Telehealth pilot projects and trial implementations are numerous but are often not fully evaluated, preventing construction of a sound evidence base and so limiting their adoption. We describe the need for a generic Telehealth project evaluation framework, within which evaluation is undertaken based on existing health systems performance indicators, using appropriately chosen measures. We provide two case studies explaining how this approach could be applied, in Australian and Canadian settings. It is argued that this framework type of approach to evaluation offers better potential for incorporating the learnings from resultant evaluations into business decisions by 'learning organisations', through alignment with organisational performance considerations.
|Title of host publication||Global Telehealth 2015: Integrating Technology and Information for Better Healthcare|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
|Event||4th International Conference on Global Telehealth, GT 2015 - Toronto, Canada|
Duration: 29 May 2015 → 30 May 2015
|Name||Studies in Health Technology and Informatics|
|Conference||4th International Conference on Global Telehealth, GT 2015|
|Period||29/05/15 → 30/05/15|
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- benefits realisation
- health systems performance
- learning organisation
- project evaluation