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User-Centered Evaluation Model for Medical Digital Libraries

Kostkova, P; Madle, G; (2009) User-Centered Evaluation Model for Medical Digital Libraries. In: Riano, D, (ed.) Workshop on Knowledge Management for Health Care Procedures K4HelP 2008: Knowledge Management for Health Care Procedures. (pp. pp. 92-103). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg: Petras, Geeece. Green open access

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Abstract

It remains unclear whether the recent explosion of medical Internet Digital Libraries (DLs), enabled by substantial investments into eHealth by national governments and international agencies, has brought the desired improvements. As ultimately life-critical applications, medical DLs play a crucial role in delivering evidence to professionals and empowering patients. However, little attention has been given to impact evaluation with domain experts in real settings to assess whether they actually make a difference to clinical practice. In this paper we describe a novel evaluation framework – Impact-ED – developed at CeRC to fill the gap in impact evaluation research taking into account the community, content, services and technology dimensions of DLs. We present an account of Impact-ED’s application in assessing the impact of the National Resource for Infection Control in the UK (NRIC www.nric.org.uk) – a real-world medical DL used by over 40 000 professionals monthly.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: User-Centered Evaluation Model for Medical Digital Libraries
Event: Workshop on Knowledge Management for Health Care Procedures (K4HelP 2008) held at the 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Location: Petras, GREECE
Dates: 21 July 2008
ISBN-13: 978-3-642-03261-5
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03262-2_8
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03262-2_8
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Medical Digital Library, impact evaluation, Weblogs ,infection control, searches
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10084374
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