Investigating the cost-effectiveness of health information technologies: a systematic review protocol

This study examines how selected British hospitals made the transition to electronic health records. The paper discusses how the hospitals planned and executed the transition. Pay special attention to the unexpected impacts of implementing new software.

Methods And Analysis

Study selection

Titles and abstracts of studies identified from the searches will be checked by two investigators. The full text of all retrieved potentially eligible studies will be independently assessed against the above criteria by these two investigators. The investigators will decide which of the studies satisfy the inclusion criteria and the methodological quality of eligible studies will be recorded (discussed below). Any disagreements will be resolved by discussion between the investigators, with referral to a third member of the research team, if necessary.