Adopting Software Quality Measures for Healthcare Processes

Yildiz O., Demirors O.

22nd International Congress of the European-Federation-for-Medical-Informatics on Medical Informatics Europe (MIE), Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina, 30 August - 02 September 2009, vol.150, pp.394-398 identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 150
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/978-1-60750-044-5-394
  • City: Sarajevo
  • Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Page Numbers: pp.394-398
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we investigated the adoptability of software quality measures for healthcare process measurement. Quality measures of ISO/IEC 9126 are redefined from a process perspective to build a generic healthcare process quality measurement model. Case study research method is used, and the model is applied to a public hospital's Entry to Care process. After the application, weak and strong aspects of the process can be easily observed. Access audibility, fault removal, completeness of documentation, and machine utilization are weak aspects and these aspects are the candidates for process improvement. On the other hand, functional completeness, fault ratio, input validity checking, response time, and throughput time are the strong aspects of the process.