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Table 3 The mean score of system architecture requirements and the HIS evaluation results

From: Technical requirements framework of hospital information systems: design and evaluation

 ItemDelphiEvaluation
Mean ScoreYesNo
1Using standard databases3.8616 (100)
2Handling the standard Persian language3.8416 (100)
3Handling an unlimited number of clients3.7814 (87.5)2 (12.5)
4Availability of standard templates for output and input information3.7613 (81.2)3 (18.8)
5Installing the client and server easily and standard form.3.7316 (100)
6Upgrading through the server easily and automatically3.7314 (87.5)2 (12.5)
7Employing standard programming languages3.7115 (93.8)1 (6.2)
8Compatibility with the international standards for client-server operating systems3.7111 (68.8)5 (31.2)
9Exporting data to different types of statistical programs3.7111 (68.8)5 (31.2)
10Generating customized reports3.689 (56.2)7 (43.8)
11Application of server’s date and time rather than client’s date and time in the software3.6313 (81.2)3 (18.8)
12Execution of routines as services instead of manual execution3.5512 (75)4 (25)
13Being run in a network-connected mode using the client-server method3.5213 (81.2)3 (18.8)
14Providing predicted and routine reports3.5214 (87.5)2 (12.5)
15Adopting appropriate solutions to server connection among different units3.511 (68.8)5 (31.2)
16Application of external devices and other devices in the system3.515 (93.8)1 (6.2)
17Providing functional independence for clients of certain operating systems and platforms3.477 (43.8)9 (56.2)
18Application of supported standards3.478 (50)8 (50)
19Reporting through the Web Service3.447 (43.8)9 (56.2)
20Providing all the technical specifications, relationships among tables, ERD, routines and among software classes as UML as well as other technical features of the database in writing and based on the RUP methodology for large projects or XP for small projects3.444 (25)12 (75)
21Recording all the modifiable data and procedures in the database and avoiding storing them in the program code3.399 (56.2)7 (43.8)
22Availability of a multilayer enterprise architecture for the design3.346 (37.5)10 (62.5)
23Compatibility with the Web3.286 (37.5)10 (62.5)
24Employing the procedures by using Commit and Rollback3.285 (31.2)11 (68.8)
25Recording and editing data through the Web3.234 (25)12 (75)
26Using open-source tools in the system design and production3.076 (37.5)10 (62.5)
27Visibility of database contents and non-coding information3.028 (50)8 (50)
Total3.53 ± 0.37283 (65.5)149 (34.5)