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Applicability of an assessment model for healthcare information systems in a public hospital

Rinaldo Macedo de Morais, Silvio Cesar Somera, Wilson Moraes Goes, André Lucirton Costa


Assessment processes are essential to guarantee quality and continuous improvement of software in healthcare, as they measure software attributes in their lifecycle, verify the degree of alignment between the software and its objectives and identify unpredicted events. This article analyses the use of an assessment model based on software metrics for three healthcare information systems from a public hospital that provides secondary and tertiary care in the region of Ribeirão Preto. Compliance with the metrics was investigated using questionnaires in guided interviews of the system analysts responsible for the applications. The outcomes indicate that most of the procedures specified in the model can be adopted to assess the systems that serves the organization, particularly in the attributes of compatibility, reliability, safety, portability and usability.


Sistemas de informação de saúde; Avaliação de qualidade; Métricas de software

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4301/S1807-17752016000300006

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