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Development of Health Informatics for Caring for Children in Occupational Therapy Service Communities

Kewalin Panyo1, Supawadee Putthinoi1 and Suchitporn Lersilp1
  • 1 Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Abstract

Health Informatics (HI) is an integration of health information and technology to be improving levels of efficiency in Occupational Therapy (OT) care managers in the community. The purpose of this study was to develop HI in the community for care managers caring for children from birth to 6 years old. Fifteen participants were occupational therapists, who worked as care managers in the community. The research instrument was a questionnaire that comprised 22 items in 4 aspects including requirement, function, usability and security. The HI system in this study comprised 6 parts such as log in, data display and summary, history, assessment, intervention and follow-up. Efficiency of the HI system was at the good level from the perspective of users (4.30±0.58). When the efficacy of aspects was considered, the result found that usability was presented at the high level and had the highest mean, next to security, function and requirement, consecutively.

Journal of Computer Science
Volume 14 No. 7, 2018, 1029-1037

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2018.1029.1037

Submitted On: 21 June 2018 Published On: 30 July 2018

How to Cite: Panyo, K., Putthinoi, S. & Lersilp, S. (2018). Development of Health Informatics for Caring for Children in Occupational Therapy Service Communities. Journal of Computer Science, 14(7), 1029-1037. https://doi.org/10.3844/jcssp.2018.1029.1037

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Keywords

  • Health Informatics
  • Care Manager
  • Community-Based Services
  • Children