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Developing a Web-based repository of evaluation tools for health-related software

Hero Khezri (Department of Health Information Management, School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran)
Peyman Rezaei (School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran)
Fateme Askarian (School of Management & Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran)
Reza Ferdousi (School of Management and Medical Informatics, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran)

Library Hi Tech News

ISSN: 0741-9058

Article publication date: 27 September 2021

Issue publication date: 22 November 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

One of the great strides to develop a health information system is to define the requirements of the systems. This paper aims to identify and collect the requirements for designing a Web-based repository of evaluation tools for health-related software products.

Design/methodology/approach

The current qualitative-review study is conducted in four phases including searching databases, reviewing websites and similar repositories, holding focus group discussions with a group of experts and determining the essential requirements for designing a Web-based repository, and also drawing the unified modeling language diagrams using Visual Paradigm software for displaying the necessities which were gathered.

Findings

The requirements for designing a Web-based repository are provided in five main categories: technical, structural, content, legal and others. In general, creating a repository takes considerable time and effort, as well as going through the steps of the system’s life cycle.

Originality/value

In this study, the first and the most significant step is creating an developing a reasonable system identifying the system requirements, which is successfully conducted. The requirements given in this study will be used in the next steps, which make use of programming languages such as PHP and HTML, so as to design a Web-based repository for health product software evaluation tools.

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Acknowledgements

This paper is the result of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) dissertation and has been carried out with the financial support of the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences [IR.TBZMED.REC.1398.555]

Citation

Khezri, H., Rezaei, P., Askarian, F. and Ferdousi, R. (2021), "Developing a Web-based repository of evaluation tools for health-related software", Library Hi Tech News, Vol. 38 No. 5, pp. 16-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/LHTN-07-2021-0046

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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