|ISBN-13:||9781550586015||Format:||Print on demand|
|Publisher:||UVIC Publishing Services||Published:||February 27th 2017|
The overall aim of this handbook is to provide a practical guide on the evaluation of eHealth systems. Over the years, we have seen a steady growth in the number and type of eHealth systems being adopted in different healthcare settings. Proponents of these systems claim eHealth can improve the quality of care provided, leading to better provider performance and health outcomes. Yet the evidence for such claims is mixed thus far, with some studies demonstrating benefits, others showing little to no impact, and some settings being even worse off than before. Understandably, there are now increasing pressures on government agencies and health organizations to demonstrate tangible return on value for the significant eHealth investments made.