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More readings on evaluation and complexity

I’m falling down a rabbit hole of reading on this topic! Here are some notes on more papers I’ve read lately… and there will be more (as again, this posting got quite long, so I’m just posting it now and … Continue reading

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Complexity and Evaluation

Notes from some readings on complexity and evaluation. A Review of Three Recent Books on Complexity and Evaluation Gerrits and Verweij (2015) reviewed three books that explored complexity and evaluation: Forss et al’s Evaluating the Complex: Attribution, Contribution, and Beyond … Continue reading

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Complex Adaptive Systems

We often hear that “The health care field is complex, perhaps the most complex of any area of the economy (Morrison, 200, cited in Begun et al, 2003). And yet despite the number of times I’ve heard this, I often … Continue reading

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Agile

  On Feb 24 & 25, I received training in Scaled Agile Framework for enterprise (SAFe®) – a framework that combines elements of Agile software development, Lean process improvement, and Extreme Programming (XP) . The project I’m working on is looking … Continue reading

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Context in Evaluation

I’ve been thinking about how I’m going to address the many layers of “context” in the evaluation that I’m currently working on and found a few articles that I found quite useful. Here are my notes from reading those articles. We often … Continue reading

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Some evaluation reading

A Practical Guide for Engaging Stakeholders in Developing Evaluation Questions “evaluation is all about asking and answering questions that matter” (p. 3) “evaluation can be an important strategic tool for measuring: the extent to which a program or initiative’s goals … Continue reading

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More on evaluating healthcare IT

Evaluating informatics applications – some alterative approaches: theory, social interactionism, and call for methodological pluralism evaluating informatics tools, such as clinical decision support tools, under controlled conditions doesn’t provide information about how context (including human and cultural factors) affect whether … Continue reading

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CESBCY 2015 Conference – Collaboration, Contribution, and Collective Impact

Today was the Canadian Evaluation Society BC and Yukon (CESBCY) chapter’s conference. Now, I may be biased given that I was the conference Program Chair, but I think we had an outstanding program of presentations this year! But before you … Continue reading

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More About Measuring Errors and Adverse Events

The Measurement of Active Errors in quality improvement, we often need to measure things for comparative purposes: to compare organizations/clinicians with each other to draw cause and effect conclusions about how something (e.g., a policy, a process) affected safety/quality to … Continue reading

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American Evalaution Association (AEA) Conference Sessions – Exemplary Evaluation

This year, the American Evaluation Association live streamed a bunch of their conference sessions for free! I didn’t get to watch as many as I would have liked 1Work meetings got in the way of some of them, some of … Continue reading

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