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A new microcomputer software system evaluation paradigm: the medical perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1800598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The new fourth-generation software has enormously eased the burden of computing for users, but they have also created a confusing, difficult problem in software evaluation and selection. Therefore it is argued that a sound and complete evaluation paradigm is a key element in an efficient and effective software system design and use process. While much has been written about software evaluation in general, in the medical field, the guidances and recommendations previously provided are too general to be of practical use. Considering also the other weaknesses of conventional evaluation paradigms we have decided to develop a more adequate one which will have a solid theoretical framework, specific guidances, strict and well-defined taxonomic space, and a fair ranking approach. In the present paper we will therefore introduce our new evaluation paradigm and show its applicability in evaluation and selection of medical software systems according to their usability.
P Kokol
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical systems     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0148-5598     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Syst     Publication Date:  1991 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-23     Completed Date:  1992-04-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806056     Medline TA:  J Med Syst     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-75     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Maribor, Slovenia.
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MeSH Terms
Medical Informatics*
Models, Theoretical
Software Design*
Software Validation*
User-Computer Interface

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