Health Information Technology Evaluation Framework (HITREF) comprehensiveness as assessed in electronic point-of-care documentation systems evaluations

TitleHealth Information Technology Evaluation Framework (HITREF) comprehensiveness as assessed in electronic point-of-care documentation systems evaluations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSockolow, Paulina S., Kathryn H. Bowles, and Michelle L. Rogers
Secondary AuthorsSarkar, Neil I., Andrew Georgious, and Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques
JournalStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume216
Pagination406-409
AbstractWe assessed the Health Information Technology (HIT) Reference-based Evaluation Framework (HITREF) comprehensiveness in two HIT evaluations in settings different from that in which the HITREF was developed. Clinician satisfaction themes that emerged from clinician interviews in the home care and the hospital studies were compared to the framework components. Across both studies, respondents commented on 12 of the 20 HITREF components within 5 of the 6 HITREF concepts. No new components emerged that were missing from the HITREF providing evidence that the HITREF is a comprehensive framework. HITREF use in a range of HIT evaluations by researchers new to the HITREF demonstrates that it can be used as intended. Therefore, we continue to recommend the HITREF as a comprehensive, research-based HIT evaluation framework to increase the capacity of informatics evaluators' use of best practice and evidence-based practice to support the credibility of their findings for fulfilling the purpose of program evaluation.
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-564-7-406