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ACCEPT: POMP's feasibility

posted Oct 12, 2011, 1:03 PM by Marco Spruit   [ updated Nov 4, 2011, 4:53 AM ]
The Meulendijk Drenth-van-Maanen Jansen Brinkkemper Numans Spruit paper on Introducing a CORETEST feasibility analysis in medical informatics: a case study of a decision-supportive knowledge system in the Dutch primary care sector is accepted for publication in the Handbook of Research on ICTs for Healthcare and Social Services: Developments and Applications! It'll be POMP's international debut and Michiel's chapter 2 of his dissertation. Even more, the reviews were very positive as well:

The author(s) have definitely hit on an interesting topic and one that seems important to develop for both practitioners and theorists. In the interest of cumulative knowledge development it would be interesting to have in the chapter a table that summarize the main projects analyzed in the literature and their project-based conclusions since readers may have question the overall benefit of the propose approach.
This chapter investigates a very important, contemporary question regarding the feasibility studies in IT healthcare sector. The main strengths are richness and up-to-date of the literature covered. Also, the chapter objectives are clearly stated and it outcome is valuable. For these reasons I congratulate the author(s). In general, I find that the author(s) have made a good job reviewing the literature as well as analyzing the project driven-data.
The topic is interesting and represents an effort to clarify and unify the different approaches present in literature into a unique and update framework. As such, the chapter seems to be well positioned in the ICT healthcare. As the chapter presents a comprehensive blueprint of prescribing optimization method platform which can clear this issue as well as lead to further questions in the subject, my Congratulations!
The chapter seems to be covering in the right amount the different issues in this field. Nevertheless, the conclusions could be enriched in future research, by the use of the present framework to evaluate the prescribing optimization method platform of different healthcare units.

The chapter represents an effort to extend empirical evidences of projects that combine medicine and IT. As such, the work seems to be well positioned in the handbook. 
The authors address a topic that raises relevant questions on a present issue, my Congratulations! 
After reading it two question pumps out: is the model easily adopted and implemented in other countries and who much of its success achievement depends of external players?
No information seems to be missing, specially because the chapter is well structure and allows the reader to full understand the topic from different approaches.
The abstract and the paper present a good structure. The introduction clearly explains why the topic is important and explicit the starting point of the research. 
The chapter is interesting both in academic and practitioners’ point of view. Since it's a project, in future research the author(s) may consider the inclusion of an integrate construct: firms’ performance – as suggested in the literature in this arena.
The major weakness of this work is related to the title. It doesn’t do justice to the work presented, since it’s to specific and narrows the target public of the chapter. Even though the conclusions are coherent with the literature review presented, the work could benefit from comparing the results obtain with this project with similar projects already documented.  
Also, the chapter could include a larger section with the summary of empirical, theoretical and logical evidence or counter evidence.
The motivation and the literature reviews carry out in the study are communicated well and the reader can take a tour in to the POMP.
The structure of the chapter is clear, and it's well-written and agreeable to read.