcome typical problems of evaluation studies. This workshop will be organized in cooperation between the EFMI WG on Assessment of Health Information Systems and the IMIA WG on Technology Assessment and Quality Development in Health Informatics (J. Talmon, J. Brender).

This tutorial is scheduled for Sunday, 4th April, 12.30 - 15.30.

Offical Announcement

Handouts and slides:

  1. Introduction with information on Bibliography and Web Resources (Elske Ammenwerth)
  2. Evaluation: Basics Concepts and Issues (Jan Talmon)
  3. Evaluation Methods and Pitfalls (Jytte Brender)

Workshop: Evaluation of Health Information Systems: What theory and practice to include in our curricula

Aim: The purpose of this workshop is to capture the experience of the international medical informatics community on educating students on this subject matter, and to analyze what important concepts and methodological skills we need to pass on to our students to enable them to become proficient in designing and conducting evaluation studies. This workshop will be organized in close collaboration with IPHIE, the International Partnership for Health Informatics Education.

This workshop is scheduled for Monday, 5th April, 17.30 - 19.00.

Offical Announcement

Handouts and slides:

  1. Introduction (Monique Jaspers)
  2. Curricula of the Amsterdam Medical Center (Monique Jaspers)
  3. Curricula of the Unversity for Health Informatics and Technology Tyrol (Elske Ammenwerth)
  4. Example: Master Student Project AMC
  5. Example: Master Student Project UMIT (Frieda Kaiser)
  6. Discussion: What education do we need?

Workshop: How to systematically conduct evaluation studies in health information systems

Aim: The intention of the workshop is to present and discuss possible solutions to typical evaluation problems in order to help the audience to perform better evaluation studies. This workshop will be organized in cooperation between the EFMI WG on Assessment of Health Information Systems and the IMIA WG on Technology Assessment and Quality Development in Health Informatics (J. Talmon, J. Brender).

This workshop is scheduled for Monday, 5th April, 16.00 - 17.30.

Offical Announcement

Handouts and slides:

  1. Services and activities of the EFMI WG for evaluation (Elske Ammenwerth)
  2. Experiences from a larger evaluation study (Jan Talmon)
  3. Good Evaluation Practice Guidelines (Jytte Brender)
  4. Standards on Reporting Evaluation Studies (Jan Talmon)
  5. Discussion


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