Evaluation and assessment of the impact of information and communication technology in medicine is gaining interest. Unfortunately, till now there were no agreed upon approaches. The objective of the VATAM project is to develop guidelines that will assist assessors to set-up and execute studies. This paper describes the background of the VATAM project and provides an account of the current state of the guidelines. It concludes with an indication of the developments that will take place in the short term to further elaborate the guidelines and some considerations for consolidation of VATAM's results.