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on November 18, 2011 at 8:46:57 pm



Welcome to the IAM wiki!


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


The Information Assessment Method (IAM) systematically documents reflection on clinical information delivered or retrieved from electronic resources. IAM can enhance continuing education by stimulating 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, 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 efficiently evaluates the ‘relevance - cognitive impact - use - health benefits’ of information objects retrieved from (pull) or delivered by (push) electronic 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.


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