Web- Based Medical Equipment Information Management System, The Case of Dire Dawa Administration Health Bureau

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Addis Ababa University


Background: In delivering the health care service, health professionals use different kinds of medical equipment to provide quality health care service. Medical equipment is any instrument, apparatus, machine, appliance, implant, in vitro reagent or calibrator, software, material or other similar or related article which does not achieve its primary intended action in or on the human body by pharmacological, immunological or metabolic means. Medical equipment information management system is used to automate the documentation of all activities relating to medical equipment. Objective: The objective of this project is to design web- based information system for medical equipment management taking the Dire Dawa administration health bureau as a case. Methodology: This project is conducted in Dire Dawa administration health bureau for the biomedical case team. This project follows the design science methodology. Object Oriented analysis and design methodology is used for requirement analysis and design. Purposive sampling was used to find the study area. In depth interview and document review were done to analyze the existing situation. UML techniques were used to model the analysis and design of the new proposed system. The investigator uses HTML, PHP and MySQL to design system prototype. Discussion Of Result: The use case diagram identifies all the process and system boundary of the proposed system. Eleven processes were identified with their corresponding actors. Fourteen objects of the system were identified and modeled using the class diagram. The flow and sequence of the processes were presented using the sequence diagrams. User prototype was modeled for the system usability testing. Conclusion: This project does not show the final product of the system, rather provides system prototype for further continuous evaluation and development along with the user feedback input. In addition to the system prototype, the project identifies the points need to be improved and the areas need further investigation in the existing system.



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