Evaluating health information systems using ontologies

Evaluating health information systems/technology is no easy task. Eivazzadeh et al. recognize that, as well as the fact that developing evaluation frameworks presents its own set of challenges. Having looked at several different models, the researchers wished to develop their own evaluation method, one that taps into “evaluation aspects for a set of one or more health information systems — whether similar or heterogeneous — by organizing, unifying, and aggregating the quality attributes extracted from those systems and from an external evaluation framework.” As such, the group developed the UVON method, which they conclude can be used ” to create ontologies for evaluation” of health information systems as well as “to mix them with elements from other evaluation frameworks.”

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