System for reception and risk classification in obstetrics: a technical quality assessment* * Paper extracted from master´s thesis “Development and evaluation of a decision support system for welcoming and classification of risk in obstetrics”, presented to Universidade Estadual Paulista “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”, Faculdade de Medicina de Botucatu, Botucatu, SP, Brazil.

Rodolfo Cristiano Serafim Milena Jamas Temer Cristina Maria Garcia de Lima Parada Heloisa Helena Ciqueto Peres Clarita Terra Rodrigues Serafim Rodrigo Jensen About the authors

Objective:

to assess the technical quality of a decision support system for reception and risk classification in obstetrics.

Method:

a methodological study of assessment of the system. 12 nurses and 11 information technology (IT) professionals were invited to evaluate the Obstetrics Reception and Risk Classification System (Sistema de Acolhimento e Classificação de Risco em Obstetrícia, SACR-O). Based on the standards of the International Organization for Standardization, the minimum number of evaluators and the characteristics to be evaluated were established: functional suitability, reliability, usability, performance efficiency, compatibility, safety, maintainability, and portability. The characteristics assessed should be given a ≥70% positive assessment to be considered suitable.

Results:

the characteristics assessed by the nurses and the IT professionals, respectively, were considered adequate: Functional suitability (97% and 98%), Reliability (91% and 94%), Usability (89% and 93%), Performance efficiency (97% and 98%), Compatibility (93% and 100%), and System security (95% and 97%). Maintainability (87%) and Portability (97%) were also evaluated by IT professionals.

Conclusion:

the technical quality of the SACR-O system was considered excellent by nurses and IT professionals.

Descriptors:
Nursing Informatics; Health Information Systems; Technology Assessment, Biomedical; Emergency Care; Obstetric Nursing; User Embracement


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