The clinical adoption meta-model: a temporal meta-model describing the clinical adoption of health information systems

Date

2014-05-29

Authors

Price, Morgan
Lau, Francis

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title

Publisher

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

Abstract

Health information systems (HISs) hold the promise to transform health care; however, their adoption is challenged. We have developed the Clinical Adoption Meta-Model (CAMM) to help describe processes and possible challenges with clinical adoption. The CAMM, developed through an action research study to evaluate a provincial HIS, is a temporal model with four dimensions: availability, use, behaviour changes, and outcome changes. Seven CAMM archetypes are described, illustrating classic trajectories of adoption of HISs over time. Each archetype includes an example from the literature. The CAMM and its archetypes can support HIS implementers, evaluators, learners, and researchers.

Description

BioMed Central

Keywords

Health information systems, Adoption model

Citation

Price and Lau: The clinical adoption meta-model: a temporal meta-model describing the clinical adoption of health information systems. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:43.