A web-based inventory of evaluation studies in medical informatics
Elske Ammenwerth, Nicolette de Keizer, Amsterdam (see "Team"
cooperation with: EFMI Working Group "Evaluation of Health
Information Systems" and IMIA Working Group "Technology
Assessment and Quality Development in Health Care"
The web-based evaluation database EvalDB contains
more than 1.800 evaluation studies and
systematic reviews of health information technology (health IT).
EvalDB was created to help researchers to identify studies that
have been condcuted in defined settings.
contains evaluation studies, defined as the systematic, empirical
assessment of a component of a health information system. A health
information system comprises all computer-based components that
are used to enter, store, process, communicate, and present health
related or patient related information,
and which are used by health care professionals or the patient themselves
in the context of inpatient or outpatient patient care.
EvalDB was based on a systematic literature search
in PubMed, conducted in 2003, 2006 and 2009. In 2012, systematic
reviews were added. Since 2009, in addition, EvalDB is updated based
on input from researchers from all over the world. To support this,
EvalDB offers the possibility to propose studies that should be
entered into the database.
cannot guarantee to be complete and correct. In case you miss a
certain study, please propose this study by selecting "add
a new evaluation paper". If you find errors in the database,
please contact the administrator.