Achieving greater consistency in telehealth project evaluations to improve organisational learning
posted by WM Admin on 29 June 2015
Telehealth pilot projects and trial implementations are numerous but are often not fully evaluated, preventing construction of a sound evidence base and so limiting their adoption. The authors describe the need for a generic telehealth project evaluation framework, within which evaluation is undertaken based on existing health systems performance indicators, using appropriately chosen measures.
They provide two case studies explaining how this approach could be applied, in Australian and Canadian settings. It is argued that this framework type of approach to evaluation offers better potential for incorporating the learnings from resultant evaluations into business decisions by “learning organisations”, through alignment with organisational performance considerations.
This is an open access article and can downloaded in free full text at: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-505-0-84
Maeder, A., et al. (2015). Achieving greater consistency in telehealth project evaluations to improve organisational learning. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 209, 84 - 94.