Our evaluative research aims to improve health care practices that involve health information technology (HIT).
By studying how health care practices use HIT, and how health care professionals and patients interact with it, our division contributes to better patient care outcomes.
Our problem-driven research is supported by appropriate theoretical frameworks, feeding into both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Much of our research takes place in practice settings, making it evaluative in nature.
Research in our division focuses on:
We use qualitative research software, including NVivo and Atlas.ti, to analyze qualitative data.
If necessary, we use specialized equipment in other UB departments to study human-computer interaction.
We welcome master’s and doctoral students to collaborate with our faculty on naturalistic studies of HIT.
We can help UB faculty, health care professionals and patient groups evaluate HIT in practice.
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