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Evaluation of Cardiac System of Care Publications

  • Reworks: A Robust System Efficiency Measure
    This article reports on the inaugural Australian-American system evaluation summit convened in Wyoming, focusing on the application of system evaluation theory.
    Author(s): Renger, R., Keogh, B., Hawkins, A., Foltysova, J., Souvannasacd, E.
    Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia
    Date: September 2018
    Type: Journal Article
  • Defining Systems to Evaluate System Efficiency and Effectiveness
    Article focuses on the application of systems thinking, systems theory and systems evaluation theory (SET) in evaluating of modern day systems efficiency and effectiveness.
    Author(s): Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Renger, J., Booze, W.
    Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 17(3), 4-13
    Date: August 2017
    Type: Journal Article
  • Evaluating System Cascading Failures
    In the article, Renger and coauthors share methods used to evaluate system cascading failures.
    Author(s): Renger, R., Foltysova, J., Ienuso, S., Renger, J., Booze, W.
    Publication: Evaluation Journal of Austalasia, 17(2), 29-36
    Date: June 2017
    Type: Journal Article
  • Illustrating the Evaluation of System Feedback Mechanisms using System Evaluation Theory (SET)
    This article illustrates how system evaluation theory guided the evaluation of system feedback mechanisms within the cardiac care response systems of seven rural states.
    Author(s): Renger, R.
    Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 16(4), 14-20
    Date: December 2016
    Type: Journal Article
  • Challenges and Solutions Facing EMS in Supporting the IOM Recommendation for a National Cardiac Arrest Registry: A System Perspective
    This white paper uses systems theory to focus on the feasibility of the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation to support a national cardiac arrest registry.
    Author(s): Renger, R., Qin, X, Rice, D., Foltysova, J., Souvannasacd, E., Renger, J. Markwart, B., Hart, G., Bjerke, M.B.
    Date: September 2016
    Type: Report
  • Process Flow Mapping for Systems Improvement: Lessons Learned
    The article details how to conduct process flow mapping for systems improvement. The method and its importance are explained in the context of evaluating a cardiac care system.
    Author(s): Renger, R., McPherson, M., Kontz-Bartels, T., Becker, K.
    Publication: The Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 31(1)
    Date: July 2016
    Type: Journal Article
  • National Data Collection Efforts Pose Challenges for Many EMS Agencies
    Rural EMS agencies face challenges in participating in national data collection efforts. The article presents the consequences of these challenges and propose some suggestions for EMS leadership when confronted with requests to participate in national data collection efforts. Note: Login is required.
    Author(s): Renger, R., Qin, X., Rice, D., Foltysova, J., & Renger, J.
    Publication: EMS Insider
    Date: June 2016
    Type: Journal Article
  • System Evaluation Theory (SET): A Practical Framework for Evaluators to Meet the Challenges of System Evaluation
    The article presents a guiding framework for evaluators to conduct systems evaluation: system evaluation theory (SET). The article defines systems, system theory, and system thinking, as well as discusses the confusion in evaluation literature surrounding the use of these terms. Three guiding principles for evaluating modern day systems are presented.
    Author(s): Renger, R.
    Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 15(4), 16-28
    Date: December 2015
    Type: Journal Article
  • Indicators of Buy-in to Gauge Evaluation Success
    The article suggests a set of indicators of buy-in that novice evaluators can use to assess stakeholder engagement and responsiveness. It also showcases a tracking tool which serves as a systematic, responsive prompt to monitor buy-in.
    Author(s): Becker, K., Renger, R., McPherson, M.
    Publication: Evaluation Journal of Australasia, 15(2), 12-21
    Date: June 2015
    Type: Journal Article
  • Collaborating to Improve Cardiac Care
    Evaluating a lifesaving device leads to a cooperative effort to review statewide cardiac care. The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust provided mechanical CPR devices to ambulances in North Dakota to improve outcomes.
    Author(s): Massmann, N.
    Publication: North Dakota Medicine, 39(3), 20-21
    Date: September 2014
    Type: Magazine

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