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Monday, December 11, 2006

Availability of Electronic Decision Support Evaluation Guidelines

Some good news has just been received from Professor Enrico Coiera. I thought it was worth posting the information here.

"Subject: EDSS Evaluation Guidelines

The AHIC EDSS evaluation guidelines have been unavailable for some time, with the demise of the AHIC website.

I'm happy to announce that we are now hosting the guidelines at our site:


Please let me know if there are any difficulties in accessing the material, and any thoughts on how we keep this project alive are most welcome.

Also, please do circulate the url to your EDSS colleagues.

Prof. Enrico Coiera
Centre for Health Informatics
University of New South Wales
UNSW 2052 NSW Australia
T: +61 2 9385 9026
F: +61 2 9385 9006"

Professor Coiera can be reached at the following e-mail address e.coiera (-at-) unsw.edu.au if required for comment etc.

These guidelines were developed by the UNSW Centre for Health Informatics two or three years ago having been commissioned by the now apparently defunct Australian Health Information Council. While maybe now very slightly out of date they are an invaluable resource for all interested in the field.



Andre Duszynski said...

Good to hear David and Enrico; this subset of EDSS methodologies is an important starting point for the nascent evaluation of EDSS projects. Wondering if it should also be placed within the GPCG wiki with additional evaluation methodologies as they arise e.g. assessing usability of browser based tools.

Anonymous said...

Well they say all the right things like have a plan and do some testing etc etc.... but its like saying use webservices for messaging.... It's like when your builder asks you what you would like your house built our of saying "Building materials"

We need detail and an intimate knowledge of the landscape rather than general statements like a list of terminologies and messaging protocols.

The real problem is that No One at the top has a clue about what they are managing and just keeps bringing in (capable) people to do a general study rather than getting their hands dirty and understanding whats out there and what's doable and coming up with some solid detailed technical recommendations! Managerialism at its worst.