STAT-HI: A Socio-Technical Assessment Tool for Health Informatics Implementations
Philip J Scott*, James S Briggs
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2010
First Page: 214
Last Page: 220
Publisher Id: TOMINFOJ-4-214
Article History:Received Date: 28/11/2009
Revision Received Date: 21/1/2010
Acceptance Date: 22/1/2010
Electronic publication date: 15/9/2010
Collection year: 2010
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This paper proposes a socio-technical assessment tool (STAT-HI) for health informatics implementations. We explore why even projects allegedly using sound methodologies repeatedly fail to give adequate attention to socio-technical issues, and we present an initial draft of a structured assessment tool for health informatics implementation that encapsulates socio-technical good practice. Further work is proposed to enrich and validate the proposed instrument. This proposal was presented for discussion at a meeting of the UK Faculty of Health Informatics in December 2009.