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How well does E-Health Work? A Question of Evaluation


Le, Q and Chiu, C, How well does E-Health Work? A Question of Evaluation, Health and Well-Being: A Social and Cultural Perspective, Nova Science Publishers, Q Le (ed), New York, pp. 279-289. ISBN 9781611226485 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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Information technology is becoming an integral part of life. All walks of life and all industries have to embrace this new technology to stride into the future. The health care industry is no exception. Many new health informatics or e-health projects or technologies are untested waters. How can we be assured that these new initiatives perform as intended and achieve the desired outcomes? How do we know if e-health as a health care delivery channel is a more cost-effective alternative to the conventional delivery methods? These are questions for the evaluators. This chapter discusses the many different evaluation approaches, types, tools and methods and offers an overview of what should be evaluated for an e-health initiative. It provides an understanding of the evaluation frameworks applicable to e-health initiatives. This is also a practical guide for stakeholders in designing and developing an effective and appropriate evaluation program for an e-health project or technology.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:e-health, evaluation, stakeholders, health care
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Le, Q (Dr Quynh Le)
UTAS Author:Chiu, C (Ms Cecilia Chiu)
ID Code:69914
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:UTAS Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2011-05-24
Last Modified:2017-10-16
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