Innovation and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. First International Conference, InterSol 2017 and Sixth Collogue National sur la Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, CNRIA 2017, Dakar, Senegal, April 11–12, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

Evaluation of a Cloud Based Health Information System

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_16,
        author={Priscilla Ajayi and Nicholas Omoregbe and Sanjay Misra and Davies Adeloye},
        title={Evaluation of a Cloud Based Health Information System},
        proceedings={Innovation and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas. First International Conference, InterSol 2017 and Sixth Collogue National sur la Recherche en Informatique et ses Applications, CNRIA 2017, Dakar, Senegal, April 11--12, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={INTERSOL \& CNRIA},
        year={2018},
        month={2},
        keywords={Antenatal Postnatal Health Information System Cloud computing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_16}
    }
    
  • Priscilla Ajayi
    Nicholas Omoregbe
    Sanjay Misra
    Davies Adeloye
    Year: 2018
    Evaluation of a Cloud Based Health Information System
    INTERSOL & CNRIA
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72965-7_16
Priscilla Ajayi1,*, Nicholas Omoregbe1,*, Sanjay Misra1,*, Davies Adeloye1,*
  • 1: Covenant University
*Contact email: priscilla.ajayi@covenantuniversity.edu.ng, nicholas.omoregbe@covenantuniversity.edu.ng, sanjay.misra@covenantuniversity.edu.ng, davies.adeloye@covenantuniversity.edu.ng

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.