Usability testing of bed information management system: A think-Aloud method

Reza, M. and Habibi, M. and Khajouei, R. and Eslami, S. and Jangi, M. and Ghalibaf, A. K. and Zangouei, S. (2018) Usability testing of bed information management system: A think-Aloud method. Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology and Research, 9 (4). pp. 153-157.

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Not considering the usability in designing clinical information systems causes problems in human-computer interaction and patient dissatisfaction. Therefore, in this study, the usability of the bed information management system (BIMS) was examined by think-Aloud method. This cross-sectional study was conducted on the BIMS in 50 noneducational hospitals. Participants consisted of three groups including users, facilitators, and technical support. To carry out the study, a scenario consisting of four tasks was designed. Three researchers analyzed the recorded files to identify the usability problems and their severity. The mean time of the evaluation process was 20:33 ± 4:47 s. The total number of the problems identifies by users was 80 cases. Data entry and layout problems with 38 (48) and 33 (41) cases were the most frequently found problems, respectively. About 61 and 55 of the data entry and layout problems had a minor severity (Severity 2), respectively. Furthermore, 43 (54) cases of the problems were resolved by the users and 32 (40) cases by the facilitator assistance. This study showed that a large number of the problems were due to the system poor design. Furthermore, by increasing the users' level of knowledge about the system, it is possible to enhance user-system interaction. It is recommended that before designing and implementing a system, the system should be evaluated for usability, and the users should be educated in clinical information systems. © 2018 Medknow Publications. All rights reserved.

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Additional Information: Cited By :1 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Khajouei, R.; Department of Computer, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad UniversityIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bed information management system think aloud usability testing adult article controlled study cross-sectional study human major clinical study medical information system multicenter study scientist
Subjects: W General medicine- Health professions
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
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Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 12:17
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 12:17

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