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Welcome to the IAM wiki!




"I think, therefore IAM" (Descartes, Discourse on the Method, 1637)


The Information Assessment Method (IAM) systematically documents reflection on relevance, cognitive impact, use and health outcomes of objects of information delivered or retrieved in electronic knowledge resources. IAM can enhance continuing education (reflective learning), evaluation of resources, and two-way knowledge exchange between information users and providers. 


On this wiki, we provide references to the research and development behind IAM, which has been linked to (1) email alerts, (2) information retrieval technology, and (3) clinical decision support systems.


Using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods studies, we have documented the feasibility, content validity, construct validity, and substantive validity (theoretical rationale) of the IAM checklist. When combined with a technique called Computerized Ecological Momentary Assessment, IAM can  efficiently evaluate the ‘relevance-impact-use-outcomes’ of information objects retrieved from (pull) or delivered by (push) electronic knowledge resources.


Cite this website as follows: Information Technology Primary Care Research Group. The Information Assessment Method. Department of Family Medicine, McGill University. 2009-05-19. URL:http://iam2009.pbworks.com/FrontPage. Accessed: 2009-05-19. (Archived by WebCite® athttp://www.webcitation.org/5gsxVzICm)



Contact us: roland.grad@mcgill.ca or pierre.pluye@mcgill.ca


Information Technology Primary Care Research Group, McGill University, Department of Family Medicine, 517 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, Canada, H2W 1S4. Tel.: 514-398-7375.



Links to:


Conference slides

Published papers

How others use IAM





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