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Evaluation of a Cloud Based Health Information System

  • Priscilla Ajayi
  • Nicholas Omoregbe
  • Sanjay MisraEmail author
  • Davies Adeloye
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Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 204)

Abstract

In ensuring adequate antenatal and postnatal care which has been a major challenge in Africa and indeed Nigeria, there has been a need to evaluate and profound a comprehensive Health Information System (HIS) required for reducing Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the continent of Africa. There is a need for promptness and efficient healthcare for mothers to stem infant mortality ratios while giving the mothers a chance to life in difficult circumstances during child delivery. In some health care facilities in Nigeria the presence of HIS is obvious but it has not fully achieved the aim by which it was implemented due to lack of evaluation of the application. Hence this presentation tends to evaluate a usability of Health Information System using Cloud Platform for Antenatal and Postnatal Clinic in Nigeria to assess its suitability and sustainability in healthcare services towards improving maternal health. In the usability evaluation of the cloud based HIS, some factors were considered. These factors include: How simple it is to navigating the HIS. How simple users understand and use the HIS. How easy is it for users to reuse the HIS after a period of non-usage. If the HIS features are well structured. How easy is it for a user to use the application to satisfaction within a short period. Similarity of the layout when navigating different pages and functions on the HIS. Satisfaction of the users of HIS on its basic features and prompt error messages as required during usage. The extents to which the HIS links are been descriptive and self-informing.

Keywords

Antenatal Postnatal Health Information System Cloud computing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Priscilla Ajayi
    • 1
  • Nicholas Omoregbe
    • 1
  • Sanjay Misra
    • 1
    Email author
  • Davies Adeloye
    • 1
  1. 1.Covenant UniversityOtaNigeria

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