J Korean Soc Med Inform.  2007 Sep;13(3):285-297.

Development of a Web-Based Multimedia Health Service System for Maternal Health Management

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  • 1Dept. of Nursing, Inje Univ., Busan, Korea. jibai@inje.ac.kr

Abstract


OBJECTIVE
The purpose of this study was to develop a web-based multimedia heath information system for maternal health care using principles of user-centered design.
METHODS
Research process includes needs assessment, needs analysis, design, development/testing, and application release. Research methods for needs assessment included literature review, interviews, focus groups, and surveys.
RESULTS
Based on the user's needs studies, this information service system contains an introduction, pregnancy test, fetal assessment, maternal and fetal development during pregnancy, maternal self-care methods, complications of pregnancy, complications of postpartum period, information for parenting, father's page, self-help group, FAQ, counseling and hyperlinked on Internet sites of resources pages. The web site was released using the URL: http://www.baejy.com/im.
CONCLUSION
Through this health information system, clients can obtain information on maternal and baby care such as maternity care guidelines, daily instructions for families. This system will be a new way of nursing intervention and contribute to the maternal health promotion.

Keyword

Women's Health; Maternal Health Services; Information System; Internet

MeSH Terms

Counseling
Female
Fetal Development
Focus Groups
Health Information Systems
Health Services*
Humans
Information Services
Information Systems
Internet
Maternal Health Services
Maternal Health*
Multimedia*
Needs Assessment
Nursing
Parenting
Parents
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Tests
Self Care
Self-Help Groups
Women's Health
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