The evaluation toolkit is founded on a model that represents
the dimensions and net benefits to be assessed
in the health information system.
Context in which the system exists and business determinants of its development and use
Technical choices to meet business requirements and provide optimum use
Use of the system to address the purposes for which it was developed and implemented
Benefits for healthcare professionals
Benefits for healthcare organizations
Benefits for patients and
The model recognizes interrelationships between dimensions and net benefits:
- The organizational dimension determines the technical and utilization dimensions.
- The utilization dimension is determined by the organizational and technical dimensions.
- Organizational net benefits are dependent on those realized on an individual basis and lead to net benefits at the healthcare system level.
- Net benefits are understood to influence the organizational dimension.