OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to evaluate the usability of a stand-alone, Internet-enabled interactive surveillance system designed to monitor the burden of invasive bacterial infections among children in Nigeria.
METHOD: A convenience sample of 10 participants were enrolled in a training session on using the system at a hospital in Nigeria. The participants performed a series of tasks assessing their ability to use the system. System usability was assessed using a System Usability Scale (SUS) questionnaire.
RESULTS: The majority of participants found the system easy to use (90 percent; n = 9) and reported confidence in using the system. The average SUS score was 77.8. A total of 30 percent (n = 3) of the study participants had exceptional usability scores, 20 percent (n = 2) showed acceptable scores, and 10 percent (n = 1) had a good score.
CONCLUSION: Further evaluation of the system will help gauge additional challenges during its long-term utilization. If successful, the system could also be deployed in other resource poor-environments.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Perspectives in health information management / AHIMA, American Health Information Management Association|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2014|
- data capture
- data collection
- developing countries
- health records storage
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