eHealth Observatory


  1. Kim J, Price M, Lau F. The case study research method: Overview and proposed guidelines for reporting and evaluation illustrated with health informatics case studies. International Journal of Health Information Management Research 2014; 2(1):13-30.
  2. Price M, Lau F. The clinical adoption meta-model: a temporal meta-model describing the clinical adoption of health information systems. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. Accepted for publication May 2014. URL:
  3. Kuhn K, Lau F. Evaluation of a shared electronic health record. Healthcare Quarterly 2014; 17(1):30-35.
  4. Lee D, de Keizer N, Lau F, Cornet R. Literature review of SNOMED CT use. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association 2014;21:e11-e19. doi:10.1136/amiajnl-2013-001636
  5. Randhawa G, Price M, Lau F. Evaluating e-prescribing adoption in primary care. Healthcare Quarterly 2013; 16(4).
  6. Kitson, NA, Price M, Lau F, Showler G. Developing a medication communication framework across continuums of care using the circle of care modeling approach. BMC Health Services Research. 2013;13:418.
  7. Price M, Lau F. Provider connectedness and communication patterns: extending continuity of care in the context of the circle of care. BMC Health Services Research 2013;13:309.
  8. Price M, Singer A, Kim J. Adopting electronic medical records – are they just electronic paper records? Canadian Family Physician 2013;59(7):e322-e329.
  9. Lau F, Downing M, Tayler C, Fassbender K, Lesperance M, Barnett J. Toward a population-based approach to end-of-life care surveillance in Canada: initial efforts and lessons. Journal of Palliative Care 2013;29(1):13-21.
  10. Kim J. The case study research method: overview and proposed guidelines for reporting and evaluation lllustrated With health informatics case studies. Proceedings From the 16th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research 2013.
  11. Lau F, Price M, Lesperance M. Developing a multivariate electronic medical record integration model for primary health care. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2013;183:375-81.
  12. Bassi J, Lau F, Hagens S, Leaver C, Price M. Knowledge translation in eHealth: building a virtual community. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2013:183:257-62.
  13. Lau F, Partridge C, Randhawa G, Bowen M. Applying the clinical adoption framework to evaluate the impact of an ambulatory electronic medical record. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2013:183:15-20.
  14. Kim J. Complex interventions in healthcare and health informatics: a scoping review. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2013:183:263-8.
  15. Kitson NA, Price M, Bowen M, Lau F. Usability inspection to improve an electronic provincial medication repository. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2013; 183: 168-73.
  16. Bassi J, Lau F. Measuring value for money: a scoping review on economic evaluation of health information systems. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2013;20:792-801.
  17. Bassi J, Lau F, Lesperance M. Perceived impact of electronic medical records in physician office practices: a review of survey-based research. Interact J Med Res 2012; 1(4):e3.
  18. Bowen M, Lau F. Defining and evaluating electronic medical record data quality within the Canadian context. ElectronicHealthcare 2012;11(1):e5-e13.
  19. Price M, Bowen M, Lau F, Kitson N, Bardal S. Assessing accuracy of an electronic provincial medication repository. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012; 12(42).
  20. Lau F, Price M, Boyd J, Partridge C, Bell H, Raworth R. Impact of electronic medical record on physician practice in office settings: a systematic review. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012;12(10).
  21. Lau F, Price M, Keshavjee K. From benefits evaluation to clinical adoption – Making sense of health information system success. Healthcare Quarterly 2011;14(1):39-45.
  22. Price M, Lau F, Lai J. Measuring EMR adoption: A framework and case study. ElectronicHealthcare 2011; 10(1):e25-e30.
  23. Lau F, Lee D, Quan H, Richards C. An exploratory study to examine the use of SNOMED CT in palliative care. ElectronicHealthcare 2010;9(3):e12-e24.
  24. Lee D, Lau F, Quan H. A method for encoding clinical datasets in SNOMED CT. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2010;53:
  25. Lau F, Kuziemsky C, Price M, Gardner J. A review on systematic reviews of health information system studies. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 2010; 17(6):637-645.
  26. Lau F, Lee D, Quan H, Richards C. An exploratory study to examine the use of SNOMED CT in a palliative care setting. ElectronicHealthcare 2010;9(3):e12-e24.
  27. Barbera L, Burge F, Dumont S, Fassbender K, Johnston G, Lau F. Special Topic: End of Life Care, p70-86. In Canadian Cancer Society’s Steering Committee: Canadian Cancer Statistics 2010, Toronto: Canadian Cancer Society, 2010.
