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System Evaluation

  • Eleanor Callahan Hunt
  • Sara Breckenridge Sproat
  • Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
Part of the Health Informatics Series book series (HI)

Abstract

Evaluation points out successes and failures in the software application and the implementation process and validates the system by verifying or capturing return on investment (ROI). By identifying both the strengths and the weaknesses of the implementation process, an evaluation study often leads to system revisions and, ultimately, a better system.1 Evaluation is useful for future project planning to avoid repeating similar situations in future implementations. Periodic evaluations also tell us where to refine the system or reeducate the users.2 Evaluation lessons are often documented in the literature as “lessons learned.” The literature suggests that all systems should be formally evaluated once they are installed, but this is not always done or thought to be important.3

Keywords

System Implementation Computerize Provider Order Entry Informatics Advice Information System Evaluation Nurse Information System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleanor Callahan Hunt
    • 1
  • Sara Breckenridge Sproat
    • 2
  • Rebecca Rutherford Kitzmiller
    • 3
  1. 1.Informatics ConsultantRaleighUSA
  2. 2.67th Combat Support Hospital, UnitWuerzburgGermany
  3. 3.Duke University Health SystemDurhamUSA

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