Developmental Evaluation: Problems and Opportunities with a Complex Concept

Developmental evaluation is an emerging area of practice that builds evaluation methods on the science of complexity and fits with the realities of social and health programs, rather than trying to fit the wrong type of model on to the wrong type of program.

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Benchmarking Success in Times of Change

Beyond Google Wave, the metaphor of waves sloshing around in a sea of influence provides a useful metaphor for those interested in doing evaluation in an eHealth environment where there is no one cause and many consequences.

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Amazing Stuff: November 14th Edition

What we eat, how we produce the food we eat, whether our healthcare is environmentally sustainable, and how mobile technologies can help connect teens to health and filmmakers to audiences is all part of this week’s edition of Amazing Stuff.

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Amazing Stuff: November 6th Edition

From H1N1 apps for the iPhone, seeing the beauty of islands from space, the carbon footprint of pets, exploring innovation online, and visualizing the world around us using computer-assisted tools, the first week of November has offered a lot of amazing things.

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eHealth and the Trust Factor

Trust is the foundation of eHealth, yet that very concept is under threat in Ontario due to numerous spending and management scandals associated with the agency entrusted to lead eHealth in that province. Let’s consider what trust means in the eHealth context and challenge us to restore it.

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eHealth Deja Vu All Over Again

It took more than 15 years for public eHealth approaches like using the Web for tobacco control to take hold, in large part because there wasn’t the ‘evidence’. In the age of social media, are we doomed to see history repeat itself? This post looks at how in the area of social media education and adoption, it’s deja vu all over again.

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