Evaluating integrated primary care health information technology
• 大类 : 医学 - 3区
• 小类 : 计算机：信息系统 - 2区
• 小类 : 卫生保健与服务 - 3区
• 小类 : 医学：信息 - 2区
The evidence-base on the quality, effectiveness and safety of health information technology (health IT) in primary care remains weak. Small pilot studies in limited settings exist. However, few larger studies, comparative studies, or controlled scale-up implementation studies of health IT in primary health care have been published. In addition, there exist few methodological work addressing specific contextual challenges of evaluation of health IT in primary health care.
This special issue seeks to bring together papers evaluating quality, effectiveness and safety of innovative health IT in primary health care, with papers on health IT evaluation methodologies addressing specific challenges in primary health care. Submissions may address health IT in various primary care settings, such as health IT for family physicians, community nurses, community health settings, or inter-professional integrated care settings. Both quantitative, qualitative or mixed-method papers are invited, yet a focus should be on generalisability of evaluation results or on innovativeness of evaluation methodology. All submissions should contain a clear description of the health IT intervention. We advise authors to consult the STARE-HI guidelines (Int J Med Inform 2009; 78(1), https://www.imia-medinfo.org/new2/Stare-HI_as_published.pdf) and the STARE-HI explanation paper (Appl Clin Inform 2013; 4, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3799207/pdf/aci-04-0331.pdf for guidance.
This special issue is led by a collaboration of the International Medical Informatics Association Working Groups on Primary Health Care Informatics and Technology Assessment & Quality Development, and the European Federation of Medical Informatics Working Group on Evaluation.
We are seeking papers in the following areas:
Evaluation of health IT in primary health care to support clinical and/or managerial practice;
Evaluation of health IT in primary health care to strengthen health systems and organisations to achieve; universal health coverage, providing safe and effective care, including access and equity of care;
Evaluation of health IT in primary health care to support integrated patient-centred health services, including comprehensiveness, continuity and coordination of care led by primary health care;
Evaluation of health IT in primary health care to support safety, quality and sustainability of care;
Innovative evaluation methodologies of health IT in primary health care that are valid, rigorous, and generalisable;
Methodologies for comparative effectiveness research of health IT in primary health care;
Methodologies of implementation research and scaling-up in primary health care;
Approaches to manage governance and ethical, legal and social issues research on health IT in primary health care.