Towards Measuring Value: An Evaluation Framework for Public Health Information Systems
The integration of public health newborn screening laboratory information management systems (LIMS) with child health program information systems promises to protect the health of children by assuring comprehensive follow-up and notification of screening results to the medical home. No method exists, however,for assessing the value produced by integrating systems.
A nine-dimension framework was developed for assessing the value of integrating newborn screening LIMS with child health information systems. The evaluation framework represents an important first step toward developing metrics that can be consistently applied in the evaluation of public health information systems.