Evaluating Educational Interventions for Health Professions in the Digital Age

Aviv Shachak, Shmuel Reis, Kathleen Gray, Dawn Choo, Kerryn Butler-Henderson, Sue Whetton, Anthony Maeder

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This chapter discusses the evaluation of educational interventions in general, and interventions for preparing health care professionals to practice in the information and information and communication technology (ICT)-rich environment of the twenty-first century in particular. It starts by providing an overview of evaluation including the relationship between research and evaluation, attributes of evaluation, and levels of evaluation. It then moves to challenges of evaluating educational interventions in general and those intended to prepare clinicians for the digital era in particular. Approaches to address these challenges are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Professionals' Education in the Age of Clinical Information Systems, Mobile Computing and Social Networks
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128093214
ISBN (Print)9780128053621
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Evaluation
  • Levels of evaluation
  • Patient-doctor-computer communication
  • Process evaluation
  • Research design
  • Summative evaluation
  • The health professional in the digital age


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