Evaluation of usability of a neonatal health information system according to the user's perception

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Padrini-Andrade, Lucio
Xavier Balda, Rita de Cassia
Nema Areco, Kelsy Catherina
Bandiera-Paiva, Paulo
Nunes, Marynea do Vale
Martins Marba, Sergio Tadeu
Carvalho, Werther Brunow de
Suppo de Souza Rugolo, Ligia Maria [UNESP]
Carvalho de Almeida, Joao Henrique
Procianoy, Renato Soibelmann

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Soc Pediatria Sao Paulo


Objective: To measure the level of satisfaction regarding the usability of a neonatal health information system and identify if demographic factors can influence the usability of a health information system. Methods: A cross-sectional, exploratory study was carried out with a convenience sample of 50 users of the Brazilian Neonatal Research Network. The instrument chosen for the usability evaluation was the System Usability Scale between February and March 2017. The statistical analysis of the collected variables was carried out in order to describe the sample, to quantify the level of satisfaction of the users and to identify the variables associated with the level of satisfaction. Results: The female gender represented 75% of the sample. The mean age was 52.8 years; 58% had a doctoral degree, average time of graduation was 17 years, with area of practice in medicine (neonatology), with intermediate knowledge in computer science (74%) and mean system use time of 52 months. Regarding usability, 94% rated the system as good, excellent or better than imaginable. The usability of the system was not associated with age, gender, education, profession, area of practice, knowledge in computer science and time of system use. Conclusion: The level of satisfaction of the computerized health system user was considered good. No demographic factors were associated with the satisfaction of the users.



Medical informatics, Information systems, Health information systems, Systems analysis, Information science, Health personnel

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Revista Paulista De Pediatria. Sao Paulo Sp: Soc Pediatria Sao Paulo, v. 37, n. 1, p. 90-96, 2019.