  28. Downing M, Lesperance M, Lau F, Yang J. Survival implications of sudden functional decline as a sentinel event using the palliative performance scale. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2010;13(5):549-57.
  29. Bassi J, Lau F, Bardal S. Use of information technology in medication reconciliation: A scoping review. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2010; 44(5):885-97.
  30. Lau F. Extending the Infoway benefits evaluation framework for health information systems. Studies in Health Technologies and Informatics 2009; 143:406-13.
  31. Lai JK, Lau F, Shaw N. A study of information technology use and implementation of electronic medical record systems in BC medical practices. BC Medical Journal 2009;51(3): 114-21.
  32. Lau F, Lee D. An exploratory review of the U.K. SNOMED CT to ICD-10 cross map. Journal of ElectronicHealthcare 2009;7(4): online exclusive.
  33. Lau F, Maida V, Downing M, Lesperance M, Karlson N, Kuziemsky C. Use of palliative performance scale for end-of-life prognostication in a palliative medicine consultation service. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management Spring 2009;37(6):965-72.
  34. Lau F, Downing M, Lesperance M, Karlson N, Kuziemsky C, Yang J. Using the palliative performance scale to provide meaningful survival estimates. Journal Pain and Symptom Management 2009;38(1):134-44.
  35. Chatterjee S, Chakraborty S, Sarker S, Lau F. Examining success factors for mobile work in healthcare: a deductive study. Decision Support Systems 2009;46(3):620-33.
  36. Lau F, Hagens S, Muttitt S. A proposed benefits evaluation framework for health information systems in Canada. Healthcare Quarterly 2007; 10(1):112-6,118.
  37. Lau F. Distributed graduate education in health informatics for working professionals. International Journal of Medical Informatics 2007;76(5/6):344-50.
  38. Kushniruk A, Lau F, Borycki E and Protti D. Towards an integrative model for health informatics education and research. IMIA Yearbook Series 2006.
  39. Lau F. A collaborative approach to building capacity in health informatics. ElectronicHealthcare 2006;4(4):12-15.
  40. Lau F. Implications of SNOMED CT adoption on secondary uses of data in Canada – A summary report. Prepared for the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Sep 2006.
  41. Lau F. Increasing the rigor of HIS studies with systematic review? Proceedings in the 11th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research, Halifax NS, July 2006.
  42. Lau F, Protti D and Coward P. A review of information management practices in health ministries. Health Care Management FORUM 2005;18(2):14-21.
  43. Lau F, Kock N. Guest editors, Special issue of action research in information systems, IT & People March Issue 2001; 14(1).
  44. Lau F and Hebert M. A longitudinal study of health information systems implementation projects in Canada. Journal of End User Computing 2001;13(4):17-25.
  45. Lau F, Hebert M. The realities of synthesizing research evidence in practice. Health Care Management FORUM 14(4): 35-43; 2001.
  46. Lau F and Hayward R. Building a virtual network in a community health research training program. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association 2000;7(4):361-77.
  47. Lau F, Dose S, Vincent D, Penn A, Hayward R and Noseworthy T. Patterns of improvization for evidence-based practice in clinical settings. IT & People 1999;12(3): 287-303.
  48. Lau F, Penn, A, Wilson D and Noseworthy. Diffusion of an evidence-based information tool in managing stroke. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 51(2-3):107-116; 1998.
  49. Hebert M, Lau F. Field based evaluations of health decision support systems: case studies and action research. In Tan JKH (ed). Health Decision Support Systems, Aspen Publication, 1998.
  50. Lau F. A review on the use of action research in IS studies. M In Lee A. Liebenau M and DeGross J (eds.) Information Systems Research: IS and Qualitative Research 1997, p.31-68.


  1. Lau F, Price M, Bassi J. Toward a Coordinated EHR Strategy for Canada – A White Paper, April 26, 2014. Queen’s Health Policy Change Conference Series, Toronto, Ontario May 15-16, 2014.
  2. Lau F, Price M, Bassi J. Making Sense of eHealth Benefits and their Policy Implications in Canada – A Discussion Paper. Commissioned by Health Canada eHealth Unit, Apr 22, 2014.
  3. Bassi J, Lau F. eHealth BE Knowledge Translation Community – Final Report and Lessons Learned. eHealth Observatory website. Apr 9, 2014, version 1.0.