Case studies are valuable tools in academics as well as in professional practice. Case studies illuminate how products or services can be applied, or how innovation or disruption can be managed. Case studies enable learners and practitioners to apply critical thinking while finding ways to develop solutions to problems.
Much like travelers might apply the lessons learned from previous visitors to their own plans to visit destinations, case studies can help researchers and practitioners to develop plans, either by applying lessons learned from past shared experiences or by practicing analysis skills necessary to develop effective plans. Similarly, case studies can help those developing health information technology (HIT) evaluation plans by guiding their application of a specific evaluation model to their own plans.
Using the Triangle Model – the health informatics evaluation model and one of the case studies (from chapters 6 to 12 – attached) compare this to other potentially applicable models like the sociotechnical model, the Participatory Model for Multi-Document Health Information Summarization, and the Software Quality Evaluation Models.
Select a case from chapters 6 through 12 of the Lorenzi text that will serve as the basis for your evaluation plan.
- To maximize your benefit from this project, consider selecting a case study that is relevant to a healthcare organization with which you are involved.
- Review the research models covered in the Week 2 Learning Resources.
- Consider the key points of each and when they would be the most appropriate choice for an evaluation of your selected case.
In a 3- to 4-page, address the following:
- Provide a brief, 1- to 2-paragraph summary of your selected case.
- Describe the model selected for your evaluation of the case study you selected.
- Justify your choice by comparing your selected model to at least three of the other models presented in this week’s reading.
Lorenzi, N. M., Ash, J., Einbinder, J., McPhee, W., & Einbinder, L. (Eds.). (2005). Transforming health care through information (2nd ed.). Springer.
- Chapter 6, “Bar Coding: It’s Hard to Kill a Hippo” (pp. 65–68)
- Chapter 7, “Developing an Emergency Department Information System” (pp. 69–79)
- Chapter 8, “Implementation of OpChart in West Medical Building” (pp. 81–91)
- Chapter 9, “Development of the Scientific Computing Center at Vanderbilt University” (pp. 92–100)
- Chapter 10, “Early Implementation Problems of an Integrated Information Systems Within the White Mountain University Health System” (pp. 101–113)
- Chapter 11, “Implementation of a Web-Based Incident-Reporting System at Legendary Health System” (pp. 114–120)
- Chapter 12, “Managing Change: Analysis of a Hypothetical Case” (pp. 121–135)
McGonigle, D., & Mastrian, K. G. (2018). Nursing informatics and the foundation of knowledge (4th ed.). Jones and Bartlett Learning.
Tilley, S. (2020). Systems analysis and design (12th ed.). Cengage.
Please feel free to add other peer-reviewed resources in-text citation in this assignment.