Project: Evaluation Inventory
   
Project team: Elske Ammenwerth, Nicolette de Keizer (Academic Medical Center Amsterdam)
   
Time span: since 2004
   
Cooperation partner: Dept. of Medical Informatics, University of Amsterdam
   
Background:

Evaluation research in health informatics has made great further developments in the last years. Technological developments as well as growing demands for cost-benefit estimations of information technology have lead to numerous methodical and practical further developments.

   
Objectives:

To develop an open repository of published health IT evaluation studies.

   
Methods:

Systematic literature review based on PubMed.

   
Results:

The open repository is available at at http://evaldb.umit.at. It is regularly updated and now collects around 1.850 evaluation studies. In 2009, a data acquisition interface was developed, allowing users from all ower the world to enter evaluation studies.

   
Selected publications:

Ammenwerth E, de Keizer N. An inventory of evaluation studies of information technology in health care: Trends in evaluation research 1982 - 2002. Methods of Information in Medicine. 2005;44:44-56.

de Keizer N, Ammenwerth E. The effects and quality of IT evaluation studies: Trends in 1982 - 2002. In: Friedman CP, Ash J, Tarczy-Hornoch P (Hrsg.): American Medical Informatics Association 2005 Proceedings - Biomedical and Heatlh Informatics: From Foundations to Applications to Policy.Oct 22-26 2005, Washington DC. p. 186-190.

(A complete list of all publications can be found on our publications page.)