Assessment and Evaluation of Information Technologies in Medicine
When information technologies began to be more widely applied in medicine, it became clear that it was evidence of effectiveness which would provide the most important incentive for its wider diffusion within the healthcare market. br> br>
This book is the principal end product of the ATIM (Assessment of information Technology In Medicine) project, which was carried out between April1993 and December 1994 as part of AIM, the Advanced Informatics in Medicine element of the ‘Telematics Systems in Areas of General Interest’ program, an initiative of the European Union, and was aimed at reaching a consensus on methods and criteria for the evaluation and assessment of information technologies for and in healthcare. br> br>
This ATM ‘handbook’ provides first guidelines helpful to users in assessing the effects of new and existing information technologies for healthcare, as well as in interpreting assessment reports. The book includes both methodological background information (Part A) with practical examples from various AIM projects (Part B), and is intended for those users of information technology who are involved in the evaluation and assessment process, but do not necessarily have a background in either social sciences or evaluation and assessment.